AWS for Industries

Category: Amazon Forecast

21st Century Forecasting for the Travel and Hospitality Industry

Last year was unprecedented for the travel and hospitality industry and for travelers and guests, providers and suppliers, employees and stakeholders alike. As a result of the disruption, companies that relied on moving average forecasting or looked to the same period last year have found themselves at the helm of a rudderless ship. Without accurate […]

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Adaptive Analytics in Retail: Influencing Shopper Behaviors and Engagement

No retailer would ever question the importance of data in daily operations. The evolution of operational data in retail decision making—from batch reporting to decision support to business intelligence systems—has been quite profound. Today, adaptive analytic platforms are driving industry innovation so retailers can: Detect critical business signals. Derive the current meaning and predictive insights […]

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Using AI/ML to Transform Your Retail Demand Planning

I was on a panel last year hosted by AWS Partners Rackspace and retailers Sainsbury’s and Sofology. The final question was, “What are you going to do for the first time in 2021?” As I pondered the question, I thought about what AWS retail customers should do for the first time in 2021. My response […]

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Recapping re:Invent: What’s New in Retail

AWS re:Invent 2020, our annual conference for AWS leaders to share the latest advances in AWS technologies, has been a huge success so far. For three weeks, we’ve heard about cutting-edge innovations from keynote speakers, and in this blog, I would like to discuss some of the latest announcements that are most relevant to the […]

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Defining the digital model for convenience retailing

The very definition of convenience retailing is an experience of access and ease for shoppers. There’s no ambiguity. The experience must be convenient, period. And the convenience store, or c-store, market is huge. In 2019, 3.1% of the US GDP resulted from $647.8 billion in combined in-store and fuel sales at c-stores. With nearly 153,000 […]

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How AWS and 5G enable tomorrow’s digital electric grid

Evolution and lessons from smart grid 1.0 In 2017, Gartner reported that advanced metering infrastructure was passing through the “Trough of Disillusionment” in its hype cycle for smart grid technology. The utility field area networks were beginning to climb the “Slope of Enlightenment” and perhaps have plateaued in productivity. A few important lessons were learned […]

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How Opus One Solutions is helping utilities decarbonize effectively with AWS-powered planning system

From Utility Dive’s 2020 State of the Electric Utility Survey, it’s clear that the transition to clean energy continues to be the biggest driver of sector transformation. Of the 566 utility executives and professionals surveyed around the world, 46 percent said sustainability, integration of renewable energy, and environmental concerns were most important to their business. […]

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Forecasting energy usage using Amazon machine learning and data lakes

Executives within utilities and energy providers of all types and sizes have multiple ongoing needs to forecast energy usage. For example, as chief customer officer, your teams can use energy forecasts at the household level to proactively engage homeowners with high bill alerts and predict pre-pay or month-end energy charges. As the head of energy […]

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Evolution of the cloud journey in the world of travel

It is next to impossible to have any technology-related discussion in today’s world without a direct or indirect reference to the cloud. However, the adoption journey in some industries such as travel has not been as rapid as in some other industries like Finance, Entertainment, Retail, or Manufacturing, just to name a few. In this […]

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The future of air travel retailing

Travel is a personal experience, whether you are traveling for leisure, business, or a combination of both. When people travel, they dream about exotic places, the opportunity to meet new people, make connections, create partnerships, or drive new business. There are thousands of travel technology topics I could write about, but with the IATA Airline […]

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