IBM big data roundtable: The transformative power of big data

April 4, 2014
On Thursday, April 3, I had the pleasure of moderating a video-streaming web roundtable in which panelists discussed the transformational applications of big data analytics. The panel included big data solution providers and experts, and we discussed everything from big data applications and platforms to trends, drivers, best practices and cultural shifts. Read More

Privacy Corner, April 2014: The role of trust as it applies to privacy

April 4, 2014
Trust relies on many factors with privacy being the most critical. Read More

Leaky plumbing: Thoughts on the 2014 Gartner MDM Conference in Europe

April 3, 2014
I recently attended the Gartner Master Data Management conference in Europe. Andrew White, a senior Gartner analyst, shared a statistic during the opening keynote presentation that stuck with me—the statistic is this: Read More

Big data powers the practical know-it-all in us all

April 3, 2014
A living subject domain is conceptual territory that must be scouted continually. Read More

Big dreams, small data

April 3, 2014
Everything is about big data these days, but what about the small data?  Read More

Is a chief data officer more data or analytics?

April 3, 2014
I asked this question of Mark Ramsey, chief data officer at Samsung Mobile. I know what comes to mind when I think of data is data strategy, data quality, data integration, governance and data infrastructure. Read More

Gartner BI and Analytics Summit, Las Vegas 2014

April 2, 2014
One of the first things that became obvious at this year’s Gartner BI & Analytics Summit in Las Vegas is the emphasis on big data and analytics, particularly the analytics side of it. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Bernard Marr

April 1, 2014
Bernard Marr (@BernardMarr), best-selling business author and enterprise performance expert, is this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero. Read More

Dave Stodder, TDWI research director, talks streaming data analytics

March 31, 2014
The reality is all organizations have streaming data sources they can mine for insight. Do you have a website Are you interested in becoming more social? Do you have mobile business plan? If yes, then you have a need for real-time analytics. Read More

It’s about the people: Part 1

March 31, 2014
People are at the center of providing and receiving customer experiences. It is commonly accepted that engaged employees are a prerequisite for high-value, engaged customers. So, it stands to reason that human resources (HR) departments have great potential to influence customer experience (CX). This topic was discussed in a recent #CXO twitter chat, where participants expressed both hope and doubt about HR’s role in CX efforts. Read More