When my friends talk to me about managing a retail store they all enjoy it apart from one thing. They tell me that seeing the latest trends, working with cool brands and meeting some of the stars promoting the articles is great. It’s just that there is a recurring event that makes long days longer […]
About Ash Nelson
Ash is one of the founders of the Biarri group of commercial mathematics companies.
He spends his days finding new ways to help customers solve complex planning and operational challenges with smart maths, IT and design.
Entries by Ash Nelson
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the most important aspect of our health care systems has been put to the test – people. It has resulted in longer work hours for all, with leave blocked out for the next foreseeable future and put an enormous strain on an already strained system – both emotionally […]
Part 2 Part 1 is here. Finding an AI Suitable Business Problem About a year ago, I began working on one of my most difficult projects for the Victorian Government. It was a project that quickly looked like it would end in a consulting train wreck and possibly cost me my career. The project began […]
Part 1 Even in the world’s best operating theatres, patient outcomes depend on more than the surgeon or their equipment. Currently in hospitals around Australia, when and even whether you see a surgeon isn’t due to a medical expert but a booking clerk. To understand how this works, the following diagram outlines the current process […]
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) permeates almost every part of every business, it is important to stop and review how AI can help you do your job better. One field that has been dramatically affected is marketing and so it was timely that WP Engine has now brought out a survey with Smoothmedia and Vanson Bourne […]
Join us this year at the BAM2019 conference to find out how to make better decisions with maths. It’s only been one year and it’s back on again by popular demand: the Biarri Applied Mathematics conference – BAM 2019. This event has been heralded as the top applied maths conference in Australia. You’ll find out […]
Join us at the most fun maths conference of the year Strategy, innovation, operational success and a good bottom line all rely on one thing – good decisions. Not only that but fast, data driven decisions too. As time runs out, the data sets are multiplying creating the paradoxical situation of making decisions harder. But […]
Biarri has now released the first new feature as part of the wider demand from our customers around management enhancements. Specifically, the web-based calendar view of roster requests is now available as a potentially more intuitive alternative to the existing table view. For those who have seen the mockups of this screen it should look […]
In this post we wanted to introduce everyone to our new and updated workforce rostering tool. Biarri Workforce is a cloud-based rostering solution that exists to simplify and automate the production of rosters for shift workers. The sophisticated auto rostering module produces cost optimised rosters that cover demand, while considering and balancing multiple objectives. Rules […]
2019 has been a big year for Biarri. All divisions have been growing strongly with over 20 new team members in 2019 alone. The largest part of this has been in Australia but the growth has also seen the establishment and solidification of our overseas bases – especially in Europe. Welcome Our New London Office […]