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Blog Feed Post Promises ‘Driverless AI’ to Help Organizations Harness their Data

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Software is eating the world. Data is the new driver of value. And Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the key drivers of digital transformation. Most enterprise leaders would undoubtedly agree with each of these three statements and that they need to be transforming their organizations accordingly. But when it comes to harnessing their data and turning it into actionable and value-driving insights, these same leaders are running headlong into a significant challenge: there just are not enough data scientists to go around. wants to help organizations overcome this challenge and close this gap with what it calls its Driverless AI solution. The company provides an open source cognitive platform that works with data in-place and which offers both a flexible interface (allowing development in MapR, Python, etc.) and integration with big data frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark. Moreover, their platform is GPU-enabled, allowing organizations to leverage these specialized processors for increased performance.

The company’s real innovation, however, goes beyond enterprise scalability and performance to help organizations overcome the skills gap by automating the creation and maintenance of machine learning models. For organizations with data scientists on staff, this enables them to be more productive, letting the platform do a lot of the routine work — sort of like a pilot turning on autopilot while in the air. For organizations without a staff of data scientists, however, they can go completely ‘driverless’ and effectively get what the company calls a ‘data scientist in a box.’

As the company sees it, every organization is collecting a lot of data — but they don’t know what to do with it. It believes that with Driverless AI they can feed their data in and let it come up with insights for them. As organizations continue to find their way in this new data-fueled and AI-powered world, it could be a compelling approach.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.