data scientist

Making data scientists smile

Length: 25:12
May 8, 2014

Sri Viswanath is a master inventor in IBM Big Data & Analytics Open Technologies. He is deeply interested in the renaissance taking place in analytics, building on top of emergence of big data and the development of technology to make it applicable in a wide variety of spaces. Sri joined us to talk about IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, which is powered by Hadoop Open Source, and why it is making data scientists smile. He also talked about the free download of IBM BigInsights Quick Start, which you can get from ibm.co/quickstart
 
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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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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.

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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.
 
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Data Scientists and Their Curriculum

Length: 17:22
October 16, 2013

Data science has been called the "sexiest profession of the 21st century." Well known big data evangelist James Kobielus describes what a data scientist is and does, what paradigms and practices one must know and what skills and knowledge one should possess. He also questions if the typical "sexy data scientist" would look good naked.

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.

The curious data scientist

Length: 20:07
September 16, 2013

Hilary Mason is the "chief scientist emeritus" at Bitly, co-founder of HackNY, and an adviser to Accel Partners. She is also a curious data scientist, which is one factor that has led to her being one of the most influential people in her field. She talked with us about what it takes to be a top data scientist and shares some interesting stories she has discovered within data.

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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

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Rebuffing "Buyer Beware" Attitude on Data Science

Length: 14:13
January 21, 2013

In a Forbes blog post titled, "Data Science: Buyer Beware," the author expressed a great deal of skepticism about the sudden popularity of data science. He called data science "yet another business fad that forgets people, and probably just as destructive." Understandably, this rankled many data scientists. We talked with noted data scientist David Smith, vice president of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics, to get his opinion on this "buyer beware" warning.