Podcasts

Forming deep partnerships with the business as CDO: A two-way street

Forming deep partnerships with the business as CDO: A two-way street

January 30, 2017 | 7:33
It is important to recognize that a CDO’s relationship with the business is a two-way street. As the CDO collects information about the business, he or she must also deliver value. This mutual relationship with the business is perhaps best seen when CDOs act in their Business Optimizer mode. When...
Debugging the Spark Python API: Why is a Java Virtual Machine stack trace in my Python?

Debugging the Spark Python API: Why is a Java Virtual Machine stack trace in my Python?

January 26, 2017 | 7:38
Holden Karau is a software engineer at IBM, an active open source contributor and coauthor of Learning Spark (O'Reilly Media, February 2015) and the soon to be released High Performance Spark (O'Reilly Media, March 2017). In this podcast, Karau examines how to effectively search logs from Apache...
Feature hashing for scalable machine learning

Feature hashing for scalable machine learning

January 25, 2017 | 12:47
Nick Pentreath is a principal engineer at IBM, a member of the Apache Spark project management committee (PMC) and author of Machine Learning with Spark (Packt Publishing, December 2014). In this podcast, Pentreath covers the basics of feature hashing and how to use it for all feature types in...
Spark + Parquet in depth

Spark + Parquet in depth

January 24, 2017 | 10:30
Emily Curtin is a software engineer at The Weather Company (now IBM) working on the data engineering platform team. Robbie Strickland is vice president, engines and pipelines, IBM Watson Data Platform, at IBM. In this podcast, they give a technical overview of how Parquet works and how recent...
In the age of data: Data not Dada, part 2

In the age of data: Data not Dada, part 2

January 23, 2017 | 21:05
This podcast discusses how embracing the concept of the new killer apps involves people and roles in an organization that need to coalesce around a rational set of business goals in working with data. New teams of people are forming that are data hungry.
Finance in Focus: Client conversations at the Forum for Financial Services

Finance in Focus: Client conversations at the Forum for Financial Services

January 23, 2017 | 45:36
Listen to this podcast to learn how four IBM clients are using advanced analytics to dynamically segment clients by their behaviors, anticipate life and financial events, foresee client attrition, identify product opportunities and deliver tailored news and alerts. Jim Marous moderates the...
Governance versus innovation: Why this matchup may not be the right battle

Governance versus innovation: Why this matchup may not be the right battle

January 17, 2017 | 9:13
Recognizing the level of integration and governance provided and how it needs to be tailored to suit various stakeholders inside and outside of the organization is vital. Some need the ability to explore raw data; others wish to take analytical discovery into their own hands. Still others may...
In the age of data: Killer data, part 1

In the age of data: Killer data, part 1

January 16, 2017 | 20:11
Large companies that want to prevent being outflanked by more agile, smaller firms can adopt a new organizational and strategic lifestyle. Listen to a general discussion of Chunka Mui’s book, The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups (Cornerloft Press, December 2013) in...
Finance in Focus: Rethinking insurance with cognitive approaches, part 2

Finance in Focus: Rethinking insurance with cognitive approaches, part 2

January 12, 2017 | 27:48
Applying cognitive technologies that understand, reason, learn and interact can improve the way insurers do business. Hear IBM insurance experts Christian Bieck and Noel Garry discuss how insurers that are outperforming competitors are transforming their business, based on information from the...
Finance in Focus: Cognitive technology for Financial Advisors

Finance in Focus: Cognitive technology for Financial Advisors

January 6, 2017 | 17:49
How can a new generation of wealth management advisors enhance their offerings with advanced technology? Hear wealth management experts Alex Baghdjian, April Rudin and Bill Sullivan discuss cognitive technology for financial advisors that can automate mundane tasks and help them deliver enhanced...