Podcasts

Big data innovations in retail

May 5, 2014 | 22:12
Nearly every company wants to acquire more customers and keep them longer. Yet in some ways, that’s more challenging now than ever with so many options available to consumers. But there is also tremendous opportunity for companies that are using data and analytics in creative and innovative ways....

Flashing beer bottles and the Internet of things

April 27, 2014 | 13:43
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of BigData-Startups.com, an online resource for big data knowledge. He is a thought leader in area of big data, a frequent speaker at conferences and author of a new book titled “Think Bigger—Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business.” Mark talked with...

The world of big data analytics in bioinformatics

April 24, 2014 | 13:02
Dr. Charlie Schick, an industry consultant on the IBM big data team focusing on Healthcare & life sciences, joined us to talk about the bioinformatics industry and how pharmaceutical companies and academic research institutions are using big data analytics. He also gave a preview of key...

The Visual Organization: Interview with Phil Simon

April 16, 2014 | 12:30
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...

When search meets cognitive

April 13, 2014 | 22:50
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...

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

April 7, 2014 | 34:04
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...

Achieving trust in a digital age

April 6, 2014 | 16:25
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...

Preview of NAB Show

March 31, 2014 | 8:35
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...

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

March 26, 2014 | 17:10
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.

Watson Foundations: The story behind the big data and analytics platform

March 24, 2014 | 10:34
Beth Smith is General Manager of IBM’s Information Management Division, which includes database, data warehouse, information integration, master data management, integrated data management & governance and Big Data offerings. In this podcast, she explained Watson Foundations - IBM's big data...