Category Archives: Coronavirus

Why intelligences fail?

Alain Chabrier, from IBM Decision Optimization Team: “These days, everyone has become an expert. Everyone knows about Covid-19, everyone has an opinion on what should have been done before, what should be done now, and what should be done later. … Continue reading

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Speeding up decision-making under COVID-19 pressure

This is the title of today’s article by John Poppelaars: “Due to the lack of trustworthy information, hospitals need to make decisions on bed capacity, staffing, medicine and personal protective gear stock levels under high uncertainty. They need to make … Continue reading

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Rules Change Quickly

Kristen Seer: “Never in my life have I seen rules change so quickly. Take reusable grocery bags vs. plastic bags as an example. Reusable bags are recognized as the preferred environmental choice and many cities were on the verge of … Continue reading

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Decision Optimization during Covid-19

During this critical period, technology experts are trying to help as all other professionals. Alain Chabrier from IBM provides examples of how Decision Optimization can be used for optimal nurse scheduling in over-constrained hospital situations, transferring of patients between different … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be an expert?

An IT expert Bozhidar Bozhanov makes interesting points about being an expert: “First, make sure you know what you don’t know, so that you can explore it if needed. Second, we need to value expertise with its imperfections. There is … Continue reading

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Ecommerce forced adoption

In today’s newsletter Benedict Evans wrote: “Amazon is hiring 100k more people to handle demand and Instacart is adding 300k (!). I keep wondering how much of this forced adoption will stick once we get back to normal – some things … Continue reading

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Free COVID-19 apps from BPM vendors

Sandy Kemsley wrote: “I’m aware of a few companies in our industry who are offering free apps — some just to customers, some to everyone — that can help to fight COVID-19 in different ways.” Link

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