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Key use cases for modern and intelligent loss prevention in retail 

The National Retail Federation completed a loss prevention survey of 63 retailers in 2019. The top two risks (and therefore priorities) for 50.8 percent of retailers in the last five years were internal theft and cyber-related incidents (such as data breaches). Retailers reported an average inventory shrink of 1.38 percent, which is on pace with...

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Powering your finance modernization with citizen data scientists and digital upskilling 

Bob Woods | Finance Transformation Leader and Seattle Office Managing Partner, PwC Digital transformation is bringing both rapid innovation and drastic changes to the core functions of chief financial officers. When CFOs dont adapt to these new technologies, they cant proactively manage new opportunities including evolving workforce expectations and growing data capabilities. Forward-thinking CFOs leverage...

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Microsoft welcomes new Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Rhew 

The healthcare industry is in the middle of an exciting transformation as the cloud, AI, and technology innovations unlock new efficiencies in healthcare delivery and discover new breakthroughs in scientific exploration. For Microsoft to enable our customers and partners during this transformation, its important that we continue to recruit experts in this field who truly...

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Realizing AI strategy with a problem-first approach 

Jomit Vaghela | Cloud Solution Architect, US EC Industry, Microsoft In collaboration with the National Association of Manufacturers In my earlier post, I discussed basics of machine learning (ML) and techniques that can drive powerful outcomes for manufacturers. Now, let’s discuss the approach for realizing those outcomes. I start every ML discussion with two questions:...

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