About Decisions Now

Decisions Now is a bi-weekly podcast presented by Evalueserve discusses how to generate decision-ready insights from artificial intelligence and data. In each episode, co-hosts Rigvi Chevala and Erin Pearson talk with experts, analysts and business leaders across industries to bring you insights on diverse AI subjects.  
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Decarbonizing Buildings with Mike Loth

Decarbonizing Buildings with Mike Loth

Mike Loth, Executive Director and General Manager of Specialty Services in Global Sustainable Infrastructure at Johnson Controls, joins host Erin Pearson to discuss decarbonizing buildings, reaching sustainability goals, and voice of the customer research.

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Episode 16 – Leveraging AI in Defense with Rob Albritton

In this episode, co-hosts Rigvinath Chevala, Evalueserve’s chief technology officer, and Erin Pearson, our vice president of marketing chat with Rob Albritton on the use of AI in defense, how Octo is optimizing it for data pattern and recognition, machine learnings (ML) operations, and building an AI team.

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Auto Industry

Episode 15 – How AI is Transforming the Auto Insurance Industry with Charles Boyle

On this episode, Charles Boyle, VP, and global chief data officer at Octo Telematics discusses how the auto industry is succeeding by leveraging the power of data and technology.

Co-hosts Rigvinath Chevala, Evalueserve’s chief technology officer, and Erin Pearson, VP of marketing chat with Boyle on how AI is being used to assess driving risk, insurance rates, driving behaviors, predictive maintenance, and more!

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Episode 14 – Zach Richard on Revolutionizing the QSR Industry Using Data & Analytics

The quick service restaurants (QSR) industry is being revolutionized by data and analytics (DA) and artificial intelligence (AI). In this episode, Zachary Richard, director of global data science at McDonald’s, shares how the company is using data to boost customer and crew experience, the challenges with data exploration, streamlining different departments to avoid silos, and general tips and tricks!

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Episode 11 – Understanding AI Models with Joshua Starmer

With AI adoption in full swing for many, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are paving the way for progress in different business sectors. On the eleventh episode of the Decisions Now podcast, Joshua Starmer, Founder, and CEO of StatQuest, and Lead AI Educator at Lightning AI dives into the nuts and bolts of ML algorithms, updating the technology, educating teams on ML within organizations, and more.

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Episode 9 – Forging a Strong Data Culture on AI & Analytics with Prashanth Southekal

Data analytics and AI are terms we hear in the market way too often. Everywhere you go, people want data-driven insights, now more than ever it’s essential to understand what it takes to forge this strong analytic transformation journey. In the ninth episode of the Decisions Now podcast, we talked with Data and Analytics Professor at IE Business School and Founder of DBP Institute, Prashanth Southekal about what it takes to build a strong data culture powered by AI and analytics.

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Retail Industry

Episode 8 – Transforming the Retail Industry Using AI with Mansoor Kazi

Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms have paved the way for the retail industry to gain great insights into consumer behaviors as well as other market needs. This digital transformation in the retail sector was accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, making AI-powered technology a necessity for these companies. In the eighth episode of the Decisions Now podcast, we are joined by Mansoor Kazi, partner at Bain, who works specifically in the retail space.

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Analytics Maturity