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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes

IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes is a recognition program with the purpose to acknowledge and highlight big data and analytics industry thought leaders. 

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Pamela Peele

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"We have mountains of data. What we need is the right information at the right time so that you can engage in your healthcare with your team of providers wherever and whenever needed."

Pamela Peele is chief analytics officer of UPMC Insurance Services Division.

Read Pamela's perspective on what's right for big data

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Kirk Borne

"Big data and the methods of analytics yield a rich harvest of discovery and insights…and are changing the way all sectors are conducting business."

Kirk Borne, PhD. Kirk is a data scientist, top big data influencer and professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University.

Read Kirk's blog

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Gregory Piatetsky

"While 'big data' as a buzzword will likely be replaced by a new buzzword in the next 5-10 years, the technology trend is here to stay."

Gregory Piatetsky (@kdnuggets) is an analytics and data mining expert and editor for KDnuggets.

Read more about Gregory's big data optimism

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

"Looking at the future, with big data our very idea of what constitutes an illness will have changed, from what differs in average patients to changes and problems within one particular patient."

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is professor of internet governance and regulation at the University of Oxford.

Read about Viktor's belief that big data and analytics will change the way we learn

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Deva Annamalai

"The field of big data is heaven-sent for institutions which are fighting to conquer this piling amount of data to unearth insights in a reasonable amount of time."

Deva Anamalai is sr. VP of marketing technology and data insights at Zions Bancorporation, 

Learn about Deva's perspective on personalizing the customer experience with big data and analytics

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Michael Cavaretta

"As big data technologies drive down the cost of storing and manipulating data, we are pushing analytics down from strategic to tactical and operational decisions."

Michael Cavaretta is technical leader of predictive analytics for Ford Motor Co.

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Sean Patrick Murphy

"While big data does often happen to be large in size, I believe that big actually means important."

Sean Murphy is senior scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Read about Sean's perspective on the importance of big data

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Ben Alamar

"At its core, better data leads to better information, which increases the odds that good decisions are made."

Benjamin Alamar, professor of sports management at Menlo College in Menlo Park, California, adeptly juggles many balls as a sports analytics consultant, researcher, speaker and author of "Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers."

Read more about Benjamin and his perspective on big data

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Doug Stephens

"Big data will help us to better understand our world. How we use that knowledge to improve it will be up to us."

Doug Stephens (@RetailProphet) is the founder of Retail Prophet, a specialty advisory services company to the retail industry, and one of the world’s leading retail industry futurists.

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Alan Grogan

"The collapse in infrastructure cost to turn data into insight and insight into real action has driven big returns both for customers and organizations."

Alan Grogan is chief analytics officer at the Royal Bank of Scotland. 

Read on as Alan discusses the impact of big data and analytics on business strategy and beyond

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Jenna McHugh

"Big data and analytics makes business easier and simpler. Large volumes of data can be consolidated into one graph that tells a story and predicts the future."

Jenna McHugh leads and champions all Macy’s Employee Benefits strategies, oversees all financial and compliance for Macy’s Health and Welfare plans including budgeting, forecasting and reporting, and is responsible for developing dashboards and reports that allow Macy’s to make business intelligent decisions, improve operational efficiencies and increase shareholder value.

Read about the world Jenna forsees where "merchandise will be much more accessible because of our ability to better forecast selling patterns."

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Bernard Marr

Bernard Marr (@BernardMarr) is best-selling business author and enterprise performance expert.

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: John Naduvathusseril

John Naduvathusseril is chief data architect for Nielsen Company.

He feels that we can flip the equation so that the challenge of big data becomes more of an opportunity for actionable insights.

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Boris Bershadsky

Boris Bershadsky, director of Outcomes Analytics at UMN declares that “more progress is needed to handle massive amounts of information in real time.”

See what other thoughts he shares on how big data and analytics are affecting healthcare and the world at large

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Edward Kwartler

Edward Kwartler is director of advanced analytics at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: William McKnight

William McKnight is president of McKnight Consulting Group.

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Thomas Baumann

How can big data combined with analytics improve the world we live in in 5 to 10 years?

In a sensor-oriented world, real-time analytics will help to make driving safer and to reduce insurance costs.

Read more of what Thomas Baumann has to say about big data and analytics

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Jesse Harriot

How are big data and analytics changing your business strategy?

Going forward, we expect big data and analytics to continue to become even more integral to our customers’ success.

Read more of Constant Contact Chief Analytics Officer Jesse Harriot's interview

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Be your own big data and analytics hero

Each of these heroes represents an outstanding professional who is making waves in the field of big data and analytics, their stories highlighting a big data success.

Write your own big data success story: The top five ways to get started with big data

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IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes

Heroes is a program created by IBM to promote thought leadership and success in the areas of big data and analytics