strategy

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

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.

Conquering culture clash: A new methodology for big data success

Length: 13:26
January 27, 2014

It's been said the "culture eats strategy for lunch." Tom Deutsch, program director of big data & advanced analytics at IBM, joined us to describe MVI—the minimum viable insight—which is an approach to conquering issues within internal culture and dynamics.

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.

Driving Transformational Change by Changing Culture

Length: 20:22
October 8, 2013

"Culture can eat strategy for lunch," says Richard Lee, Management Consultant with IMECS, LLC. For more than 30 years, Richard has helped guide companies in their business strategy. He also speaks at conferences around the world on key business issues related to Enterprise Information Management & Data Governance.

In this podcast, Richard talked with us about how to affect transformational change by addressing an organization's cultural adoption, which he adds as a fourth leg to the typical 3-legged stool of People, Process & Technology.

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.

CIOs: Overcoming inertia and the 3-Legged Race of Culture

Length: 21:24
August 19, 2013

Tim Crawford is a renowned executive information technology thought leader in the areas of IT Transformation, Innovation and Cloud Computing. He has extensive experience working with startups through large enterprise organizations on strategic planning, organizational development, governance, and program management. Tim described for us the key points of overcoming inertia and the “three-legged race” of culture, and he shared why he thinks now is the most exciting time to be in an IT role in the last 25 years.

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

Talking 'Big Data, Big Analytics'

Length: 16:22
February 18, 2013

Michele Chambers, co-author of "Big Data, Big Analytics: Emerging Business Intelligence and Analytic Trends for Today's Business," talks about the market and technology factors that make now the prime time for big data analytics.

Backlash Against the Big Data Backlash

Length: 7:58
January 30, 2013

There's no shortage of hype around big data. Consequently, there has been a fair amount of backlash. Now, Tom Deutsch, program director of big data at IBM, has some backlash against that backlash! He speaks out against the people who are spouting negative misinformation - without supporting facts - about actual positive results driven by big data technology.