The Record - Issue 17: Summer 2020

25 dunnhumby to launch retail data science tool on Microsoft Azure Transparity demonstrates infection control solution Transparity took part in Microsoft’s annual Business Applications Summit hackathon Hack4Good in May where its Intelligent Cloud team showcased a real-life customer infection control solution. The multi-purpose app was built using Microsoft Power Apps, Power Automate and AI Builder. A contactless scanner detects elevated body temperature – which is a symptom of coronavirus – and records the results. People can also use the app as a self-assessment tool and can receive real-time notifications if they come into contact with an infected colleague. Transparity is delighted to report that Microsoft has recognised it both in the EMEA Region categories and globally. Data science company dunnhumby will launch its new web-based application on Microsoft Azure in August to enable retail data scientists to deliver customer insight faster and drive profitability and customer loyalty. dunnhumby Model Lab automates many of the repetitive, time-consuming tasks that data scientists work on, allowing them to focus on the modelling that delivers value. Model Lab uses modern technologies to achieve high-performance, reduce runtime, and allow data scientists to explore many different algorithms quickly. Bosch’s automatic compressed air leak detection reduces costs and emissions Bosch’s automatic compressed air leak detection monitors crucial points in pneumatic systems to identify potential leaks. With this solution, factory personnel can get continuous transparency into machine operations and can react immediately if maintenance is required. This leads to significant cost savings and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, which outweigh the cost of the solution in under a year and help users reach the International Organization for Standardization’s energy performance goals, for example ISO 50001. The current solution includes the Cross Domain Development Kit (XDK) and an additional extension board, which senses compressed air leaks. The ‘plug and play’ hardware and software also enables fast and easy scaling in different factory environments and the system’s integration with cloud services like Microsoft Azure help users visualise data. ICONICS Launches Transform Your Business webcast series Software developer ICONICS has launched its new Transform Your Business webcast series. The sessions, which are available in multiple languages, provide insight into ICONICS solutions for internet of things, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), augmented reality, analytics, cloud and wearable devices, and the innovative ways in which they can be applied to solve challenges for manufacturing, industrial automation, and smart buildings customers. For more information, including access to recorded sessions, visit . Read ICONICS’ feature article on page 112.