Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

Catholic Relief Services leverages machine learning to fight hunger

Oracle unleashes cloud-based data science platform

Oracle unleashes cloud-based data science platform

The database giant is leveraging assets from its acquisition of DataScience.com to deliver a new enterprise-grade, cloud-based data science platform focused on collaboration.

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.

Bayer uses digital twins to reshape business strategy

Bayer uses digital twins to reshape business strategy

Bayer Crop Science has created 'virtual factories' to provide dynamic digital representations of the equipment and processes for each of its nine North American corn seed manufacturing sites.

Verizon boosts customer service with NLP

Verizon boosts customer service with NLP

The telecom giant has reduced costs and improved customer service response times by leveraging natural language processing and deep learning to automatically process requests.

Predictive analytics help PPG customers prevent corrosion

Predictive analytics help PPG customers prevent corrosion

The supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials has created a new analytics service to help its customers maximize the uptime and life expectancy of their industrial assets.

Top 13 data engineer and data architect certifications

Top 13 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 9 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

The top 9 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

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

5 data analytics investments worth the hype

5 data analytics investments worth the hype

Analytics technologies are all too often hyped as transformational magic. But these five emerging analytics investments look promising and productive enough to fuel future bottom-line benefits.

12 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

12 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

From BI analysts and BI developers to BI architects and BI directors, business intelligence pros are in high demand. Here are a dozen certifications that could give your career an edge.

Data preparation tools: Your analytics strategy’s secret weapon

Data preparation tools: Your analytics strategy’s secret weapon

Data preparation is frequently cited as the leading roadblock to leveraging data within an organization. Getting the right tool for your organization can help you breakthrough.

Merck proves 3D printing's transformative power

Merck proves 3D printing's transformative power

Merck's core IT infrastructure team took the lead in helping the business innovate by exploring the transformative power of 3D printing.

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