Maana Leadership


Three Key Success Factors for Achieving Maximum Business Value with Artificial Intelligence

Steve Gustafson
by Steve Gustafson
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Maana Leadership
Three Key Success Factors for Achieving Maximum Business Value with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is making tremendous impact already in the world.  Some of that impact is indirect and comes from the anticipation of things that may sound like science fiction now, which has led to massive investments in ideas and people.  Much of the impact is direct and comes from applying existing AI capabilities to current processes to improve customer satisfaction, decision making, and productivity of...

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How to Get Started With AI to Demonstrate Business Value In Months

by Azita Martin
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Maana Leadership
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Part 2: AI-Driven Applications Must Capture and Combine Human Knowledge With Data for Digitalization to Succeed

The AI-enabled software selected by a company should be open in nature to prevent the company from being locked into a technology that is custom-coded by the vendor and requires relying on that vendor for any adjustments or changes. There are two keys to successfully implementing AI-driven applications or solutions. First, CDOs must involve the experts that run those operations from the very beginning. Second, they must remember that AI is not a data science project, but instead it is a project that must capture human expertise and combine that with the most relevant data in order to appropriately train the AI algorithms.

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How to Get Started With AI to Demonstrate Business Value In Months

by Azita Martin
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Maana Leadership
How to Get Started With AI to Demonstrate Business Value In Months

Part 1: Common Best Practices in Using Artificial Intelligence for Successful Digitalization

We hear plenty about digitalization, but often companies are unclear and use different approaches and technologies to achieve digitalization.  Some have had great success and demonstrate business value in the first six months, and others stuggle to deliver value after millions of dollars in investments. To successfully leverage AI, companies should have the ability to quickly build AI-enabled applications that either automate tasks or augment human decision making.

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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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