Friday, January 27, 2023

Imagining More: How Organizations Reimagine Operations and Find Opportunity in the Face of Volatility

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By: Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

In a rapidly changing economy, organizations rely on cloud technologies and intelligent platforms to drive cost efficiencies while continuing to innovate across their businesses. To provide flexibility and scalability to operations, leaders collaborate with their customers and partners to create innovative solutions for emerging trends and challenges in today’s world. This co-innovation approach delivers shared success and new opportunities from reducing the cost of innovation to accelerating the pace of digital transformation and improving employee and customer experiences.

Microsoft has long adopted a data-driven co-innovation approach to help organizations anticipate industry needs and move forward through uncertainty. To leverage our industry strategy and help transform the future of financial markets, we are looking to accelerate our own digital transformation and deliver next-generation productivity, data and analytics and modeling solutions to our global clients. Excited to partner with The Stock Exchange Group. Through collaboration with Microsoft to further develop cloud solutions in a highly regulated market, Alstom digitises rail solutions to make mobility more sustainable. To prepare students for the workforce and teach them how to build enterprise-grade applications with less code, the Project Management Institute and Microsoft launched the Power Platform University Hub. Lockheed Martin is working with Microsoft to drive next-generation defense technologies for the US Department of Defense through advanced simulation, machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. As part of our commitment to democratize AI as a technology platform, the Azure OpenAI service is now generally available and has been developed by companies including Al Jazeera, KPMG, and Moveworks to improve end-user experiences and drive operational efficiency. is used for customizing. And we’re announcing the next phase of our partnership with OpenAI to ensure that the benefits of AI are shared responsibly and widely with the world.

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Continuous and rapid innovation is the only way forward.

From ideas to action: unlocking the potential of co-innovation

Sweden-based Lynk & Co and Microsoft team up to improve the in-car experience by creating a custom app that lets users join Microsoft Teams meetings on the go. Australian startup Foresight Helmets has created a smart helmet to give motorcyclists a safer and more dynamic riding experience by hosting its hazard warning and travel routing system on Azure and expanding internationally with Microsoft’s support for the startup program. National Australia Bank improves employee experience with help desk by working closely with Microsoft engineers and architects to develop a secure chatbot with Azure Cognitive Services, saving $1.2 million within 7 months of deployment. Through a collaboration with Microsoft, the New Mexico Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children eases access to services for the communities it serves with Dynamics 365 and Power BI, 30,000 since launch reach more people than In search of a new data strategy and platform, Amadeus partners with Microsoft cloud architects and cloud-scale analytics experts to create a data mesh. Working towards a shared vision of driving growth in Africa, MTN Group develops joint go-to-market plans with Microsoft to accelerate digitization, digital education, sustainability and financial inclusion.

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Microsoft Cloud empowers organizations of all sizes to innovate and make an impact.

The power of data-driven operations: finding new ways to do more with less

Grupo Bimbo has already started seeing significant improvements in productivity and operational efficiency with Power BI and uses Azure Synapse Analytics to easily handle large amounts of data. To deliver treatments faster, Bayer developed a data science and engineering platform using artificial intelligence and machine learning to more efficiently evaluate clinical trial data. Hong Kong-based AIA has achieved cost-saving benefits of more than 20% by migrating to Azure and has now added AI, virtualization and other advanced capabilities. After working to streamline financial management and month-end processes, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection reduced the number of consultants needed to support its internal IT team by 50%. The University of Toronto has started to see its payroll nearly double as fast and run nearly three times as quickly after moving all of its workloads from SAP to Azure at the end of the fiscal month. South Africa-based Exaro Resources drives productivity gains and new efficiencies with Azure IoT, tracking everything from truck activity to driver fatigue at field sites. Animal supply company automates routine billing tasks, generates over $500K in annual cost savings and frees up 50% of its billing specialists’ time with the help of Azure AI. UK-based Weverton Investment Management has upgraded its digital infrastructure with Microsoft, has already reduced its carbon footprint by 60% and plans to be entirely on Azure by the end of 2023. Ability to schedule, improve visibility into emissions activities and report progress in near real time.

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Organizations reap benefits with Microsoft data and AI capabilities.

Industry Modernization: Improving Supply Chain and Customer Experience

Canada-based GoodLeaf Farms automates its farming operations and optimizes its data with Azure and Power Platform to produce healthier, more abundant crops. Belgium-based company HB Antwerp is developing a blockchain ledger on Azure so that honest buyers can know exactly where their diamonds came from. US food manufacturing company Conagra Brands digitized its supply chain on Azure, increasing operational output of goods by 30% and production capacity by 20%. The Singapore-based integrated health informatics system fosters stronger interactions by empowering patients and care teams with its Health Discovery Plus platform that runs securely on Azure. Global tire maker Bridgestone improves customer services by centralizing demand forecasting data on its analytics platform, which is also important for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting.

The Future of Collaboration: Empowering Employees in Their Remote Work Experiences

Organizations such as GC GROUP, US Bank, Piraeus Bank, and Sasuchan integrate Viva Connections with Microsoft Teams to make it easier for employees to learn and engage. Brazil-based Globo improves collaboration and communication with Microsoft Teams and trains employees to use Power Platform tools. Nissin Foods Group embraces Microsoft 365 and Surface devices to make working from anywhere convenient, highly secure, and easy. In Indonesia, more than 9,600 Bank BTPN employees have the freedom to work productively from anywhere, including other branches, while reducing unwanted cyber incidents. Telecom and digital services provider Spark onboards new employees faster through self-service capabilities in Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365. Hungary-based Groupama Biztosito simplified communication and collaboration for its 1,500 company agents with Teams Phone, achieving enterprise-level security and 70% savings in telephony costs.

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Employers make remote working safe and fun with Microsoft Teams, Surface, and Viva.

Industrial Metaverse: Optimizing Daily Processes with Mixed Reality

Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc. enhanced its remote training and field monitoring support at power plants by integrating HoloLens 2 with Microsoft Teams. To support critical business continuity, Canada-based JD Irving, Limited connects engineers and technicians with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist to quickly assess problems with sawmill machinery. Boeing is evolving the way it builds its aircraft, moving from 2D paper plans through HoloLens 2 to 3D work instructions and a focus on augmented reality. Toyota Motor North America uses HoloLens 2 and Dynamics 365 Guide as a training tool for its employees, cutting defects in half. During a pilot project, Norway-based energy company Equinor embraces the industrial metaverse to design offshore wind farms and simulate their efficiency before deploying them in the physical world. The BMW China Training Academy provides a futuristic in-store experience and makes it easy for salespeople to learn new car features seamlessly and quickly.

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Industry leaders create extensive experience with Metaverse technologies.

As our current environment continues to evolve, leaders will seek ways to maximize the value of their digital investments to stay ahead of the competition and meet industry expectations by finding a complete and reliable cloud partner to meet their unique business needs. coordinate with. With the power of the Microsoft Cloud, organizations harness data and artificial intelligence capabilities to accelerate the pace of innovation and operate more efficiently to achieve their goals. We are very proud to lead this path of co-innovation to serve customers large and small as they advance business, social and sustainability outcomes around the world.

Tags: Azure, Supply Chain, Dynamics 365, HoloLens, AI, Joint Innovation, Judson Althoff, Metaverse, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Viva, Power Platform, Mixed Reality, Security, Surface, Teams, Hybrid Work

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