Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

Thor Olavsrud covers data analytics, business intelligence, and data science for CIO.com. He resides in New York.

What is NLP? Natural language processing explained

What is data visualization? Presenting data for decision-making

What is data visualization? Presenting data for decision-making

Data visualization is the presentation of data in a graphical format to make it easier for decision makers to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data.

DC Water hunts lost water with analytics

DC Water hunts lost water with analytics

Predictive analytics and AI are helping the District of Columbia’s water authority discover water main and sewer pipe breaks proactively.

NJ Transit leverages data for bus and rail transformation

NJ Transit leverages data for bus and rail transformation

NJ Transit CTO Faisal Jameel has launched a data-driven overhaul to transform how the third-largest public transit agency in the US serves its passengers.

What is data governance? A best practices framework for managing data assets

What is data governance? A best practices framework for managing data assets

Data governance defines roles, responsibilities, and processes for ensuring accountability for and ownership of data assets across the enterprise.

3 analytics and AI trends that will dominate 2021

3 analytics and AI trends that will dominate 2021

As enterprises continue to grapple with the pandemic, proving the ROI of analytics and AI, enabling intelligent automation, and leveraging data for diversity, equity, and inclusion will be critical.

Convergint builds data science team from the ground up

Convergint builds data science team from the ground up

The installer of integrated building systems’ first-ever CIO, Bhuvana Badrinathan, launched data capabilities to predict sales revenue using automated data ingestion and feature engineering.

What is business process management? The key to enterprise agility

What is business process management? The key to enterprise agility

Business process management (BPM) is the practice of discovering and controlling an organization’s processes to align them with business goals as the business evolves.

What is data analytics? Analyzing and managing data for decisions

What is data analytics? Analyzing and managing data for decisions

Data analytics is a discipline focused on extracting insights from data, including the analysis, collection, organization, and storage of data, as well as the tools and techniques used to do so.

Top 12 BI tools of 2021

Top 12 BI tools of 2021

It’s not always easy choosing a business intelligence tool to meet the needs of your enterprise. Here are 12 that could work for you.

What is business analytics? Using data to predict business outcomes

What is business analytics? Using data to predict business outcomes

Business analytics is the practical application of statistical analysis and technologies on business data to identify trends and predict business outcomes.

What is a data analyst? A key role for data-driven business decisions

What is a data analyst? A key role for data-driven business decisions

Data analysts help organizations understand the current state of the business by interpreting a wide range of data.

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