Podcasts

Data scientists: Hire an individual or team?

February 13, 2014 | 14:05
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.”

Fueling the connected car

February 10, 2014 | 21:23
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...

6 trends in big data and analytics

February 3, 2014 | 12:54
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. 

Conquering culture clash: A new methodology for big data success

January 27, 2014 | 13:26
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.

Big data is all data

January 20, 2014 | 16:53
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...

The physical-digital convergence of retail

January 9, 2014 | 09:51
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...

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

January 8, 2014 | 13:49
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...

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

January 5, 2014 | 18:05
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...

What happened to big data vertical applications?

December 30, 2013 | 9:35
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?...

Where the magic happens: predictive analytics in media and entertainment

December 15, 2013 | 23:27
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...