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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.

Gauging your organization’s readiness to drive digital disruption

Gauging your organization’s readiness to drive digital disruption

December 9, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Businesses have come to expect that smart rivals wielding digital technologies will disrupt their competitive landscapes. How ready is your organization to be a digital disruptor? Take a look at detailed criteria for assessing your organization’s readiness and the strategic steps you can take to...
Big data and analytics trends in 2017: James Kobielus’s predictions

Big data and analytics trends in 2017: James Kobielus’s predictions

December 5, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
IBM expert James Kobielus offers his annual predictions for the new year that’s right around the corner. See what trends will define big data and analytics in 2017 and beyond.
Data industry experts offer 2017 predictions throughout December

Data industry experts offer 2017 predictions throughout December

December 1, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Wondering what’s in store for the data industry during the upcoming year? Tune into a live chat to find out what leading industry professionals are predicting for 2017 and beyond.
Tackling predictive uncertainty with Monte Carlo statistical analysis

Tackling predictive uncertainty with Monte Carlo statistical analysis

November 28, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Essentially, Monte Carlo simulations predict an outcome not from the actual values of input data (which aren’t known) but from the likely (aka “simulated”) values of that data (based on their probability distributions). These simulations can prove invaluable for assessing risks in many real-world...
Moving beyond spreadsheets into enterprise-ready statistical analysis

Moving beyond spreadsheets into enterprise-ready statistical analysis

November 21, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Although spreadsheets offer a stable, attractive option when working with numbers, they can fall far short when they are applied to enterprise-scale statistical analytics. Weigh the limitations of spreadsheets against the benefits of a sophisticated, enterprise-grade statistical analysis tool for...
Accessing the power of R through a robust statistical analysis tool

Accessing the power of R through a robust statistical analysis tool

November 15, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Open source tools continue to foster non-stop innovation throughout the Insight Economy. So it’s no surprise that open-source languages—most notably, R--have moved to the center of enterprise statistical analytics and data management.
Making a better world with cognitive systems: Wrapping up World of Watson

Making a better world with cognitive systems: Wrapping up World of Watson

October 28, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As we bid goodbye to IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, we set our sights on exciting engagements taking shape to help make the world a better place that are expected to result from IBM partnerships with innovative organizations. Here’s a recap of the conference’s closing moments and...
The cognition blitz at World of Watson 2016

The cognition blitz at World of Watson 2016

October 27, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Announcements related to IBM Watson and cognitive continue to pour forth from IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016. Discover what the conference has highlighted thus far in this comprehensive overview.
A deeper shade of simplicity at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

A deeper shade of simplicity at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

October 25, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
If simplicity can fundamentally accelerate focused action, then you can significantly boost speed, productivity and effectiveness in your enterprise. Take a look at this overview of key announcements unveiled on the first day of IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016.
Disrupting business with team data science at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

Disrupting business with team data science at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

October 24, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
A recent CrowdChat covered team data science as the core competency for digital disruption in today’s business environments. Consider these highlights from that discussion as you prepare for your trip to Las Vegas.

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