October 29, 2014
During a recent keynote, one of IBM’s Executive IT Architects, Phil Tetlow, explored the concept of spimes. A term originally coined by author Bruce Sterling, spimes refers to an object that can be tracked through space and time. Phil discusses the importance of spimes, and how organizations can use the associated data to achieve competitive advantage.
September 15, 2014
I've spent more years than I want to admit on the business side of the insurance industry. In my current role I work on the value that big data and analytics can deliver to an insurer and, in turn, to their policyholders.
September 12, 2014
Today retail customers are more empowered, instrumented and interconnected socially. With a wealth of information readily available online, consumers are now better able to compare products, services and prices—even as they shop in physical stores. In order for retailers to capitalize on this, they need ways to collect, manage and analyze a tremendous volume, variety, velocity and veracity of data. By using the valuable insights from this data, businesses can better personalize marketing, improve campaign effectiveness, optimize product assortments and perfect merchandising decisions, thus removing inefficiencies in distribution and operations.
September 11, 2014
The customer is always right, even when some of them are totally unreasonable and, perhaps, a bit off their rocker.
May 9, 2014
The newest IBM Global Consumer Study reveals that in a single year internet commerce jumped nearly 100 percent, with 27 percent of retail purchases made online in 2013 versus 14 percent in
February 20, 2014
Marketing comes down to demand generation, and that requires at least a rough idea of what makes people tick.
January 29, 2014
Customers expect more: they expect smart, they expect simple, they expect fast and they expect value. This transcends all industries, and big data is helping enterprises rise to this challenge.
January 24, 2014
Children are such a glorious creation; being a parent of three (eight, seven and five) I’m allowed to pass judgments like these. They can bring so much joy and so much frustration at the same time. And they are absolutely amazing to observe. Take chores for example: asking them to clean their room, brush their teeth or vacuum the floor is often more work than actually doing it yourself. They confuse looking busy (i.e. pushing the vacuum back and forth in the same area for 10 minutes) for actually being productive. But, these are the trials of a parent. We’ve got to help teach them.
November 20, 2013
“Today’s marketplace is competitive. Successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their enterprise to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimize outcomes. Business and technology executives alike are racing to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results." [Excerpt: How Organizations Are Capitializing on Big Data Analytics] How are best-in-class organizations transforming customer experience with analytics? In a recent #CXO Twitter chat, guests Lynn Hunsaker, Customer experience Strategist, and Marc Teerlink, Global Strategist for Big Data Science & Consumer Behavior Analytics at IBM, joined us to discuss “Smarter Customer Analytics.” Here is a snippet of that conversation.