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Big Data at NASA

Big Data at NASA

August 14, 2017 | by John Sprague, Deputy Associate CIO for Technology and Innovation, NASA
Data already is the new currency and is at the heart of everything digital. I like to repeat the adage, “Data becomes Information, becomes Knowledge, becomes Wisdom”. And “It’s all about the data”. So why do we send up probes, sensors or satellites — for the data?
Want to Compete?  Master the Data Renaissance

Want to compete? Master the data renaissance

June 28, 2017 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics Platform, IBM
If you joined us or tuned in for IBM’s Fast Track Your Data broadcast from Munich last week, you heard us talk about the history of cars – a most appropriate location for the discussion. But it wasn’t until Henry Ford and the assembly line over twenty years later that the automobile was advanced...
Ready for Data to Change Your World? Join Us in Munich.

Ready for data to change your world? Join us in Munich.

June 6, 2017 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics Platform, IBM
We’re living through the third great revolution in modern business. First came economies of scale, which we harnessed with the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, and the creation of global markets. Second was network effects, seen most obviously in the rise of the Internet and the Web. Third...
The Quant Crunch: The demand for data science skills

The Quant Crunch: The demand for data science skills

May 1, 2017 | by Steven Miller, Data Maestro, Global Leader Academic Programs, IBM Analytics Group, IBM
Extreme focus has been placed on the nascent data scientist role but, in contrast, the much larger demand for data-savvy managers (1.5 million new positions) has largely been ignored by academia.
Wanted: Smart humans

Wanted: Smart humans

Why AI still needs us

February 20, 2017 | by Greg Council, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Parascript
The reality is that AI is still heavily-reliant upon smart, willing and trained humans in order for AI to behave in a manner that we would expect. Humans are needed to scope the problems, identify relevant examples and verify the results. Without humans as a guide, current AI is no more capable...
IBM and Fox make a big impact with Hidden Figures screening

IBM and Fox make a big impact with Hidden Figures screening

February 13, 2017 | by J. White Bear, Data Scientist/ Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
January marked the release of the long awaited Hidden Figures movie featuring an all-star cast and highlighting the contributions of both women and IBM's technology to history. Hidden Figures tells the true story of three African-American female mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and...
IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

February 3, 2017 | by Nancy Berlin, WW Event Manager, Analytics Platform Services, IBM
IBM’s community of big data developers continues to grow. As our Big Data Developer meetup program moves into its fifth year, this worldwide community of customers, partners and IBM developers is on the verge of enlisting its 100,000th member—when we published this blog, we counted 99,100. 
Social media data and the customer-centric strategy

Social media data and the customer-centric strategy

January 24, 2017 | by Krish Krishnan, President, Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.
The unprecedented evolution of social media data’s influence on business can have tremendous impact on how customers are integrated into organizational goals and practices. See why more organizations than ever are using social media data to take a customer-centric approach to evolving their...

Case in point: Verizon’s cognitive journey and the customer experience

December 15, 2016 | by Preetam Kumar, Product Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM
Without question, our lives are very different from only a couple decades ago, thanks in part to some pretty amazing technology advances including smartphones and other devices, mobile apps, an ever-growing array of social channels and more. Take a look at how one telecommunications organization...
Machine learning: The big draw at a big Beijing, China event

Machine learning: The big draw at a big Beijing, China event

December 12, 2016 | by Steve Moore, Senior Story Strategist, IBM
One thing that a recent event in Beijing, China confirmed is there’s no shortage of interest in machine learning for developers in that region. Take a look at snapshots of event highlights featuring rich content on artificial intelligence, cognitive capabilities, machine learning and more presented...

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