David Pittman
Social Media Strategist, Information & Analytics Group
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David Pittman is a Social Business Strategist in IBM’s Information & Analytics group. He is the host of the "Talking Big Data & Analytics" podcast series and "Big Data Bytes" monthly live videochat (, a frequent blogger and the “voice” behind @IBMbigdata. A member of Business Marketing Association and Illinois Technology Association, he often presents at industry events and conducts training on effective use of social media for B2B companies. Follow David on @TheSocialPitt

Hadoop: Where it's been and where it's going

June 13, 2014
Nearly 10 years ago, a little open source software project with a funny name came into being. Read More

What skills are needed for big data?

May 9, 2014
The gap between the demand for analytics talent globally and the supply of talent  is one of the key obstacles to big data implementations across all organizations. Read More

Managing the lifecycle of big data

April 11, 2014
You might not think of data as a living thing, but it does have a life cycle. For some data, it's fleeting, but other data may live for decades. How do you determine how long to keep data and how to handle it while it's in your care?  Read More

Building a big data team

March 28, 2014
Big data projects often involve exploring new business challenges and using new technology alongside existing applications. But who is doing this work? What skills and personalities are needed? Read More

Spelling "big data integration" from enterprise alphabet soup

March 14, 2014
When it comes to talking about big data technology, there's a big bowl of alphabet soup to digest: noSQL, EDW, HBASE, ETL, BI, ERP, JAQL and many others. Don't "Pig" out on the soup to the point where you break out in "Hives"—join us as we discuss the technology issues and help you understand what's needed to integrate big data. Our special guest for the chat is John Myers (@johnlmyers44), senior analyst for EMA’s business intelligence and data warehousing practice; moderating the chat will be @IBMbigdata. You can follow along—and join the discussion using the hashtag #BigDataMgmt.  Read More

Creating a big data strategy

March 4, 2014
#bigdatamgmt chat – Wednesday, March 5 – 12 p.m. EST & 5 p.m. GMT Read More

Evolving integration and governance for the era of big bata

February 14, 2014
#bigdatamgmt chat – Wednesday, February 19 – 12 p.m. EST & 5 p.m. GMT Read More

#BigDataMgmt chat: Hybrid data architecture

February 3, 2014
The future of big data? Read More

#BigDataMgmt chat: Big data, little privacy?

January 20, 2014
Have you ever clicked accept on a website’s privacy policy without reading it completely—or at all? Sure you have. Most of us have. But what are your expectations of privacy after that? Read More

35 "Big-brained" leaders on big data and analytics

January 10, 2014
Most of us have a handful of people we follow closely for advice on new and emerging technology, or for their innovative approaches to industry challenges, and perhaps to absorb by osmosis some of their business acumen. Read More