At a time when data has become the center of innovation, the utility industry finds itself at a crossroads. Utilities worldwide are challenged by the ever-increasing demand for efficient energy consumption and the pressing need for sustainability. Balancing these priorities is not easy, nor is it cheap. In 2022, London
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In maternal and newborn health care, a pressing challenge looms large – neonatal sepsis. This dangerous infection claims the lives of countless newborns each year, devastating families and other loved ones. The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies neonatal infections as a leading cause of infant mortality, responsible for nearly a
As you read this, someone you know may be in the hospital for an acute illness. Treatments for life-threatening illnesses are often based on a combination of existing protocols and staff experience. And that’s great when hospitals are running smoothly and are adequately staffed. But too often these days, hospitals
The global population is aging faster than ever. The United Nations estimates there are nearly one billion people over the age of 60. That number is expected to more than double by 2050. With this growth comes a rise in chronic illnesses that are, unfortunately, part of the aging process.
I was recently asked to be on the jury for the Asia-Pacific track of the 2023 SAS Hackathon. As many of my colleagues have said before, judging the hackathon is a great experience. We were exposed to lots of innovative ideas about how to apply AI and analytics to a wide
This year six teams from Benelux joined the global competition. These teams took on exciting challenges: from unlocking privacy-sensitive healthcare data with synthetic data to optimizing cheese production and much more! With access to the latest SAS software and SAS mentors, they were building innovative solutions to real-world problems. Two
SAS Hackathon team, Data Hack Freaks, created an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) based dynamic pricing approach that allows insurance providers to adjust pricing based on the changing nature of the risk behavior of their customers. This solution has three major components: The loss ratio score, telematics score
Today, more than half of the world’s habitable land is used for agriculture. It fuels the economy, a large portion of the supply chain and, most importantly, people. With an ever-growing population, it is crucial to work with crops efficiently. A critical factor in growing crops is knowing the condition
Women are trailblazing new ideas across industries, countries and cultures every day. This International Women’s Day, take a minute to read some innovative SAS Hackathon highlights for this upcoming year and from the past. You'll also learn about some incredible women and see what amazing innovations lie ahead. AI
Queuing up to wait for services is a nearly universal experience. We routinely arrange ourselves in single file lines at the bank, at retail stores, and at the fast-food drive-through. Since the COVID pandemic hit, we've increasingly waited in lines to ensure our health – lining up to be seen
In the face of rapid digitalization and modernization, data scientists in Cameroon joined the SAS Hackathon seeking a way to preserve indigenous African languages.
The city of Heidelberg, Germany is known for its romantic cityscape, which attracts tourists from all over the world. It also has the youngest population in Germany, thanks largely to the many students at one of Europe's oldest and largest universities. Perhaps less well known is that Heidelberg is twinned
A cancer journey affects both physical and mental health. This often results in feelings of social isolation, loss of identity, clinical depression and even PTSD. This often goes unrecognized and undiagnosed due in part to lack of resources, tools and time. Swedish startup War On Cancer wondered whether they could
During a SAS Hackathon, Zencos set out to help veterans reintegrate into a rapidly changing job market and discover potential career paths. Life after the military can be challenging, especially when it comes to finding meaningful employment that utilizes a returning service member’s unique knowledge and skills. Veterans must navigate the
Traffic collisions are the second leading cause of firefighter deaths in the United States and most of these collisions occur at intersections. That statistic, together with a vision to apply a combination of AI and IoT to find a solution for all emergency vehicle collisions inspired the Team Hackanadians in
During the SAS Hackathon, teams and mentors collaborate to find solutions to specific challenges. The hackathon is a win-win situation for all participants, from idea generation to the development of new technologies or solutions. The SAS Hackathon encourages developers to collaborate on practical ideas and offers employees the chance to
The application of IoT devices and artificial intelligence in healthcare presents numerous opportunities in use cases like training, research, end-of-life care, treatment, keeping well, early detection, diagnosis, and decision-making.
The 2021 SAS Hackathon was a major success and teams are now signing up for the 2022 hackathon. We are inviting you to join us. The world has lots of problems in search of answers and it’s your chance to contribute some creative solutions. Here’s what the team from KPMG