Thor Olavsrud

Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

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

Articles by Thor Olavsrud

What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation
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What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

More CIOS are turning to robotic process automation to eliminate tedious tasks, freeing corporate workers to focus on higher value work. But RPA requires proper design, planning and governance if it's to bolster the business, experts say.
June 29, 2022
Automation eases medical record sharing at JHS
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Automation eases medical record sharing at JHS

Jackson Health System’s Medical Record Surveillance and Record Sharing project scans medical records in real-time, matches them to partner organizations, and automates the medical record transfer, providing a productivity and efficiency boost.
June 21, 2022
What companies get wrong about data transformation
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What companies get wrong about data transformation

A lot of organizations continue to struggle with leveraging their data. To become data-driven, organizations need to commit to treating data as a product and to transforming their culture.
June 14, 2022
Top 10 AI graduate degree programs
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Top 10 AI graduate degree programs

Thinking about getting your graduate degree in artificial intelligence? Here are 10 of the top schools with AI degrees worth pursuing.
May 19, 2022
At a loss for data project ROI? Evaluate it like a product
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At a loss for data project ROI? Evaluate it like a product

Ascertaining the value of data initiatives that support the business can be tricky. Here’s how data intelligence company Collibra took a product-based approach to evaluating the ROI of a key pre-sales dashboard tool.
April 18, 2022
Molex CDO proves the value of customer-centric IT
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Molex CDO proves the value of customer-centric IT

After years as a CIO at many different companies, Mike Giresi is defining the role of CDO at Molex and Koch Industries as one focused on customers and business operations, not just technology.
April 11, 2022
Supply chain analytics: 3 success stories
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Supply chain analytics: 3 success stories

With supply chain disruptions ongoing, organizations are leaning on analytics to glean insights into their supply chains and operations, as these three supply chain analytics examples attest.
February 22, 2022
12 data science certifications that will pay off
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12 data science certifications that will pay off

Looking to get ahead as a data scientist? Earning one of these data science certs will help you stand out in one of the hottest careers in IT.
February 18, 2022