James Hendler

Friday, January 26th, 2018 - 14:12
James Hendler is the Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI. He also serves as a Director of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust. Hendler has authored over 350 books, technical papers and articles in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high performance processing.

Cognitive Readiness: The Future for Success?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 - 9:58
Most of us would likely agree that organizations today benefit from the digitization, sharing, and integration of data. But data without the application of analytics just leaves us with big unusable data. We all know this because we experience it regularly. But, what if we could apply traditional analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to create new insights for improved decision-making? Well, that would be great, but where should we focus this new technology? I would propose in the area of readiness.

Making sense of the IT Modernization challenge

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 - 9:13
Guest bloggers: Mike Conger and Michael Preis, IBM Global Business Services.

Understanding Cognitive Counter-Fraud, Waste and Abuse (Part II)

Monday, September 11th, 2017 - 13:48
Greg Greben, Vice President and Client Group Leader, Federal Civilian & Healthcare Agencies, IBM Global Business Services, authored this article. Last week's blog defined fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA), described many successful FWA federal programs, and outlined some of the costs associated with FWA. This continuation will address government challenges; define cognitive counter-fraud, waste, abuse; and discuss next steps.

Understanding Cognitive Counter-Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Friday, September 8th, 2017 - 10:42
Greg Greben, Vice President and Client Group Leader, Federal Civilian & Healthcare Agencies, IBM Global Business Services, authored this article

Cognitive Category Management - Unlocking Value in Government - Part Two

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - 10:11
In my previous blog post, I discussed category management, cognitive, and how these two tools can be used to provide value in the federal government. By reviewing best practices in the private sector as well as initial pilots in the federal government, transformation is possible. 

Cognitive Category Management - Unlocking Value in Government

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - 17:42
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 13:44
Cognitive Category Management (CCM) has the potential to drive $340 billion in value for the federal government. Category Management has been a proven capability for leading commercial companies to unlock significant ongoing savings. However, the complexity and autonomy of federal agencies present challenges that have limited the federal government from taking advantage of these proven practices. Recent advances in cognitive tools and digital services help bridge these challenges by offering insights into unstructured data and simplifying the process for government.

Artificial Intelligence as a Driver for Innovation

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 - 15:49
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 14:39
AI is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of capabilities that allow a computer system to perform tasks normally done by humans. Many people are also familiar with the term Cognitive Computing. Cognitive leverages several AI components, such as Machine Learning, to understand, reason, and learn much like the human brain. Cognitive complements Artificial Intelligence, enabling computers to both think like humans and understand how humans think. Current AI systems and subsystems are able to learn, make decisions, and solve complex problems.

New Research Report Recipients

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 - 11:55
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:50
We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's research agenda. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers. We expect the following reports to be published later in 2017.  Short summaries of each report follow:  

Beyond the operating room: Applying military healthcare data insights to the civilian sector

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 - 10:02
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 13:23
Major Jim Markham is an operations research / systems analyst in the Army.  He is currently serving as a Research Fellow in the Training with Industry program, during which he works with IBM for one year before returning to the Army, including time with the Center for The Business of Government. His fellowship is intended to help him learn how industry applies big data and analytics to healthcare challenges in order to take this knowledge back to the Army.   Background: