As IBM's big data evangelist, James Kobielus is IBM Senior Program Director, Product Marketing, Big Data Analytics solutions. He is an industry veteran, a popular speaker and social media participant and a thought leader in big data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management and next best action technologies.
April 17, 2014
Sport is just a branch of the entertainment industry.
April 10, 2014
Remember the olden days when journalism meant reporting facts and keeping one's analysis laser-focused on those facts? I sure do. In fact, I once earned a master's degree in journalism.
April 4, 2014
On Thursday, April 3, I had the pleasure of moderating a video-streaming web roundtable in which panelists discussed the transformational applications of big data analytics. The panel included big data solution providers and experts, and we discussed everything from big data applications and platforms to trends, drivers, best practices and cultural shifts.
April 3, 2014
A living subject domain is conceptual territory that must be scouted continually.
March 27, 2014
It would be nice to have a crisp algorithm to pick and choose among potential big-data applications. But there isn't one.
March 21, 2014
I grew up in the Detroit area in the 1960s and 1970s, so I'm quite familiar with the wrenching dislocations caused by a manufacturing-based sector that was too stodgy and overbuilt to adapt in a pinch.
March 13, 2014
Staying fit is increasingly an engagement between you and the machines that tune and tone your physiology. If you're like me, you have your own favorite machines for burning fat, building strength and toning muscle.
March 6, 2014
Participatory observation is a valuable data-gathering method in any research discipline that involves studying human behavior. That includes any business function that focuses on customer engagement—especially marketing, customer service and sales.
February 28, 2014
If you've been following our announcements recently, you're well aware that IBM is moving our big data and analytics portfolio inexorably into the cloud.
February 27, 2014
Cities are temporal rhythms of patterned activity. Just as each community has a distinctive spatial footprint when viewed from space, each has an ambient footprint.