Analytics

Can smart facilities management help slow tuition increases?

If you walk around a university like ours, one of the really cool things you see is how our facilities management people are woven into the buzz of student activity all around campus. It’s refreshing because it shows that students are aware that things like heat, air conditioning and lighting – things they can easily […]

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IBM Watson whispers, world record breaks

I’m proud of the recent run of the SilverHook powerboat between Key West and Cuba not only because our team broke the world record, but also because we are transforming the sport of offshore powerboat racing. A key factor is data-driven artificial intelligence. Not only does collecting and analyzing live data help us drive the […]

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SilverHook and IBM Watson IoT push ocean racing to world record

On August 17, 2017, the 48-ft. SilverHook powerboat broke the endurance world record from Key West to Cuba, traveling 103 miles through the Florida Straights in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 3 seconds. Average speed was 79.23 mph and top speed 127 mph. As the captain of the SilverHook Powerboat Team, and throttleman beside driver […]

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Findability Sciences delivers the joy of finding insight in HRM data

My greatest satisfaction in my work comes from replacing our customers’ “pain of searching” with the joy of finding. Overcoming the pain of unstructured data analytics By now, most companies realize the power of insight from big data. They’re also becoming increasingly aware of the importance of tapping into unstructured information, some of which resides […]

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Pursuing Watson-powered hospitality with passion

I am ardent in pursuing innovative technology solutions that drive business value. In fact, I rebranded our information technology department at Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf so that it’s now called Innovative Technology. Because, technology is really about enabling innovation. Our departmental commitment to technological innovation grew out of not only my own passion for […]

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Cognitive + Marketing: Three ways to better engage consumers

I receive more than 100 promotional emails every day. As a result, I delete nearly all of them, only keeping those sharing a well-timed sale or a catchy headline. This is in addition to the ads that pop up when I’m surfing online or checking social media. There’s a constant demand to spend more time, […]

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Influential and the power of personality insights

I’m not famous. I have no talent. And I’m not creating the kind of social media content you’re probably used to seeing. Back in the early days of Twitter and Instagram, I created accounts with names like @Travel, @Automotive and @Fashion. I owned those accounts because I claimed them first. But I didn’t sell them—I […]

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Danish startup to the rescue with natural disaster communications solution

In the critical 72 hours following a natural disaster, the survival of entire communities can rely upon quick help from outsiders. As soon as an earthquake, hurricane or typhoon hits, the clock starts counting. Relief coordinators must take immediate action to save as many lives as they can. But, when communication networks are down or […]

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Rain or shine, clients harness the weather with Watson

Never say never is good advice. Years ago, I never could have imagined sitting in a waiting room with a virtual golf driving range. Or helping a retailer “own the weather” across their business with the Alps as a backdrop to our discussion. Or talking about growing grapes and almonds with a farmer in a […]

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