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Bob Palmer
Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM

Bob Palmer leads an IBM industry marketing team for big data in the Financial Services and Communications sectors. Bob has extensive financial services industry experience combined with B2B software expertise. He spent 12 years in investment management with several firms including Morgan Stanley. In 1997, Bob joined the enterprise software industry serving the financial services sector. He regularly speaks and writes on financial services business and technology topics, focusing on CRM, analytics and big data.

How data analysis fuels successful companies

February 23, 2015 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
In part six of this series, we finished our exploration of the first of three key stages within the analytics lifecycle (Acquire) and suggested recommendations and practical actions for that stage. In part seven we will look at the study’s second key stage within the analytics lifecycle, Analyze,...

Managing data at speed requires flexibility and agility

January 30, 2015 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
In part five of this series we explored Acquire, the first of three key stages within the analytics lifecycle, which provides the ability to acquire and integrate data quickly—foundational to creating an analytics speed advantage. In part six we will look at recommendations and practical actions...

Leading organizations use real-time analytics

January 2, 2015 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
In part four of this series we introduced three key stages within the analytics lifecycle to outline how leading organizations are outpacing the competition. In this post, part five, we will explore the first of those stages (Acquire) which provides the ability to acquire and integrate data quickly...

The need for speed in business analytics

December 26, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
This is part four in a series presenting, in small easily consumable bites, findings and insights from the IBM Institute for Business Value’s latest study and paper - “Analytics: The speed advantage - Why data-driven organizations are winning the race in today’s marketplace." In part three we...

Organizations are transforming business processes by integrating digital capabilities

December 18, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
Let's explore in more detail the final two shifts highlighted in the new IBM Analytics study, “Analytics: The speed advantage - Why data-driven organizations are winning the race in today’s marketplace," including the transformation of business processes with digital capabilities.

Realizing a return on big data investments—within a year

December 2, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
In 2014, there were several important shifts that occurred in the world of big data that business executives around the globe cannot afford to ignore. In part one we introduced four transformative shifts affecting the fast-paced digital marketplace; now in part two we will take a closer look at the...

Velocity is now the competitive differentiator for big data

November 21, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
In 2014, there were several important shifts that occurred in the world of big data that business executives around the globe cannot afford to ignore. These shifts are outlined in the new IBM Institute for Business Value study “Analytics: The speed advantage - Why data-driven organizations are...

Fighting fraud in banking with big data and analytics

September 24, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
Banks can reduce fraud and improve customer satisfaction with next-generation big data and analytics technologies

The value exchange of consumer insight for data privacy in banking

September 18, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
New big data and analytics capabilities enable deeper consumer insight to drive improved products and services in banking. But will consumers accept the increased use of their data?

What banking can learn from retail

July 24, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
Banks can improve their reputation and gain consumer trust by emulating retailers and leveraging big data and analytics.

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