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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.

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.
Center your business strategy on predictive analytics at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

Center your business strategy on predictive analytics at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

October 17, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Attend IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 to explore the ways in which predictive analytics is helping modern businesses gain and retain the competitive advantage in their industries. To learn more, review these highlights from a CrowdChat in which industry experts discussed the central role of...
Enabling chief data officer success at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

Enabling chief data officer success at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

October 4, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 affords a great opportunity for you to gain insight into the CDO, CIO and CTO roles. Here are some highlights from a recent CrowdChat involving industry influencers discussing the challenges and opportunities that these C-level executives face in the cognitive...

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