Q&A With Unisys' Rod Fontecilla: Here's Why We're Bullish On Artificial Intelligence

Unisys' Deeper Dive Into AI

Solution provider giant Unisys made a twin splash in the world of artificial intelligence this month with its announcements of a planned May launch of a virtual "center of excellence" and the debut of its Machine Learning-as-a-Service that will enable organizations to predict changes in business conditions and quickly evaluate responses to those changes.

The center of excellence, meanwhile, will give users free access to online tools to help them develop capabilities in advanced data analytics.

Rod Fontecilla (pictured), vice president and global lead for analytics at Unisys – No. 19 on CRN's Solution Provider 500 – talked with ITBestOfBreed this week about the announcements and how the Blue Bell, Pa.-based company's work with the federal government paved the way. Here’s what he told us in our interview, which was edited for brevity and clarity.