Author Archive for Mike Guilfoyle

GE Minds and Machines Showcases Predix Adoption by Utilities

The tone at GE Minds and Machines 2017 in San Francisco was pretty upbeat. Attendance rose significantly from 2016, with more than 3,700 people from 59 countries on hand. Some key Predix partnership advancements with Microsoft Azure and Apple were announced. New CEO John Flannery delivered an unequivocal keynote backing GE’s commitment to going digital […]

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Oracle Sees Bright IIoT Future: OpenWorld 2017

Oracle Strategy for Artificial Intelligence Becomes Clearer Early October’s Oracle OpenWorld provided some helpful granularity relative to the company’s overall message about cloud-delivered business. The cloud message was still a dominating theme, building upon last year’s OpenWorld theme that was all-in on the cloud all the time. However, the company also delivered some specific insight into its […]

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Operational Analytics and the Value of Iterative Improvement

There are many different types of operational analytics. Solutions offered are far ranging, such as enhancements in traditional statistical methods, model-based techniques that include streaming data, and the use of machine learning. Additionally, some of the techniques can also applied for specific effect, such as natural language processing and semantic search. Trying to find a […]

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Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise Part 3: Implementing Digital Knowledge Strategies

Note: This is the third blog of a three-part series that examines human expertise as part of digital transformation. Digitizing subject matter expertise is critical for companies that want to implement prescriptive, agile operational processes, such as maintenance. The term for doing so is called digital knowledge. Digital knowledge is the discipline of encoding human expertise […]

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Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise Part 2: Overcoming Barriers to Knowledge

Note: This is the second blog of a three-part series that examines human expertise as part of digital transformation. Digitizing subject matter expertise is critical for companies that want to implement prescriptive, agile operational processes, such as maintenance. The term for doing so is called digital knowledge. Digital knowledge is the discipline of encoding human expertise […]

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