Technology Record - Issue 27: Winter 2022

54 COV E R S TOR Y We asked a selection of Microsoft partners how they are using the firm’s technologies to help customers access the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and mixed reality technologies such as HoloLens 2 Partner perspectives Ed Wong Senior Vice President, Retail Industry Strategy, Blue Yonder “Blue Yonder’s approach to leveraging AI and ML solutions is to ensure full transparency and visibility to decision drivers. We believe technology adoption benefits from understanding and incorporating such capabilities in standard operating procedures. Microsoft’s Azure platform powering Blue Yonder Retail and Supply Chain cloud solutions provides a common foundation for interoperability and extensibility. These cloud solutions enable business teams to collaborate while orchestrating their workflows, unifying their teams with missioncritical capabilities in running their businesses successfully.” “Augury is the leader in AI-driven machine and process health. Our solutions include sensors and highly accurate AI that recommends precise actions to avoid failures before they happen and dramatically improves manufacturing process efficiency and sustainability. AI acts as a partner to the engineers in charge of operating and maintaining machines, making their roles much more agile, autonomous and innovative. All of this has been achieved with the help of the infrastructure that Microsoft provides, helping us deliver one of the most effective use cases today for the industrial internet of things and AI.” Artem Kroupenev Vice President of Strategy, Augury