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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Fortune 500 Innovators Are Using Digital Knowledge Technology™ to Accelerate Digital Transformation

by Azita Martin
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Maana Leadership
Fortune 500 Innovators Are Using Digital Knowledge Technology™ to Accelerate Digital Transformation

The enthusiasm for data lakes and data-first technologies is quickly vanishing. While these initiatives were all the rage for the past five years, they are failing to deliver on their promises of achieving enterprise-wide profitability. Simply gathering data spread across the enterprise and consolidating it into data lakes – in hopes that data scientists can mine it for insights and stumble upon the right answers...

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Category Creation: Not for the Faint of Heart

by Azita Martin
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Maana Leadership
Category Creation: Not for the Faint of Heart

I recently wrote a piece for LinkedIn Pulse on our efforts at Maana to create the Enterprise Knowledge Technology Category, that I feel is important to share with our community in this blog variation. The inspiration for the post was my involvement at the 2016 GE Communications Summit last month at their Crotonville leadership training campus in Ossining, NY. It was a gathering of some...

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Part 3: Predictive Analytics in the Industrial World – Driving Business Value

by Beena Ammanath
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Maana Blog
Part 3: Predictive Analytics in the Industrial World – Driving Business Value

Over the past weeks we have shared insights from Beena Ammanath, Executive Director, Data Science Products and Delivery, GE Digital about data in the industrial world and power of predictive analytics. For this final Q&A, we drill further into best practices and significance of analytics on the way we live and work.

What type of collaboration between data scientists & domain experts do you recommend for data-driven organizations?

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Everything We Do is Motivated by Real-World Experience

by Donald Thompson
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Maana Leadership
Everything We Do is Motivated by Real-World Experience

We build the Maana Knowledge-Centric Technology Platform by tackling the biggest problems of the world’s largest companies, so everything we do is motivated by real-world experience.  We are proud to announce our first major version increase of the platform that incorporates technologies and lessons learned over the course of nearly 4 years.  But instead of just rattling off a list of new features and improvements,...

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Digitalization

by Babur Ozden
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Maana Leadership
Digitalization

On September 22, 2016, the world of (big) business woke up to the Maersk press release announcing major changes and new strategic destination. I have had the pleasure of visiting Maersk headquarters three times in the last two months. It’s an elegant campus that is representative of its culture and values, located right on the water at the heart of one of the prettiest cities...

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Knowledge-Centric Technology vs Artificial Intelligence: Part I

by Donald Thompson
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Maana Leadership
Knowledge-Centric Technology vs Artificial Intelligence: Part I

Dave Bowman: Optimize my supply chain, HAL.
HAL: I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.

Is this the scene that plays out in your mind when you think of AI solving your complex business problems? Wikipedia defines AI as “intelligence exhibited by machines,” which is further elaborated to “a flexible rational agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.” Is this the future we want to create, where we simply give autonomy to supposedly intelligent machines to decide how to maximize profitability (often the measure of success)?

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