Reflections from CERAWeek 2018: Digitalization and AI Will Help Oil & Gas Companies Think Outside the Box; Achieve Operational Efficiencies at Scale

by Azita Martin
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Maana Leadership
Reflections from CERAWeek 2018: Digitalization and AI Will Help Oil & Gas Companies Think Outside the Box; Achieve Operational Efficiencies at Scale

This year I had the opportunity at attend CERAWeek 2018, the Davos of the energy industry and in this blog I wanted to summarize some of the most common themes dominating the conversations amongst the top energy industry leaders. No matter where you think the industry is headed, technology innovations will be a crucial part of the trajectory. CERAWeek organizers seemed to understand the impact...

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What’s The Score? Developing The Right Measurement Capability Is Critical To AI Success

Steve Gustafson
by Steve Gustafson
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Maana Leadership
What’s The Score? Developing The Right Measurement Capability Is Critical To AI Success

Several years ago, I was involved in defining an artificial intelligence (AI) system to improve help desk tickets for a large IT provider. They received hundreds of tickets per hour across a global customer base. The leadership identified a key question for the AI system to answer: Given a new IT problem by a user, what is the first resolution they should attempt? Initially, customers...

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Assistive AI, Not Autonomous AI, Is The Path To Improved Operational Efficiencies

by Donald Thompson
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Maana Leadership
Assistive AI, Not Autonomous AI, Is The Path To Improved Operational Efficiencies

In my 30 years of experience designing and delivering large-scale, high-profile software, I’ve served as architect and director of engineering at Microsoft Research and founded the Knowledge and Reasoning group within Bing. Most recently, I co-founded and currently serve as president of Maana, a company that has pioneered digital knowledge technology and is helping some of the world’s largest industrial companies achieve their digital transformation...

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The Benefits of the Knowledge-Centric Platform

by Donald Thompson
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Maana Leadership
The Benefits of the Knowledge-Centric Platform

This week I was excited to see two respected analyst Jason Bloomberg from Intellyx and Mike Guilfoyle from the ARC Advisory Group validate digital knowledge technology as a new breed of technology that delivers much faster business value. There are many reasons why Maana’s customers select our platform to drive digital transformation, but without a doubt the primary reason is time to value. In almost...

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Why Digital Transformation Should Start with Knowledge Not Data

by Donald Thompson
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Maana Leadership
Why Digital Transformation Should Start with Knowledge Not Data

In our latest blog Human Knowledge: The Crux of Digital Transformation, Azita Martin, CMO of Maana explains why capturing human expertise is just as important as using the right data for digital transformation. Maana’s customers are the largest industrial companies in the world and operate the most sophisticated equipment and processes.  We built our software platform working closely with these companies to optimize their assets...

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Maana’s Ground Breaking Invention and Unique Technology Getting Industry Validation

by Babur Ozden
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Maana Leadership
Maana’s Ground Breaking Invention and Unique Technology Getting Industry Validation

The past few months have been full of proud moments for all of us at MAANA, and have been a very humbling personal career high for me.  In addition to validation by our customers, Maana is being recognized by some of the most respected global organizations responsible for identifying technology innovations that our technology will significantly impact global productivity and energy issues. Last week Maana...

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Human Knowledge: The Crux of Digital Transformation

by Azita Martin
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Maana Leadership
Human Knowledge: The Crux of Digital Transformation

Virtually every company claims to be on a journey toward digital transformation. IDC predicts that by the end of this year, two-thirds of CEOs at Global 2000 enterprises will have digital transformation at the heart of their corporate strategy. Most current digital transformation initiatives are being led by consulting firms and on average take five years to deliver business value. So, what is digital transformation,...

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New Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence

Steve Gustafson
by Steve Gustafson
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Maana Leadership
Artificial neuron in concept of artificial intelligence. Wall-shaped binary codes make transmission lines of pulses and/or information in an analogy to a microchip. Neural network and data transmission.

I like to think of artificial intelligence as a metaphor for human intelligence and function: seeing, thinking, acting, and learning. Seeing is about pattern detection and recognition; it is about our senses that we have available to us. Thinking is where we form plans, weigh options, make predictions, and optimize against a variety of constraints and objectives. Acting is where our thoughts and plans, generated...

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Models: The Currency of Digital Transformation

by Babur Ozden
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Maana Leadership
Models: The Currency of Digital Transformation

“Digitalization transforms decision making at a company from data-driven to model-driven.”

The currency of digitalization is models. Everyone has data!

Board level conversation!

Pursuit of unprecedented and repeatable business results by improving the speed at which better decisions can be made by people aided by models, or in other words, digital transformation is now a board level conversation across industries.

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GE & Maana: Extending Digital Twin to Quickly Expand Across All Assets in The Enterprise

by Mike Dolbec
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Maana Blog
GE & Maana: Extending Digital Twin to Quickly Expand Across All Assets in The Enterprise

At GE Ventures, it’s our mission to partner with software technology companies that will accelerate our vision of the Industrial Internet, and from the very beginning it was clear to me that Maana fit the bill. Three years ago, when I first met with Maana’s founders, Babur Ozden and Donald Thompson, I recognized they shared a vision similar to GE’s Industrial Internet. Maana’s vision from...

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