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How to make campus life better with AI technology

In many organizations, business intelligence is the exclusive province of IT specialists and business analysts. However, those of us at Michigan State University (MSU) have a different approach. At MSU’s Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS), we put IBM Watson Analytics into the hands of our operations managers. Its ease of use gives them […]

Banking

Why ANZ bank is optimistic about blockchain technology

With so much hype surrounding blockchain, we at ANZ bank have been keen to develop practical and deliverable use cases. We’re optimistic about one that applies distributed ledger technology to digitize financial guarantees between landlords and tenants in commercial property leasing. Working in a modest consortium with Westpac bank, shopping center operator Scentre Group and […]

Government

How to handle growing storage needs for geospatial data

When a search-and-rescue organization is looking for someone, every second counts. They need to know exactly where they are and what ground they’ve already covered. Organizations like UK Lowland Rescue rely on the accurate, available mapping data from Ordnance Survey to do their jobs quickly and efficiently. Ordnance Survey is the national mapping agency for […]

How to make campus life better with AI technology

In many organizations, business intelligence is the exclusive province of IT specialists and business analysts. However, those of us at Michigan State University (MSU) have a different approach. At MSU’s Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS), we put IBM Watson Analytics into the hands of our operations managers. Its ease of use gives them […]

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Why ANZ bank is optimistic about blockchain technology

With so much hype surrounding blockchain, we at ANZ bank have been keen to develop practical and deliverable use cases. We’re optimistic about one that applies distributed ledger technology to digitize financial guarantees between landlords and tenants in commercial property leasing. Working in a modest consortium with Westpac bank, shopping center operator Scentre Group and […]

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How to handle growing storage needs for geospatial data

When a search-and-rescue organization is looking for someone, every second counts. They need to know exactly where they are and what ground they’ve already covered. Organizations like UK Lowland Rescue rely on the accurate, available mapping data from Ordnance Survey to do their jobs quickly and efficiently. Ordnance Survey is the national mapping agency for […]

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How to increase productivity and reduce costs with IoT and Maximo

Slumping oil prices and increasingly difficult-to-extract oil pose a major challenge to companies in the oil and gas industry. At Kuwait Oil Company, one way that we’re pursuing cost optimization is by embracing intelligent, Internet of Things (IoT)-based enterprise asset management (EAM) technology – not just for oil extraction and drilling, but in all our […]

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Progressive seeks industry edge with high-tech Quantum

The science and technology world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, which promise to solve problems beyond what classical computers ever could. The first industry applications are now being explored and it is expected that within five years quantum computing will be mainstream. Companies like Progressive Insurance are already taking action to learn […]

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How high-tech blockchain is helping boost global trade

A trade fan speaks In the realm of banking, I’m what you’d call a “trade person.” I don’t just mean it in the literal sense—my job: Global Co-head of Trade and Working Capital for the UniCredit Group —I mean it on a deeper, personal level. We “trade people” share a passionate belief that, in the […]

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Payment fraud prevention at a national payment switch

France has a long history as a pioneer in payment fraud prevention. It was the only nation that introduced Chip and PIN countrywide in 1992 [1]. This action made France the first all-smartcard country. And it reduced fraud in France to almost zero overnight. For decades. But criminals became more sophisticated and fraud losses returned. […]

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How to build trust in AI with blockchain technology

Machine learning and AI are all about data. We give AI-powered systems massive amounts of data to ingest and analyze, and then we trust the results. But I want to know how we can ensure the integrity of those systems, from the algorithms to the data sources. Solving the AI data-integrity issue I believe the […]

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How to modernize the mainframe in a fast-changing banking industry

At Fiducia & Gad IT AG, our job is to keep IT systems up to date for all 1,100 cooperative banks in Germany. It’s a bit of a straddling act—between old and new, established and innovative, the past and the future. On one hand, our customers face changing regulations and competition from new types of […]

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