Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

Rolls-Royce turns to digital twins to improve jet engine efficiency

What is master data management? Ensuring a single source of truth

What is master data management? Ensuring a single source of truth

MDM is a set of disciplines, processes, and technologies for managing data about entities, such as products and customers, around which business is conducted.

VMware tackles ESG with innovation

VMware tackles ESG with innovation

VMware has created an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) function within the Office of the CTO that is working closely with the company’s CIO to mitigate risk and drive innovation.

Truck maker Oshkosh drives decisions with data

Truck maker Oshkosh drives decisions with data

The 104-year-old manufacturer of specialty trucks and military vehicles is leveraging data to optimize its business.

San Jose Sharks build fan engagement with analytics

San Jose Sharks build fan engagement with analytics

Seeking better insight into its marketing efforts, the NHL hockey team is breaking down data silos between business functions and leveraging data in new ways to maximize fan revenue.

What is NLP? Natural language processing explained

What is NLP? Natural language processing explained

Natural language processing is a branch of AI that enables computers to understand, process, and generate language just as people do — and its use in business is rapidly growing.

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.

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