Rick Clements
Director, Marketing, Big Data, IBM

In his current role at IBM, Rick Clements is responsible for global product marketing for the IBM big data platform including positioning and messaging for InfoSphere BigInsights, InfoSphere Streams and InfoSphere Data Explorer. He is a product marketing leader with extensive experience in early stage, high growth companies (SeeBeyond, webMethods, Initiate Systems) and joined IBM through acquisition in 2010. Mr. Clements has 14 years experience in the software industry and deep knowledge and understanding in the areas of enterprise application integration, business to business integration, business process management, service oriented architecture, web services, business activity monitoring, master data management and big data technologies.

Big data challenges

March 17, 2014 | by Rick Clements, Director, Marketing, Big Data, IBM
The business environment is shifting and a new era of computing is upon us. As with all emerging markets this can present significant challenges. Every time there is major technology or market shift, there is a real opportunity for new leaders to emerge as others stumble and fail. Transformational...

The downside of ignoring big data

February 26, 2014 | by Rick Clements, Director, Marketing, Big Data, IBM
At a recent IBM Big Data Integration and Governance Forum one of the questions from the audience was “Why do I need to do big data—what if I ignore big data?”  It is certainly reasonable for organizations today to try and figure out how they will exploit big data for competitive advantage. We often...