data analytics

How to make campus life better with AI technology

Written by Michael Dawisha | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

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 (now known as Cognos Analytics) into the hands of our operations managers. Its ...read more


Analytics and AI can improve healthcare benefits decisions

Written by Monique Reece | AI/Watson, Analytics, Cloud...

Most of us are aware that advanced analytics and AI can help doctors diagnose disease and treat patients better. An area of decision support that’s been neglected, however, is healthcare benefits. This is unfortunate because benefits decisions can have serious financial and wellness consequences for every employer and its employees. Indeed, a typical family of ...read more


Air Canada flies high with boost from digital technology

Written by Steve Bogie and others | Analytics, The Weather Company, Travel and Transportation

When we ask our customers, “What makes Air Canada a great airline?” we hear that we’re reliable, consistent and trustworthy. We also hear that we have a great fleet and a wonderful staff, and that we really know our business. And because we really know our business, customers trust us. We love the fact that ...read more


How AI transformed ABB customer support in just 90 days

Written by Babu Kuttala | AI/Watson, Analytics, Industrial Products

When most manufacturers think of using IT solutions to support their business, they generally focus on augmenting their physical assets, or upgrading their inventory or supply chain management systems. ABB is different. With our unified, cross-industry ABB Ability™ digital offering, ABB is transforming into a data-driven manufacturer. We want to use data to drive all ...read more


Big data helps prove the value of new medicines

Written by Eros Papademetriou | Analytics, Healthcare, Life Sciences

I love solving puzzles. I think that’s why my career has continually focused on some aspect of research. I love finding answers, but the process is exciting, too. Sometimes our clients come to us at SmartAnalyst with a vague but intriguing challenge. My job is to help them refine their questions and find the answers ...read more


AI brings next-gen solutions to solve today’s real problems

Written by Ed Evans | AI/Watson, Analytics, Business Partner...

We’re all familiar with Hollywood’s sensational portrayal of artificial intelligence as machines taking over the world. But AI today is about practical solutions to real problems in many industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, finance and even ocean powerboat racing. That’s why, five years ago, we at DataSkill bet the company on AI. We did it because ...read more


Weather data sparks retail innovation to help bottom line

Written by Erik Haas | Analytics, Business Partner, Cloud...

At Bison Schweiz AG, we’re constantly reinventing our products to meet the changing needs of our retail customers. When we saw the opportunity to integrate weather data into our electronic store label (ESL) solution, Bison ESL Manager, we jumped at the chance. What does weather have to do with retail? Any gardening store manager can ...read more


Interns unlock real-world business value with high-tech AI skill

Written by Ellen Durnin | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

When you think of a student internship, what comes to mind? Ordering office supplies? Managing social media? How about using artificial intelligence to solve an organization’s toughest challenges? In fact, some of our students at Southern Connecticut State University are using advanced analytics to mine data for local businesses through the School of Business’ IBM ...read more


The surprising truth about student achievement

Written by Michael Ben-Avie | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

What’s the secret to a successful college career? At the Office of Assessment and Planning at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), it’s our job to find out. What we discovered may surprise you. Studying the data We’ve been collecting student data for many years—running longitudinal cohort studies on every class since 2007. That data includes ...read more