In this episode of Making Data Simple, Ember Crooks, Db2 Lead DBA and Delivery Manager at Xtivia, IBM Champion and IBM Gold Consultant, sits down to talk about her experience in the data science field. She shares her industry expertise, career goals, and tips for those looking to venture into the
How can we always be sure the stories we’re reading are accurate? Is there an agenda to distort facts to change opinions? Does a story assert falsehoods, misquote its subjects or rely on hyperbole? In short: is the news we’re consuming the truth? Or is it “fake news?” Meet Mike Tamir, an analytics
Natural disasters seem inescapable, leaving us feeling vulnerable in the hands of nature. How is this possible, given all the data and technology that surrounds us today? Can’t experts get better at prediction, and even try to stave off more natural calamities or more effectively reduce the loss of
Whether you are a start-up or a large corporation, you need to engage your team to drive engagement and business results. Katharine Kearnan, senior communication manager, IBM Analytics, and Alexa Youssefian, communications and social media specialist, IBM Analytics, join us this week to discuss
So what happens now when we go beyond the frontiers of the data warehouse and into the world of the data lake? – the world of Hadoop, of NoSQL, the world of schema on read, of discovering the data as is? For many organizations, the holy grail is to reap the benefits of the data lake while retaining
Floppy disks, punch cards and BASIC — we’re taking a trip down tech memory lane. How has technology, specifically in terms of data management, evolved in the past few decades? On the latest episode of Data Decoded, Andy Leonard, founder and chief data engineer at Enterprise Data & Analytics,
More than 75% of C-level executives consider it a top priority to better leverage data and analytics in their decision-making. Unfortunately, less than half of individual workers say the same — a disconnect that highlights how hard it can be to make those C-level priorities a reality.
Back by popular demand in this week's episode is Nancy Hensley, Director of Offering Management for IBM Hybrid Cloud. Nancy is joined by Sean Ellis, CEO and founder of GrowthHackers.com, who coined the term growth hacking several years ago. Sean and Nancy share ways to find the Northstar metric for
In this Q&A, IBM financial services solution architect Irina Saburova discusses an insurance use case with IBM Data Science Marketing Lead Rosie Pongracz. In this scenario common to the insurance industry, an organization needs to adjust its operations based on upcoming weather event and
Running a machine learning pilot project is a great early step on the road to full adoption. To get started, you’ll need to build a cross-functional team of business analysts, engineers, data scientists and key stakeholders. From there, the process looks a lot like the scientific method taught in
Are you too late to join the social media game? How can you leverage social media to connect and engage with your clients? This week on Making Data Simple, we talk to our podcast producers Kate Nichols, Manager of Content Experience & Design for IBM Hybrid Data Management, and Fatima Sirhindi,
Data democratization allows data to be accessed across the organization and empowers individuals to use the data in their decision making and gain critical business insights. Data democratization is fast becoming a game changer as it’s moving towards a user centric micro-services based architecture.
The modern data landscape demands more than one type of database. That’s IBM has rolled out JSON-document-based databases in Db2 and Cloudant, as well as partnered with select database providers to offer developer-focused database services through the IBM Compose platform.