IBM Big Data next generation analytics, and enterprise design

| Webinar

Big data is moving from its early stage as an exciting and important concept, to a more mature stage of implementation. Engineers, managers and architects around the world like yourself are digging into the fundamental questions about what projects to implement, and how.

One of the most important areas being impacted by the big data revolution is the data warehouse. Enterprises are finding that the traditional ways of capturing, storing and analyzing data are not working given the new data types, volumes, demands for faster turnarounds, and the increase in LOB driven projects.

In this important webcast, Gartner VP and distinguished analyst Mark Beyer and IBM Fellow, VP and CTO of Information Management Tim Vincent, present the context for reimagining the data warehouse, and key concepts in how to think about implementation.

Turbo-charge your enterprise with social network analytics

April 24, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. EST | Twitter Chat

Historically, when companies want to understand their business they analyze transactional data, however this only tells you WHAT the business does. To understand HOW the business works you need to analyze interactional data. With today’s explosion in social or collaboration data and with big data technologies, we now have the opportunity to capture and understand a myriad of people interactions. During this Twitter chat we will discuss how social network analytics can help you gain deep insights into what drives your customers and employees so you can more effectively understand how the business works.

Expert panel


  1. What can analysis of online interactions (social, collaboration, or comms footprint) tell us about an individual?
  2. Can business benefit from piecing together online interactions into an enterprise graph?
  3. What are the greatest inhibitors to the success of social network analytics? What can we do to mitigate? 
  4. What should we do to address privacy concerns resulting from social network analytics? 
  5. Are you planning to leverage social network analytics in the next 12 months? If yes, why? If no, why not?

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Open innovation to put data to work

April 28, 2014 | Webinar

Organizations are amassing a wealth of data and know that they can transform their business by turning that data into actionable insight. And they expect IT to make that happen. But businesses are maxing out their data centers and running out of space and energy by running inefficient systems that can’t handle the demands of today’s big data economy. With mounting security concerns and technology limitations, businesses need the confidence and cost advantages to realize the true benefits of cloud and the ability to leverage the creativity of the open-source community to accelerate application development and time to value.

Join the April 28 webcast, “Open innovation to put data to work” to learn how IBM Power Systems’ first generation servers and solutions break the physical and virtual boundaries of data center in ways never before possible. Designed with open innovation to drive faster insights from data-hungry applications, these first generation systems help organizations realize the benefits of cloud and quickly tap into an open ecosystem of community-created innovation that is transforming the way IT is created and consumed.

#CXO chat: Preference management

April 28, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. EST1:00pm | Twitter Chat


Tracy Kirk (@tracykirk), manager, Customer Technology 

Big Data & Analytics Developer Day: Business analytics and BigInsights

April 30, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. EST, Indianapolis, IN - Crowne Plaza Hotel - Downtown Union Station location | Big Data Developer Days

This Developer Day is sponsored by the Ironside Group (a Premier IBM Business Partner) and big data team, and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Downtown Union Station location.

The morning session will include interactive big data use case discussions, an overview of big data and live demonstrations of key big data and analytic components. In the afternoon, get hands-on experince using InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition, with guidance from development experts. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills and learn about exciting technologies and techniques that you can immediately take back to your organization. 

Big Data Hadoop Developer Day

May 6, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. EST, New York, NY | Big Data Developer Days

Want to learn more about these topics?

  • Hadoop and the big data problems it can solve
  • The key open source components related to Hadoop
  • How big data solutions can work in the cloud
  • The components of Hadoop and how to leverage HDFS

Join us for a Hadoop Developer Day where you will learn what the essential steps are involved with implementing a MapReduce program that runs in Hadoop as well as use IBM InfoSphere BigInsights tools to simplify the development and deployment of MapReduce programs. Hands-on and interactive discussions and demos will be presented on using HiveQL and IBM BigSQL. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills and learn about exciting technologies and techniques that you can immediately take back to your organization

#CXO chat: Driving CX by engaging the trenches

June 2, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. EST1:00pm | Twitter Chat


Melissa Kovacevic (@MKCallConsult) Customer Experience & Contact Center Consulting