Big Data Use Cases

The Visual Organization: Interview with Phil Simon

Length: 12:30
April 16, 2014

Phil Simon (@PhilSimon) is a frequent speaker and recognized technology expert who consults with companies on how to optimize their use of technology. His contributions have been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Wired, The Huffington Post, Fast Company and many other high profile media outlets. His latest book, The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions, showcases several case studies of organizations that are using data in interesting ways. Phil talked with with host David Pittman (@TheSocialPitt) about how data visualization brings big data into the mainstream for more organizations, and how even a small organization can benefit from a visual approach to data.

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

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Building the business case for real-time analytics at CenterPoint Energy

Length: 34:04
April 7, 2014

Industry analysts project that 30% of companies will “monetize their data” by 2016. But what does this mean? Many organizations are trying to figure out how to turn their data into a gold mine. The reality is each business is unique and data monetization projects should be customized to focus on a particular outcome for that organization. Joining us for this podcast about their real-world data monetization projects are Bill Bell from CenterPoint Energy and Jim Sharpe from Sharpe Engineering. Bill is the Technology Director of Analytics & Data Services at CenterPoint Energy, and Jim has 35 years of industry experience and is a leading expert in complex low-latency analytics on big data for situational awareness and resource management.

You can download a free version of InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition to play around with the product and see what it can do for you at ibm.co/streamsqs

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.

Preview of NAB Show

Length: 8:35
March 31, 2014

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.

For information about the conference, visit www.nabshow.com.

To stay up-to-date with news and information from IBM before, during and after the show, follow @Smarter_Media and @graemeknows on Twitter.

Going with the flow: The evolution of CEP to stream computing

Length: 17:10
March 26, 2014

Stream computing is a natural evolution of Complex Event Processing, also known as CEP, but it has broader uses on a wealth of emerging streaming data sources, such as weather and transportation data, and videos as well.

Roger Rea, product manager of InfoSphere Streams, explains what stream computing is, how it differs from event processing and CEP and gives examples of how companies are employing stream computing for real-time analyses and applications.

You can download a free version of InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition to play around with the product and see what it can do for you at ibm.co/streamsqs

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdataFor more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Analytics across the ecosystem: Prescription for optimizing healthcare outcomes

Length: 27:15
March 16, 2014

Analytics is a key enabler for life sciences and healthcare organizations to create better outcomes for patients, customers and other stakeholders in healthcare. The IBM Institute for Business Value recently released a new study titled “Analytics across the ecosystem - A prescription for optimizing healthcare outcomes.” This study, which you can download at ibm.co/analyticsacrosshealthcarediscovered that almost two-thirds of organizations across the healthcare ecosystem have analytics strategies in place, but how many of those are being effective?

Joining us to answer that question and to share other important findings from the study is Heather Fraser, global life sciences & healthcare lead at the IBM Institute for Business Value.

Follow Heather on Twitter @HeatherEFraser; follow IBM Institute for Business Value @IBMIBV, and the "Talking Big Data & Analytics" 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.

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.

What to expect at HIMSS

Length: 10:25
February 17, 2014

With the HIMSS conference coming up next week, Sri Shrinivasan, global industry leader of big data for healthcare and life sciences, took 10 minutes to preview some of the key topics to watch for and activities to do at the conference. Sri mentioned some leading healthcare organizations that will be talking about how they are evolving their use of data assets, deploying emerging technologies and using innovative analytics to transform healthcare and drive value for the healthcare consumer.

Visit the IBM booth #1651 at HIMSS and plan to attend a special luncheon on Tuesday, February 25, to hear clients talk about how they are using innovative approaches to big data and analytics in transforming care delivery. Follow @IBMBigDataHLS on Twitter for the latest information about IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences.

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.

Fueling the connected car

Length: 21:23
February 10, 2014

What is the "connected car"? How will we, as everyday drivers, benefit from it? How are trucking companies, fleet managers and insurance companies using the data from connected cars to save money and improve efficiency? Kimberly Madia, product marketing manager for IBM big data, explains all of that.

You can also experiment with streaming data applications, such as are used in connected cars, with this new demo dashboard and you can download IBM InfoSphere Streams Quick Start edition to try out the product.

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.

Big data is all data

Length: 16:53
January 20, 2014

Mark Myers, market segment manager for IBM Watson Explorer, says the usual "3 V's" definition of big data is too narrow. "This way of looking at the issue limits big data to a technical challenge and misses what has become the real significance of big data: finding new ways to use data to create business value. To me, that is why I think big data is all data."

Listen to him explain the thinking behind this approach and give advice on how to begin getting more value out of your data. (Hint: it's easier than you may think.)

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.

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