Baker Hughes, C3.ai, and Microsoft announce alliance to accelerate digital transformation of the energy industry

first_img Baker Hughes, C3.ai, and Microsoft announce alliance to accelerate digital transformation of the energy industry. Photo: courtesy of Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR), C3.ai, and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) today announced an alliance to bring enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to the energy industry on Microsoft Azure, an industry-leading cloud computing platform.This alliance will enable customers to streamline the adoption of scalable AI solutions for the energy industry that help promote safety, reliability, and sustainability. It leverages the significant energy technology expertise of Baker Hughes, C3.ai’s proven AI platform and applications, and the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. As a result, energy businesses will have a secure and reliable suite of enterprise-scale AI applications optimized to run on Azure. These solutions are tailored to address challenges across the entire value chain, from inventory optimization and energy management to predictive maintenance and process and equipment reliability.“Shell supports the aim of this strategic alliance to improve efficiencies, increase safety, and reduce environmental impact through digital transformation, aligning seamlessly with our goals and ambitions,” said Jay Crotts, Shell Group CIO. “Baker Hughes is one of our long-standing and valued partners in oilfield services and software development, and we use the C3.ai platform on Microsoft Azure to accelerate digital transformation across our business, helping to improve overall operations. The new technologies being developed will be critical as we all need to work together to reduce the net carbon footprint of the products and solutions that we put into society.”“The industry is adopting technologies that help manage the challenges and opportunities associated with the energy transition. The AI solutions offered through Baker Hughes and C3.ai deliver insights that can reduce risk and improve performance for operators as they navigate this transition,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO, Baker Hughes. “With a singular offering that can accelerate digital transformation across the sector, energy businesses can now draw on the power of Microsoft’s cloud, C3.ai’s leading AI capabilities, and Baker Hughes’s expertise in the energy industry.”“We are witnessing a massive market shift as oil and gas businesses undergo enterprise-level digital transformation to improve efficiencies and increase safety, while simultaneously reducing environmental impact,” said Thomas M. Siebel, CEO, C3.ai. “With Microsoft’s global reach and horizontal cloud platform, Baker Hughes’s technology domain expertise, and C3.ai’s industrial AI capabilities, organizations can rapidly improve core business operations and better serve customers with AI-enabled products and services. This strategic alliance is a complete game-changer for the industry.”The solutions will simplify the process of adopting AI capabilities for energy companies, starting with the shift of data management, storage, and compute onto Azure, through the development and enterprise-wide deployment of domain-specific AI applications built on the BHC3 AI Suite.“For the energy industry, this is a time of significant transformation, and forward-thinking companies are exploring how to leverage technology to make their operations cleaner, safer and more efficient,” said Judson Althoff, EVP, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft. “By bringing together the domain expertise of Baker Hughes and the AI strengths of C3.ai to run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, customers can achieve new levels of digital transformation while advancing their sustainability commitments.” Source: Company Press Release Joint offerings will help make energy operations safer, cleaner, and more efficientlast_img read more

Turkey Introduces First Domestically Produced Warship Heybeliada

first_img View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkey Introduces First Domestically Produced Warship Heybeliada View post tag: Domestically View post tag: first View post tag: Heybeliada View post tag: Navycenter_img Turkey Introduces First Domestically Produced Warship Heybeliada View post tag: Introduces View post tag: Turkey Turkey on Tuesday announced that its first domestically produced warship, the Heybeliada, is operational in a ceremony held at the İstanbul…(todayszaman)[mappress]Source: todayszaman, September 28, 2011 September 28, 2011 View post tag: Warship View post tag: Producedlast_img read more

Broadway Love Songs on the Ocean City Music Pier on Saturday

first_img A cast of professional performers will sing and dance into your hearts as the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents their annual Valentine’s Weekend Show.The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will present a Valentine’s show on Saturday (Feb. 15) on the Ocean City Music Pier.The show will include “some of the most enchanting, unforgettable and lovey-dovey songs to ever grace the stage,” according to the OCTC. “Bring that special someone, your family, a friend or simply let Broadway be your Valentine this year!”Select performers from the company’s Professional Broadway Series return to the stage in a casual, entertaining and intimate cabaret of favorites from the Great White Way. Our 2014 production features new songs, new talent and more staging/choreography.The evening will begin at 7:15 p.m. with a pre-show dessert reception in the romantic setting of the Ocean City Music Pier. Cousin’s Restaurant and Nobil Food Services will provide an array of delicious desserts. The show will begin at 8 p.m.Tickets purchased before 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 are $20 per person, the price will go to $25 thereafter. All tickets include the dessert reception and performance. All proceeds benefit the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.— News release from the Greater Ocean City Theatre CompanyAdvanced reservations are strongly suggested. To reserve your tickets call 609-525-9300 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxofficeThe 2014 sponsor of this annual event is the Ocean City Charitable Foundation of Ocean City Home Bank. A cast of professional performers will sing and dance into your hearts as the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents their annual Valentine’s Weekend Show.last_img read more

Beer Blog: Fall Beers Are Coming

first_imgThe Fall beers are coming.Let’s just imagine there are a bunch of colorful leaves behind that beer in the picture. As a matter of fact, why don’t you photoshop some pretty fall foliage in for me. I tried to do it myself, but I’m not that computer savvy. I know it’s only August and summer is still in full swing, but the fall beers are coming. Some of them are actually hitting the shelves right now. Fall beers. In August. For whatever reason, a lot of breweries like to run their seasonal beers a couple of months ahead of schedule. Like when Walmart puts out the Halloween decorations before Labor Day.I’d like to bitch about the breweries jumping the gun, but how can I complain about a fresh crop of new beers hitting the shelves? Sure, we’re still enjoying daylight savings, and I’m probably going to hit the river this weekend, but bring on the Oktoberfests and the Smoked Porters!I picked up New Belgium’s newest beer, Tour de Fall, this week to honor the new crop of beers, and it’s actually the perfect way to dip your toe into fall. Because it’s not your typical fall beer at all. It’s a pale ale—the under appreciated backbone of the American craft brewing industry. Lighter in body, lower in alcohol content and easier to drink, pales are cornerstone beers, maybe a spring or summer seasonal, but not your standard fall fare. Personally, I think it’s refreshing to find a new pale on the shelves this time of year.And Tour De Fall is definitely refreshing. It smells like a box of oranges, has a hearty malt backbone, and a zesty finish from the Cascade and Amarillo hops. And each bottle has a handy calendar that outlines New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film Tour—a roving festival that combines fan films with some of New Belgium’s most ambitious beers. Heads up—it’s coming to the South in September. When summer actually transitions to fall.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Feb. 6

first_imgI’ve had it and I’m going to be taking pictures of you, and the Niskayuna Police Department will be contacting you. It might not be a big deal to you, but the safety of my child, and every child on that street, is a big deal to me and parents just like me. To those of you who do stop (even at yellow lights), thank you. Your consideration is noticed and appreciated. To those of you who don’t stop, smile for the camera.Ellen RussoNiskayuna Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRemember to stop for stopped busesDear Morning Commuters (specifically those who travel on Hillside Avenue): I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but when you see a school bus with its lights on (yes, even the yellow ones) stop.Don’t try to attempt to shave 30 seconds off your commute by squeaking past it. Why, you ask? Because passing a school bus with its lights on and signs out is against the law.Several times a week, I watch ignorant motorists in their own little world blatantly blow past my daughter’s stopped, or almost completely stopped, bus in an effort to get to the corner and turn because they’re running late. More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuscenter_img Grateful for support rescuing feral catsI’m a resident of Glenville and I recently stumbled upon a feral cat colony near where I live. There were approximately 50 cats and kittens living outdoors in the cold, rain and snow with no shelter. Being an animal lover, I couldn’t just walk past and not do anything. I knew that Steve Caporizzo was affiliated with Pet Connection, so I started there first.He put my plea for help on his website and I immediately received many recommendations as to who could help me. The majority of the rescue groups and all the volunteers were tied up with other feral colonies and rescues. Nonetheless, they were willing to help. I would like to say thank you to The Kitten Angels, SCRUFF, Guilderhaven and Steve Caporizzo for all their help. These groups work endless hours and are totally devoted to the safety and well-being of animals. Through this process, I have met many people and learned many things. I can’t stress enough the need to support local rescue groups and if possible, volunteer. They’re always looking for more people to help with the rescue of animals in need. There are a lot of wonderful caring human beings out there. Thank you so much.Caryn WeaverGlenville  last_img read more

MWB kicks off with MCI scoop

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BAA Lynton refines focus

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Dutch pension fund trustees could be paid more, says research firm

first_imgThis meant trustees should have been paid based on a two-day work week, but instead the scheme based its pay on trustees spending one day a week on the scheme. Trustees were paid €25,000 a year.In contrast, TPRA noted that a number of the newer general pension funds (APFs) paid their board members as if they were a larger scheme.According to Deinema, this made sense given the APFs’ ambitions to pool smaller schemes together. He also suggested that governance was more complicated as the schemes accommodated several pension funds.The research bureau found that the 3.3% pay rise last year predominantly occurred at smaller sector schemes and large company pension funds.“This could be the effect of professionalising, for example through the appointment of external trustees,” Deinema suggested.The survey also found that remuneration varied widely, with combined trustee board pay of €104,019 at company schemes and €464,881 at industry-wide pension funds, on average.In 2011, the Pension Federation suggested that remuneration should be based on on a union’s total employer expenses for board members representing workers.This amounted to €140,000 for a trustee at a large sector scheme (€10bn or more) in a full-time job, €125,000 for a trustee at a medium-sized scheme (€1bn-€10bn), and €100,000 for board members at small schemes (less than €1bn). There is still leeway for a pay rise for trustees at most Dutch pension funds despite a 3.3% increase last year, according to Dutch research bureau The Pension Rating Agency (TPRA).Based on remuneration data from annual reports for 2017, it concluded that pay was 16.5% lower on average relative to the standard set by the Pensions Federation in 2011.TPRA said it based its calculations on the assumption that trustees spent a single day per week on a pension fund with assets of up to €10bn, and two days for larger schemes.As an example of a scheme paying less than the standard level, researcher Michaël Deinema cited the sector scheme for the hospitality industry (Horeca & Catering), which exceeded €10bn in assets last year.last_img read more

The Doll House of Dornoch Tce prepares for weekend auction

first_imgThe house as it looked in 2005. Picture: supplied.Ray White South Brisbane agent Luke Croft says the result has attracted more than 40 buyers over the course of the sales campaign which will culminate with an auction at 1pm this Saturday, June 29. The view of the city from 157 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill. Picture: supplied.“I see this as a property that is not restricted by demographic, it is more restricted by imagination.” “There’s a mixture of buyers, definitely younger families but a few empty nesters are in there as well,” Mr Croft said.“There are bespoke finishes with the kitchen where all the benchtops are in timber with Italian appliances. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Ex-Lord Mayor lucky charm at auction >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< With a little imagination that back door could lead to a new back deck. Picture: supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“They’ve kept the beautiful features like chunky timber handrails on the stairs and original pine floorboards, and mixed that with contemporary finishes and the facade on the front of the house.”center_img The new extension has bi-fold windows and louvres to bring the breezes into the house. Picture: supplied.“We were looking for a crisp look that echoed the original house profile, while the front upper portion is our interpretation of a sleep-out.“In colder climates that front room would be called a sunroom, here you’d say it was an enclosed veranda with bi-fold windows that open substantially to the northern aspect.”The aspect takes full advantage of unrestricted city views. The original timber handrails and floorboards. Picture: supplied.Mr Lonergan had further plans to extend the rear of the house and build a third level self-contained living area on the lower ground level but circumstances have since changed and the family is now moving on.“We have planning approval for a rear and side deck to increase carparking, and we’ve done the architectural and structural drawings to allow that to happen,” he said.The three-bedroom house sits at the front of a 435sq m block with a terraced backyard and has the living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a sleep-out on the first floor. Australia’s sexiest pool hits the market This house at 157 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill will go to auction on Saturday. Picture: supplied.LOCAL cyclists call it the ‘Doll House’, others say it reminds them of a beach house or barn with its pitched roof.Brisbane architect Peter Lonergan has called it home for seven years.Keeping the core of the original 1920 colonial house, Mr Lonergan and his wife Siuyu Law stripped back several decades of additions at 157 Dornoch Terrace at Highgate Hill to give the house a modern, industrial twist. An elevated double bed allows for a casual lounge area underneath in one of the bedrooms. Picture: supplied.Some renovations had been made in the 1960s however these have now been replaced by the black extensions to the original white house.last_img read more

Greensburg Police Deal With Several Reports of Petty Theft

first_imgGREENSBURG – Police are reminding residents to lock their cars and homes after a string of apparent thefts in Greensburg.Officers are investigating multiple reports of petty theft around the city and have arrested one juvenile believed to be involved in the criminal activity, the Greensburg Daily News reports.Several of the theft reports involve a vehicle that was left unlocked and some stolen items include iPod chargers, lighters and loose change, police said.Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen encourages residents to lock their vehicles and homes and be alert of any suspicious activity, especially in the evening hours.She told the newspaper that citizens should report any crime even if it appears nothing was stolen.last_img read more