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James Kobielus
Big Data Evangelist, IBM

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.

Building smart business on the four pillars of predictive analytics

Building smart business on the four pillars of predictive analytics

January 29, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Smart predictions can spell the difference between whether your company succeeds wildly or falls by the wayside. Get the details on four strategic pillars for smart, proactive business through predictive analytics deployment in a series of new blog perspectives.
Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics

Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics

January 20, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Although the weather can frequently be the go-to topic when engaging in small talk, it is very much intertwined with deeper discussions around the environment, global warming, and reducing carbon emissions. A rising tide of sensor-derived, Internet of Things data is now fueling a worldwide focus on...
Zeitgeists, wind gusts and the analytics of environmental turbulence

Zeitgeists, wind gusts and the analytics of environmental turbulence

December 7, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The world’s a risky place. And yet the human race has become very adept at risk mitigation in the face of every nasty thing it might throw our way—or that we may hurl at each other. Discover how social sentiment, beliefs and practices that perpetuate environmental risk factors can play a...
The new soul of the insight economy: A Datapalooza dispatch

The new soul of the insight economy: A Datapalooza dispatch

November 13, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The first Datapalooza has just wrapped up, but it was just the beginning. Stay on the lookout for Datapalooza’s arrival to a city near you—you won’t want to miss your chance to kickstart your entry into the insight economy.
Datapalooza: Harmonize your data engineering

Datapalooza: Harmonize your data engineering

November 2, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The craft of data science demands expert judgment every step of the way. See how data scientists can adopt a standard data science methodology that can harmonize steps among diversified teams for applying core concepts of data science, analytics and data management in the data science lifecycle.
IBM Insight 2015, day 3: Final thoughts and transformative announcements

IBM Insight 2015, day 3: Final thoughts and transformative announcements

October 30, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
For some, Wednesdays at Insight conferences can be the last day of the event when the morning general sessions feature a luminary speaker or speakers from other industries such as arts and entertainment, sports and others. Generally, all the big news and exciting announcements take place on days...
Introducing Insight Cloud Services at IBM Insight 2015

Introducing Insight Cloud Services at IBM Insight 2015

October 30, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Insight Cloud Services (ICS) is a key IBM solution strategy. Plenty of big announcements around ICS and its capabilities for leveraging cognitive computing, analytics, and much more to extract fresh insights from dark data were a big draw at Insight 2015. Discover the tremendous potential behind...
IBM Insight 2015, day 2: Highlights from sessions and the Hack the Weather finals

IBM Insight 2015, day 2: Highlights from sessions and the Hack the Weather finals

October 28, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
From the general session to the Hack the Weather finals, attendees at Insight 2015 enjoyed an embarrassment of riches on day two of the conference. Read on for a rundown of the sessions and events that made the second day of Insight a resounding success.
What is the role of the data scientist in the insight economy?

What is the role of the data scientist in the insight economy?

October 28, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
We asked five leading data science professionals a leading question: What is the role of the data scientist in the insight economy? You won’t want to miss the answers they gave us.
IBM Insight 2015, day 1: Observations, announcements and insights

IBM Insight 2015, day 1: Observations, announcements and insights

October 27, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Get up to speed on the exciting announcements and other observations from day one at IBM Insight 2015.

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