It must be big data's fault

May 16, 2014 | 11:14
Some people mistakenly blame big data for failures in their results. If the outcome is bad, it must be big data’s fault, right? Wrong!

Real-time analytics in the cloud

May 12, 2014 | 17:31
Cloud computing is gaining momentum, and for good reason. Some people consider it for overall IT cost savings, others are drawn to the promise of reduced capital expense and other people are looking to solve pressing IT issues. Kimberly Madia, product marketing manager for IBM big data, joined us...

Making data scientists smile

May 8, 2014 | 25:12
Sri Viswanath is a master inventor in IBM Big Data & Analytics Open Technologies. He is deeply interested in the renaissance taking place in analytics, building on top of emergence of big data and the development of technology to make it applicable in a wide variety of spaces. Sri joined us...

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...