Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

10 master data management certifications that will pay off

PepsiCo tackles supply chain with data

PepsiCo tackles supply chain with data

The food and beverage multinational is transforming its ecommerce sales and field sales teams with predictive analytics that help it know when a retailer is about to be out of stock.

6 famous analytics and AI disasters

6 famous analytics and AI disasters

Insights from data and machine learning algorithms can be invaluable, but mistakes can cost you reputation, revenue, or even lives. These high-profile analytics and AI blunders illustrate what can go wrong.

Verizon CIO Shankar Arumugavelu on putting emerging technologies to work

Verizon CIO Shankar Arumugavelu on putting emerging technologies to work

Verizon is transforming its business with NLP, machine learning, digital twin, and augmented reality.

What is a data architect? IT’s data framework visionary

What is a data architect? IT’s data framework visionary

Data architects visualize and design an organization's enterprise data management framework, aligned with enterprise strategy and business architecture.

Microsoft Data Analyst Associate certification guide

Microsoft Data Analyst Associate certification guide

BI and data visualization skills are in demand and Microsoft Power BI skills are a great way to get ahead. Here's our guide to Microsoft's Data Analyst Associate certification.

Top 8 data engineer and data architect certifications

Top 8 data engineer and data architect certifications

Data engineers and data architects are in high demand. Here are the certifications that will give your career an edge.

The top 11 big data and data analytics certifications

The top 11 big data and data analytics certifications

Data scientists, data analysts and data engineers are in high demand. Here are the big data and data analytics certifications that will give your career an edge.

What is data mining? Finding patterns and trends in data

What is data mining? Finding patterns and trends in data

Data mining, sometimes called knowledge discovery, is the process of sifting large volumes of data for correlations, patterns, and trends.

Toyota turns to AI to speed credit decisioning

Toyota turns to AI to speed credit decisioning

Toyota Financial Services’ Intelligent Financing Decision Engine leverages machine learning and massive data sets to accelerate credit decisioning and improve customer and dealer experience.

Fidelity unlocks the power of data by transforming its pipeline

Fidelity unlocks the power of data by transforming its pipeline

Fidelity Investments is creating a “next-generation data pipeline” to make data available throughout the enterprise and its ecosystem.

Carhartt ups its sales prospects with AI

Carhartt ups its sales prospects with AI

The apparel company has developed an AI-driven tool that helps its go-to-market divisions take a coordinated data-driven approach to expanding their footprint in the marketplace.

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