Big Data Education

When search meets cognitive

Length: 22:50
April 13, 2014

In this podcast, Mark Myers (@MarkMyers360) explains the differences between typical google-type search and what a cognitive computing system like IBM Watson does. Mark gives several examples from everyday life that help illustrate how the two systems work separately and how they complement one another. To learn about Watson Foundations, visit ibm.co/watson-foundations.

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.

Hosting the podcast is David Pittman, @TheSocialPitt

Achieving trust in a digital age

Length: 16:25
April 6, 2014

In a recent article published on Information Age, Richard Lee said there is much discussion these days about data privacy and security, but precious little about trust. He expressed concern: "Trust is hard to achieve, easy to lose and almost impossible to regain."

Richard joined us to discuss how business leaders and technologists can go about developing trust in their applications and throughout their organizations.

Richard Lee is a management consultant with IMECS, LLC. For more than 30 years, he 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 and data governance. He’s active on Twitter (@InfoMgmtExec), and he’s also an IBM Champion for Information Management.

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.

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.

Pushing the frontiers: CFO insights from the global C-suite study

Length: 18:25
March 10, 2014

Since 2003, the IBM Institute for Business Value has conducted more than 23,000 interviews around the world with people representing all roles of the C Suite, including chief officers in finance, marketing, IT and of course, chief executive officers. A newly published report titled “Pushing the frontiers: CFO insights from the global C-Suite study,” draws input from nearly 4,200 of these top officers representing more than 20 industries. This study zeroes in on input from the chief financial officers. Spencer Lin, associate partner on the IBM Global Business Services® team, describes the key findings from the study. You can download the written study here

The science and progress of visual analytics: Interview with Kirk Borne

Length: 20:11
February 20, 2014

"A picture is worth 4 kilobytes," says Kirk Borne, Ph.D., (@kirkdborne), in this podcast about data visualization and big data, or as he prefers to call it, “visual analytics.” Kirk is a data scientist, a top big data influencer and a professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University. He explains what he means by visual analytics and describes where so many data scientists fail in communicating their findings. He also talks about how he sees the field of study developing.

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.

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.

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.

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