The giant NAB Show takes place in Las Vegas April 5-10. IBM will be very active at the show, along with Aspera, a recent IBM acquisition. Graeme Noseworthy, messaging director for media & entertainment at IBM, gave us a brief overview of sessions, demos and activities that will take place.
IBM’s Technical Consultancy Group led this academic colloquium last week on big data and analytics to collaborate with UK academics on research, teaching and technology. This was a high impact gathering of top-tier academic and industrial expertise discussing social, media and human-computer
The two prongs of the pi-shaped marketers represent the “left brained and right brained" aspects of skill where the brand-experiential-emotional side of marketing meets the analytical-quantitative-technology side. This “modern marketer,” as Ashley Friedlein, CEO of Econsultancy, puts it, is a blend
This week I met with Tim Llewellynn, CEO and cofounder of nViso, a world leader in facial imaging technology, to discuss how the company uses Watson Foundations (IBM’s Big Data & Analytics platform, explained later). I learned that nViso makes facial analytics tools that can help consumer-
Seeing is believing. In this short demonstration, you will see the innovations announced in the prior session in action. You will see integration and governance applied to one of the most popular big data use cases: an extended 360 degree view of the customer.
This infographic highlights key findings from the 2014 report titled “Pushing the frontiers: CFO insights from the global C-Suite study,” which draws input from nearly 4,200 of C-suite executives representing more than 20 industries. Learn more about the insights behind the study in this podcast.
Much of the disconnect between employees and customers stems from the inability to access and quickly weave customer data into accurate customer insight. How can organizations keep pace with customers while equipping and empowering employees? And what can businesses do to reduce the time employees
Last Wednesday, February 26, the Big Data & Analytics Hub, which is where you're reading this post right now, and Business Analytics software at IBM ran a Twitter chat entitled, “Innovations in Analytics" with special guest, Seth Grimes (@sethgrimes). Seth is a leading industry analyst covering
The era of big data is the era of messy data. This is the big data paradox: larger volumes and variety of new sources are inherently complex, and that complexity can actually lower confidence. Organizations have created an entire role to raise confidence in big data: the chief data officer.
Without a doubt, data integration is essential to the success of big data projects. However, some folks in the big data vendor community, including data warehouse, Hadoop and data integration vendors, are telling a very confusing story about the fitness of Hadoop as a data integration platform.
On January 9, 2014 IBM announced that it was forming a new organization (the Watson Group) and investing a billion dollars ($1B!) in future Watson development. The company also announced three new Watson cloud services—The Watson Discovery Advisor, Watson Analytics and IBM Watson Explorer—as well
Big data has changed the IT landscape. Integration and governance must evolve and become more agile to handle the challenges of big data. IBM's latest innovations in integration and governance deliver context for big data, provide agile governance with automatic protection of big data and ingest