Analytics

Big data in the Middle East and Africa

Length: 19:10
March 12, 2014

Ali Rebaie is an Independent Big Data Consultant, President at Data Aurora of Rebaie Analytics Group and one of the Top 100 Big Data Influencers. He aims at growing a community of data enthusiasts, spreading data skills and educating on the use of big data for public good in MEA region. Ali is a frequent speaker at international conferences and regularly trains on data journalism and visualization. He is also a member of the internationally renowned Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT).

In giving us a look at the big data market and use cases within the Middle East and Africa region, Ali reminds us of the 5000-year history behind big data, which effectively was born in Mesopotamia. In more present day scenarios, he describes “an exploratory curiosity sandbox,” which is a method he encourages data scientists and organizations adopt for approaching their data-related business problems.

Follow Ali on Twitter @AliRebaie, and the host David Pittman @TheSocialPitt

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How in-Hadoop analytics are changing the game

Length: 7:28
February 24, 2014

Big Data without analytics is just data, but how do you perform the analytics? Christy Maver, product marketing manager for InfoSphere BigInsights, answers that question and gives examples of how in-Hadoop analytics are changing the game.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

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Data scientists: Hire an individual or team?

Length: 14:05
February 13, 2014

Most data science positions require a combination of technical and business skils. Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, the editor and publisher of KDnuggets.com, and a well-known expert in business analytics, data mining and data science, joined David Pittman to talk about that mix and the elusive “data scientist unicorn.” He also shared interesting findings from a poll he conducted on KDnuggets about what people look for when hiring data scientists. As his photo illustrates, he also demonstrated the evolution from data miners to data scientists.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

6 trends in big data and analytics

Length: 12:54
February 3, 2014

Through talking with some 3000 clients, prospects and industry leaders, Inhi Cho, the vice president and general manager of Big Data, Integration, & Governance at IBM, and her team have identified 6 important trends that are driving big data forward. Inhi joined us to talk about those market and technology forces:

  • “More analytics, fewer gut feelings.”
  • Data privacy and security
  • The rise of the Chief Data Officer
  • The ecosystem
  • Adding more external data to increase value of internal data
  • Where investments in big data are headed

Follow Inhi on Twitter: @inhicho

Follow podcast host David Pittman: @TheSocialPitt

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Foretelling 2014 trends in big data, Hadoop, data science & more

Length: 18:05
January 5, 2014

What's in store for big data, analytics and data science in 2014? Big data evangelist James Kobielus walks us through what he sees shaping up in those areas, plus cognitive computing, machine learning, Hadoop, NoSQL and more.

Listen here or read the blog post that spurred this podcast.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Big Data Analytics and Visualization - with Bernard Marr

Length: 20:58
December 2, 2013

Bernard Marr is founder and CEO of the UK-based Advanced Performance Institute (www.ap-institute.com) , which is one of the world’s leading research and advisory organizations on organizational performance. He has authored several best-selling business books as well as hundreds of top analyst reports and articles on enterprise performance. Bernard joined us recently to talk about big data analytics and the "datafication" of the world. Listen as he gives advice on how to form a big data analytics strategy and what to look for in a data scientist.
 
For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.
 
For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Highlights of research study "Analytics: A blueprint to value"

Length: 18:03
November 18, 2013

In late October 2013, the acclaimed IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) released a new study titled “Analytics: A blueprint for value.” This study is the result of months of survey research conducted with some 900 business and IT leaders around the world. As the title “a blueprint for value” suggests, the goal of this research series has been to dig deeply into which organizations are getting the most out of their analytic investments and how they are doing it.

Rebecca Shockley, Global Research Leader for Analytics at IBV, describes the key findings of the study, which you can download from ibm.co/9levers

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Real-world Use of Big Data in Retail

Length: 19:02
September 12, 2013

Swanie Tolentino, retail big data solutions & marketing leader at IBM, discusses key points from a research study titled, "The Real-world use of Big Data in Retail: How Innovative Retailers Extract Value from Uncertain Data." She also relates examples of how retailers are using big data and analytics to execute their strategies to acquire more customers and retain the ones they have.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata

For more podcasts, blogs and videos, visit www.ibmbigdatahub.com

Big Data is Rocket Fuel

Length: 19:43
July 23, 2013

Edd Dumbill is VP Strategy at Silicon Valley Data Science and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data. He’s also an entrepreneur, author, software developer, and chair of Strata conference. formerly was principal analyst at O’Reilly Radar. In a recent article titled “Big Data is Rocket Fuel,” Edd made the case that big data stands on 3 legs:

  • Open source software
  • Commodity computing hardware
  • The data itself

In this podcast, he explains that stance and explains what organizations need to do to launch the rocket.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata

For more podcasts, blogs and videos, visit www.ibmbigdatahub.com

Shooting Down Myths about Data Scientists

Length: 23:38
July 10, 2013

"Data scientist" has been called the "sexiest job of the 21st century," but what exactly is a data scientist and what does one do? Big Data Evangelist James Kobielus explains by way of shooting down 10 myths about the role.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata

For more podcasts, blogs and videos, visit www.ibmbigdatahub.com

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