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James Kobielus
Big Data Evangelist
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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.

Moneyball is the true game-changing application of data analytics

April 17, 2014
Sport is just a branch of the entertainment industry. Read More

The embryonic days of the data journalism industry are upon us

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. Read More

IBM big data roundtable: The transformative power of big data

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. Read More

Big data powers the practical know-it-all in us all

April 3, 2014
A living subject domain is conceptual territory that must be scouted continually. Read More

Rules of thumb for identifying and prioritizing big data applications

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. Read More

Plugging a lean, mean big-data-analyzing machine into manufacturing

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. Read More

Using big data to tune the fusion of human physiology and machine physics

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. Read More

Caveat on use of the Internet of Things in behavioral analytics

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. Read More

The cloud now has a BLU lining and BLU has a cool hub

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. Read More

Mobile data traces the contours of urban experience

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. Read More

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