Business Sense

Business Sense: David Hardoon, Aboitiz Data Innovation managing director

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Aboitiz Data Innovation managing director David Hardoon talks about how data science can help companies go green without negatively affecting profits

The Aboitiz Group is using numbers to earn more, while reducing its negative impact on the environment.

Its newest unit, Aboitiz Data Innovation, is helping the conglomerate improve processes, while at the same time meeting the group’s green agenda.

For instance, Republic Cement is tapping artificial intelligence to make more consistent cement while reducing emissions.

Another subsidiary, Therma South Incorporated, is using data to reduce sulfur oxide emissions of its power plant in Davao City.

In this episode of Business Sense, Aboitiz Data Innovation managing director David Hardoon talks about how the conglomerate is using data science to meet sustainability goals, the culture change needed to be a data-driven group, as well as tips on how to better appreciate numbers all around us. – Rappler.com