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Where Should I Watch the Eclipse? A Data Analysis

There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the first such eclipse in the United States since 1979, and the last until 2024. If you are anything like me, you are now thinking, “Where do I watch?” Although there are several maps of the (narrow) path out there, there is a different […]

Predicting NFL Success with Algorithms

Year after year, we see sports franchises aggressively seeking the strongest, fastest, most athletic players that can help them win. In fact, the NFL has built an entire industry on accurately scouting athletes transitioning from college to the pros. The measures taken by football clubs range from sending scouts across the nation to hiring economists […]

Finding the Richest Reservoirs For Oil and Gas

The state of the oil and gas (O&G) industry is stabilizing, as the U.S. rig count is steadily increasing from its lows and the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil price has hovered around $50/bbl since its bottom in early 2016. Still, the industry has not rebounded to the peaks it saw in 2014. While […]

The 3 Phases of BP’s Cognitive Revolution

A few key decisions can affect the entire course of your future. For Fereidoun Abbassian, Vice President of Technology at BP, getting caught in the middle of a political protest as a teenager in Iran was the catalyst for a life-shaping decision which would take him to England to finish his education. For large companies, […]

Incorporating AI into Marketing (and 6 Standout Tools)

At their core, sales and marketing disciplines are based on understanding the psychology of why people spend money. This behavior doesn’t always seem easily predictable, and although there are patterns in people’s spending behavior, many purchase decisions often change from day-to-day, seemingly sporadically. However, by applying artificial intelligence technology to the massive amounts of available […]

Utilizing the IoT Smart Grid

In 2007, Greensburg, Kansas was nearly destroyed by an F5 tornado, leaving the city’s electricity and utility systems in ruins. Just 10 years later, that same city has become one of the most energy efficient communities in the country. This stunning transformation was made possible by the intelligence of the smart grid. These are networks […]

Up, Up, and Away with Downtime

Making Nonproductive Time a Thing of the Past Weatherford International has come a long way since its founding in 1941. Now employing some 30,000 people in over 90 countries, the company has become one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies. They deliver innovative technologies and services to meet the world’s current and future energy […]

Cognitive Analytics Can Secure OT Systems in Oil and Gas

The Internet of Things (IoT) has caused sweeping changes across nearly every industry — and oil and gas operational technology (OT) is no exception. Recent cyberattacks have begun to fuel worry about the implications of IoT for cybersecurity, and rightly so. A changing technological landscape means old methods for securing systems may no longer work. […]

IIoT and Gas: All About the Customer

  There are companies which you come in contact with throughout your day without even realizing it. From the moment you leave your house in the morning, their products exist in the background of your life, quietly impacting your daily routine. Dover is one of these companies. The Dover Life When you stop at the […]