Podcasts

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.

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.

The physical-digital convergence of retail

Length: 09:51
January 9, 2014

We just came out of the biggest retail season of the year. Holiday sales were reportedly softer than expected. Is this an indication that future retail growth will come from digital channels? Swanie Tolentino, Retail Solutions Leader at IBM, explains why she thinks digital growth will actually help physical retail stores through what she calls "the Physical-Digital Convergence." 

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.

Studies cited in this podcast:
[1]   Source: Internet Retailer.com 10.1.013 – Most Internet Retail Activity Done on Smartphones and Tablets
[2]   Source: 13 Alarming stats about retail in digital.. Digiday.com ref Mobile Commerce Daily

Quick Start programs to get you up and running with big data

Length: 13:49
January 8, 2014

Hadoop for the Enterprise: Quick. Easy. Free. Get your hands on IBM’s enterprise-grade features to start experimenting with Hadoop today. InfoSphere BigInsights combines the power of Hadoop with enterprise-grade features including visualization & exploration, advanced analytics, and security & administration. InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition, the latest edition to the InfoSphere BigInsights family, is a free, downloadable, non-production version.

Download InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start at www.ibm.com/infosphere/quickstart

InfoSphere Streams is an advanced computing platform that can quickly ingest, analyze and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of real-time sources. Because it can handle high throughput rates, InfoSphere Streams can analyze millions of events per second, enabling sub-millisecond response times and instant decision-making. Now you can get your hands on this technology with InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition, a free, downloadable, non-production version.

Download InfoSphere Streams Quick Start at www.ibm.com/infosphere/streams-quickstart

Foretelling 2014 trends in big data, Hadoop, data science & more

Length: 18:05
January 5, 2014

What's in store for big data, analytics and data science in 2014? Big data evangelist James Kobielus walks us through what he sees shaping up in those areas, plus cognitive computing, machine learning, Hadoop, NoSQL and more.

Listen here or read the blog post that spurred this podcast.

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 happened to big data vertical applications?

Length: 9:35
December 30, 2013

In early 2013, one popular prediction was that vertical applications would rule the big data marketplace this year. Tom Deutsch took exception to that prediction in an article titled "Big Data’s Future: Bigger Than Just Vertical Applications" (read it at http://bit.ly/1hlXM5N ) So? Who was right? The person who made the original prediction or Deutsch, who said it was bunk?

We brought Deutsch back onto the show to hold him accountable and to look back on how the vertical applications market played out in 2013.

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.

Where the magic happens: predictive analytics in media and entertainment

Length: 23:27
December 15, 2013

Some companies in the media and entertainment industry are monitoring social media and integrating social data with other data to form elaborate predictive analytics models. Graeme Noseworthy (Twitter: @graemeknows) describes how they are doing this and what they've learned along the way, including some surprises, that has helped them fine-tune their marketing and promotional plans.

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 Analytics and Visualization - with Bernard Marr

Length: 20:58
December 2, 2013

Bernard Marr is founder and CEO of the UK-based Advanced Performance Institute (www.ap-institute.com) , which is one of the world’s leading research and advisory organizations on organizational performance. He has authored several best-selling business books as well as hundreds of top analyst reports and articles on enterprise performance. Bernard joined us recently to talk about big data analytics and the "datafication" of the world. Listen as he gives advice on how to form a big data analytics strategy and what to look for in a data scientist.
 
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.

Highlights of research study "Analytics: A blueprint to value"

Length: 18:03
November 18, 2013

In late October 2013, the acclaimed IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) released a new study titled “Analytics: A blueprint for value.” This study is the result of months of survey research conducted with some 900 business and IT leaders around the world. As the title “a blueprint for value” suggests, the goal of this research series has been to dig deeply into which organizations are getting the most out of their analytic investments and how they are doing it.

Rebecca Shockley, Global Research Leader for Analytics at IBV, describes the key findings of the study, which you can download from ibm.co/9levers

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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