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Chris Nott
CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM

Chris Nott loves helping organizations derive value from data. His passion recently enabled a client to use analytics to adapt in real time. In creating his current role as CTO Big Data and Analytics for IBM UK and Ireland, Chris harnessed both his academic education in mathematics and his technical foundation in database and integration software. Authoritative and dependable, Chris has also shown himself tenacious in pursuing his objectives.

He is recognised across the industry as an advocate of greater professionalism. Committed to developing technical leaders, Chris was elected to chair IBM UK’s top technical community with a remit to consult to its board executives.

Why big data is a big deal for innovating in finance

Why big data is a big deal for innovating in finance

July 15, 2015 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
Financial services organizations are striving to better understand their customers in hopes of improving service and managing risk. Big data innovation’s role in financial services is to look beyond access to technology and good people with an eye to succeeding by being the best at understanding...
How real-time insight helps Wimbledon break news first

How real-time insight helps Wimbledon break news first

July 6, 2015 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
Wimbledon is using real-time notifications to highlight breaking match facts this year. See how they have been helping Wimbledon be first with breaking news on its digital channels during week one of The Championships.
Serving insight at Wimbledon

Serving insight at Wimbledon

June 8, 2015 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
The Championships, Wimbledon is poised to capture the drama of tournament matches and derive insight from real-time data as events unfold to give fans a rich experience. Analytics offers Wimbledon access to timely data in context to provide illuminating and relevant information to fans through its...
Designing systems of insight

Designing systems of insight

May 27, 2015 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
A system of insight ecosystem enables individuals to locate and access data, build visualizations and create analytical models that can help improve the operations of organizations. See how the data reservoir reference architecture describes the technical capabilities necessary for a system of...
A maturity model for big data and analytics

A maturity model for big data and analytics

May 26, 2015 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
The speed at which executives expect data-driven insights is accelerating. How can organizations ensure that investments they make in analytics today will have the flexibility to cope with the demands of tomorrow? Successful outcomes require a business-driven approach, and the big data and...

Speed matters: A UK perspective on analytics

January 12, 2015 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
UK organizations continue to exploit information to acquire more customers and offer them an improved experience; however, they risk being outpaced by acceleration in delivering insight ready for action in other parts of the world.

Data, analytics and the need for speed

November 17, 2014 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
The case is clear: the faster you can turn raw data into intelligent insight, the quicker you can get ahead of your competitors. This theme comes through loud and clear in the latest analytics study from IBM’s Institute for Business Value. Nonetheless, only 10 percent of organizations fit into the...

The decay of insight

October 17, 2014 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
The length of time that analytic insight has value is rarely considered in big data and analytics projects. Many leaders appreciate the time to value of data and insight, but these same leaders must also examine how insight decays when investing in big data and analytics, since this determines the...

The rise of the chief data officer

September 22, 2014 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
The emerging role of the chief data officer (CDO) was a key topic discussed at the UK Data Governance Forum’s second annual seminar held in London this September. At the seminar, representatives from organizations across many industry sectors addressed the increasing importance of data, the rise of...

Big Data & Analytics Maturity Model

August 15, 2014 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
This Big Data & Analytics Maturity Model helps organizations assess their current capabilities in order to generate value from big data investments in support of strategic business initiatives. It does so by forming a considered assessment of the desired target state, identifying gaps and...

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