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SAP digital assistant, BI system for B2B and AI regulation

SAP digital assistant, BI system for B2B and AI regulation

The last spring month inspired technology vendors to share their latest updates on innovative features in their platforms. Let’s see how SAP, IBM, Tableau, SAS enhanced the functionality of their products to make analytics more efficient and more precise.

To start with, SAP and IBM announced that IBM Watson platform is to be embedded into SAP solutions to provide new AI-driven insights and automation to help accelerate innovation and create more positive and effective user experiences across the SAP application portfolio. SAP will use IBM Watson capabilities to power its digital assistant in SAP Start, a unified entry point for cloud solutions from SAP.

ThoughtSpot is expanding to match human behavior in terms of how people do analysis. That is why ThoughtSpot has launched ThoughtSpot Monitor for Mobile, a new mobile application that works with the ThoughtSpot analytics application to deliver key performance indicators and other metrics to users. The vendor also unveiled a major update to its flagship ThoughtSpot Analytics system with connections to additional data sources and new ways to interact with and share data. Additionally, its new AI-based search tool, ThoughtSpot Sage, is now in the private preview stage.

Tableau has held its annual conference, assuring the public that its customer base has grown massively. When Salesforce bought Tableau three years ago, the vendor had 86,000 clients. That number had increased 126,000 now. Tableau launched Tableau GPT and Tableau Pulse, a new user interface. As GPT Tableau uses in fact Salesforce’s Einstein GPT and GPT-3.5 language models, to deliver a Q&A style experience for users.

SAS has also provided major insights to Viya, the company’s consolidated AI and analytics platform. SAS Viya compiles the company’s experience and innovation into a single, modern, cloud-native platform, which in turn enables organizations to turn conceptual models into working solutions.

The international IT professionals' community has announced the 'Top 100 IT Leaders' project. It is a global initiative that allows top IT managers to share their experience, expand their professional network and showcase the best digitalization practices of their companies. Here we will answer the basic questions about the project.

The editors of Global CIO discussed with Ahmet Hakan Göral, CIO at Boutique Rugs and winner of the Project of the Year 2023 contest, his current projects, the approach to digital transformation and the specifics of the role of CIO in retail.

April was full of new initiatives from vendors as well as some fascinating news on the technology front. With Olympics in Paris approaching, more  news will be flowing in from the capital of France.

My profession, the role of CIO, unfortunately means that sometimes I come to a company to replace another CIO. Presumably, the previous CIO did not suit the company, and they decided to replace him or her.

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