Data & AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Data & AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Using the power of advanced analytics, machine learning, and AI, you can derive insights to help optimize operations, drive innovation, and deliver value to the company and your customers.

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How can the Irish public sector unleash the potential of AI?

How can the Irish public sector unleash the potential of AI? Reducing cost, creating efficiencies and driving value are the perpetual concerns of every size and type of organisation in both Irish private and public sectors. Innovations such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) have been instrumental in helping organisations improve their products and […]

Cathriona  Hallahan

Cathriona Hallahan

Manager Director at Microsoft Ireland

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Two companies that succeeded by changing their winning formulas

Perceived wisdom often holds that if something isn’t broken, then you shouldn’t fix it. At first glance, this would seem especially true when you’re already an industry leader. Why change something that’s already working well and giving you a competitive advantage over an industry full of companies trying to supersede you? The answer lies in […]

Paul Shanahan 

Paul Shanahan 

Intelligent Cloud Business Group Lead

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Harvesting data helps save water

With more than 140 years of history, the financial service company Ibercaja is deeply invested in the north-east region of Spain. In order to support its rural clients and solve the local water scarcity problems, the company now helps farmers to digitally transform their crop management. Key to this transformation are “Internet of Things“ enabled […]

Paul Shanahan 

Paul Shanahan 

Intelligent Cloud Business Group Lead

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Pitch perfect? The football stadium enhancing their grass with IoT

Is Johan Cruijff Arena the most innovative stadium in the world? It’s certainly looking that way. Well ahead of the curve on taking an environmental stance within their business practices, this Dutch arena achieved carbon neutral status before it had even become a global corporate priority. Now this European entertainment goliath turns its sights towards […]

Paul Shanahan 

Paul Shanahan 

Intelligent Cloud Business Group Lead

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Overcoming a sea of data with Microsoft Azure

With 12,000 ships certified, DNV GL’s job of ensuring they’re built safely and remain safe should be overwhelming, especially with the more than 50,000 inspections it must carry out each year. However, by making use of machine learning algorithms in Microsoft Azure, the company is not only increasing efficiency and satisfying its customers, but it’s […]

Paul Shanahan 

Paul Shanahan 

Intelligent Cloud Business Group Lead

The Best Coffee Is Brewed In The Cloud

The Best Coffee Is Brewed In The Cloud

Modern coffee is complicated. Gone are the days when a quick cup of ‘instant’ in the morning would satisfy most of us. Coffee is a living, breathing culture, and with it comes a burgeoning set of consumer expectations. Meeting and exceeding them determines whether coffee businesses sink or swim in an industry where you’re only […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Why are we spending more on printing than AI?

Why are we spending more on printing than AI? I was taken aback by two pieces of data I saw recently. IDC¹ reported that worldwide spending on AI (Artificial Intelligence) was $24BN in 2018. Reuters² then revealed that the spend on managed print services ALONE was $33BN. Given Microsoft’s recent AI research conducted by EY […]

Ger Perdisatt

Ger Perdisatt

Enterprise Director

360° AI

A new way to think about digital transformation: The AI 360° Model

We’re in the midst of a fevered period of hype about how artificial intelligence will shape the future of work. Business leaders across the world are asking themselves a number of questions: How can my company use AI effectively? Are we exploring the right business opportunities? Are we open to change? The journey to digital […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Emotional Intelligence and Digital Culture are the Foundations of AI

Emotional Intelligence and Digital Culture are the Foundations of AI This year, the volume around Artificial Intelligence has gone up, but an increase in noise is not the same as an understanding of the culture required to make AI successful. AI is perceived as a major catalyst for change, and with that promise, business leaders […]

Aisling Curtis

Aisling Curtis

Commercial Director

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Getting Clear On Voice Recognition 

Getting Clear On Voice Recognition  Alot of work has been done on making voice the preferred input method for technology users. In 1952 Bell Laboratories designed the “Audrey” system, which recognized digits spoken by a single voice. 10 years later this was followed by IBM who demonstrated its “shoebox” machine that could understand 16 words. […]

Paul Shanahan 

Paul Shanahan 

Intelligent Cloud Business Group Lead

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Financial services company is banking on the future of bots

Raiffeisen has developed a chatbot so it can remain competitive and better serve its customers.

Paul Shanahan 

Paul Shanahan 

Intelligent Cloud Business Group Lead

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Infographic: Enabling Connected Field Service

Empowering manufacturers, no matter where you are in your field service journey

Paul Shanahan 

Paul Shanahan 

Intelligent Cloud Business Group Lead

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