Events

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

Questions 

  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

Guest:

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. 

#BigDataMgmt Twitter chat

April 30, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. EST | #BigDataMgmt Twitter Chat

#BigDataMgmt chat is a weekly conversation on Twitter held every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. EST, on Twitter. Each week we discuss a different topic around big data management.

Following is our schedule of upcoming chats. Don't miss this Wednesday, April 23: From insight to foresight with BI and predictive analytics

  • From insight to foresight with BI and predictive analytics - April 23
  • Internet of Things - April 30
  • Bringing big data to the front lines - May 7
  • What big data skills? - May 14
  • Smarter risk - May 21
  • May 28
  • Improving operational efficiency with Hadoop - June 4
  • June 11
  • IBM Watson Analytics - June 18
  • Overcoming big data hurdles - June 25

How do you join in?

If you use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck or HootSuite, create a search column for the term ‘#BigDataMgmt’.  Then as participants tweet with the #BigDataMgmt hashtag, those tweets will appear in your column. Or you can follow with Tweetchat –http://tweetchat.com/room/bigdatamgmt – and it automatically adds the #BigDataMgmt hashtag.

How do you participate?

Just jump right in! Review the discussion questions posted in advance so you can prepare your thoughts and answers. When the question is posed, begin your response with A1: for question 1 and A2: for question 2, etc. This makes it easier to follow the conversation throughout the chat. No answer is wrong! We look forward to seeing you at the #BigDataMgmt water cooler hosted by @IBMbigdata.

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

#BigDataMgmt Twitter chat

May 7, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. EST | #BigDataMgmt Twitter Chat

#BigDataMgmt chat is a weekly conversation on Twitter held every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. EST, on Twitter. Each week we discuss a different topic around big data management.

Following is our schedule of upcoming chats. Don't miss this Wednesday, April 23: From insight to foresight with BI and predictive analytics

  • From insight to foresight with BI and predictive analytics - April 23
  • Internet of Things - April 30
  • Bringing big data to the front lines - May 7
  • What big data skills? - May 14
  • Smarter risk - May 21
  • May 28
  • Improving operational efficiency with Hadoop - June 4
  • June 11
  • IBM Watson Analytics - June 18
  • Overcoming big data hurdles - June 25

How do you join in?

If you use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck or HootSuite, create a search column for the term ‘#BigDataMgmt’.  Then as participants tweet with the #BigDataMgmt hashtag, those tweets will appear in your column. Or you can follow with Tweetchat –http://tweetchat.com/room/bigdatamgmt – and it automatically adds the #BigDataMgmt hashtag.

How do you participate?

Just jump right in! Review the discussion questions posted in advance so you can prepare your thoughts and answers. When the question is posed, begin your response with A1: for question 1 and A2: for question 2, etc. This makes it easier to follow the conversation throughout the chat. No answer is wrong! We look forward to seeing you at the #BigDataMgmt water cooler hosted by @IBMbigdata.

#BigDataMgmt Twitter chat

May 14, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. EST | #BigDataMgmt Twitter Chat

#BigDataMgmt chat is a weekly conversation on Twitter held every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. EST, on Twitter. Each week we discuss a different topic around big data management.

Following is our schedule of upcoming chats. Don't miss this Wednesday, April 23: From insight to foresight with BI and predictive analytics

  • From insight to foresight with BI and predictive analytics - April 23
  • Internet of Things - April 30
  • Bringing big data to the front lines - May 7
  • What big data skills? - May 14
  • Smarter risk - May 21
  • May 28
  • Improving operational efficiency with Hadoop - June 4
  • June 11
  • IBM Watson Analytics - June 18
  • Overcoming big data hurdles - June 25

How do you join in?

If you use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck or HootSuite, create a search column for the term ‘#BigDataMgmt’.  Then as participants tweet with the #BigDataMgmt hashtag, those tweets will appear in your column. Or you can follow with Tweetchat –http://tweetchat.com/room/bigdatamgmt – and it automatically adds the #BigDataMgmt hashtag.

How do you participate?

Just jump right in! Review the discussion questions posted in advance so you can prepare your thoughts and answers. When the question is posed, begin your response with A1: for question 1 and A2: for question 2, etc. This makes it easier to follow the conversation throughout the chat. No answer is wrong! We look forward to seeing you at the #BigDataMgmt water cooler hosted by @IBMbigdata.

Watson Cognitive Computing Innovation Day

May 21, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. PST, Foster City, CA | Meetups

Tentative Agenda 

8:00am - Registration, Breakfast and Networking 

8:30am - Overview of Watson  
An overview of Watson, Cognitive Computing, and the Watson Ecosystem, with a view of strategic direction and what is coming next -- Stephen Gold, VP of Watson Ecosystem and Market Development, IBM Watson Group

9:30am - Getting Ready for Watson  
We’ll share the keys to business success with Watson, including what makes a great use case and the fundamental building blocks from a business and technical perspective -- Lauri Saft, Director of Watson Ecosystem Program)  

10:15am - Short Break  

10:30am - Our Journey with Watson  
A current ecosystem partner shares why they chose IBM Watson as a strategic platform, shares their experiences to date, and demonstrates their “Powered by Watson” app.. 

11:00 am - Getting Started with Watson  
Watson Ecosystem’s CTO walks through how to get started with Watson. Get a real-time view of what it’s like to build a Watson app using the Watson Experience Manager, Watson Developer Cloud, Watson QA API, and tips for integrating Watson into applications -- Sridhar Sudarsan, CTO of Watson Ecosystem

11:45 pm Where Do I Go From Here?  
We’ll wrap things up and give some guidance on next steps -- Stephen Gold, VP of Watson Ecosystem and Market Development, IBM Watson Group)

12:00pm - Lunch and Networking 

1:00pm - 1:1 Consultations and “Play with Watson” Sessions  
Sign up for 1:1 meetings with our Watson Ecosystem Team to discuss your idea for Watson or spend some quality “hands on” time building a Watson app with our Watson technical team. 

3:00pm - Close

Come back at 7pm for Session 2 and  a technical deep dive into the Watson Ecosystem for developers.  Register at: http://www.meetup.com/BigDataDevelopers/events/172612472/

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