In our daily work as a data science and quantum computing consultancy, we help our customers use data to solve their real-world business problems. This blog collects our challenges and victories in the pursuit of customer problem-solving.

Why Data Science Fails

by Marcus Rabe | Mar. 6, 2024

Every company needs data science and AI — or so they think — while at the same time most data science projects fail to deliver any lasting value. While there is no exact measurement on the percentage of data science projects that fail, there is consensus that the failure rate is quite high. Read on to see some of the most common causes of data science project failure.

[Part 4 of 5] Ethics, bias, and fairness in AI

by Damian Sol | Feb. 28, 2024

It’s impossible to watch the news or scroll social media lately without hearing about AI, often citing its dangers. Like any powerful tool, it has the potential to do harm. You could end up harming people (and your own business) if you don’t design your AI solution with this in mind. Here I’ll give you a high-level overview of three essential focus areas to help you utilize the power of AI in a safe way.

CA Port Data Interoperability Grant Program: About Our Draft Proposal Feedback Process

by MIke Mansour | Feb. 27, 2024

One reason ISC was excited to lead the scoring and evaluation portions of the CA Port Data Interoperability Grant Program was that it represented an opportunity to identify and implement improvements to the process. We strongly feel that the addition of a feedback round to the grant application process allowed the proposals to be stronger, more competitive, and more aligned with the goals and budget of the State of CA.

HPC in Underserved Regions: The Longest Last Mile

by Alex Scammon | Feb. 27, 2024

Prior to the last Supercomputing23 conference in Denver, there was a pre-conference workshop called NRG@SC23. The purpose of this eye-opening workshop was to bring together a diverse group of researchers from underserved regions to discuss the challenges of running large-scale HPC clusters with limited resources.

CA Port Data Interoperability Grant Program: The proposal submission window closed Feb. 8. Awards will be announce Feb. 26

by Mike Mansour | Feb. 15, 2024

We passed a big milestone last week with the CA Port Data Interoperability Grant Program. After providing draft feedback on proposals (the first time in the nation that such a grant program has included a feedback stage), the proposal submission window closed on Feb 8th. We will officially announce the awards on Feb 26th. The review process was designed to provide actionable feedback on high-level green/red flags, according to the scoring criteria developed in the initial phase of the project, in order to make the proposals stronger and more competitive.

CA Port Data Interoperability Grant Program: A Successful Roundtable Discussion in January

by Mike Mansour | Feb. 5, 2024

On January 4th, the CA Port Data Interoperability Grant Program team held a roundtable discussion with all of the participating ports, led by the California Association of Port Authorities. Together, we shared proposal status updates, collaborated on non-containerized standards development, and worked towards supporting future funding opportunities.

Introducing the California Port Data Interoperability Grant Program

by Mike Mansour | Dec. 13, 2023

ISC is excited to announce that we’re leading a pioneering project, the first of its kind in the US: the California Port Data Interoperability Grant Program. The overarching goal is to improve data system interoperability between the ports and their stakeholders through a series of grants totaling $27,000,000.

Data Is Waste. Only Information Matters.

by Marcus Rabe | Nov. 27, 2023

How businesses create value from their data: Surround it with context, transforming it into valuable information that can be used to make smart business decisions.

  • George Geddes, Data Scientist and Space Physics PhD

How Space Physics Can Help Solve Earth-Bound Data Science Challenges

by Marcus Rabe | Oct. 13, 2023

What do space physics and data science have in common? As it turns out, a lot. George Geddes, a data scientist at Insight Softmax, uses the knowledge he gained from his space-based PhD research to solve earthbound business problems every day.

  • Cross-border trucking route diagram

How ISC helped launch AI solutions in a cross-border transportation company

by Hollis Nolan | Jan. 25, 2023

Logistics is one of the planet’s most essential – and most complicated – industries. There’s lots of room for error when you’re dealing with a (literal) million moving pieces scattered around the planet, but data science gives logistics companies the opportunity to connect those dots.

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