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Rob Thomas
General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM

Rob Thomas is the General Manager of IBM Data and AI and a thought leading speaker and author. His latest book, "Big Data Revolution," presents inside stories that demonstrate the power and potential of big data within the business realm. 

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A breakthrough in GDPR compliant data analytics

A breakthrough in GDPR data analytics

Keeping analytics useful in a GDPR-driven world

February 11, 2019 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM
The European Union recently implemented its General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR). This new regulation has created a challenge for many organizations in terms of how to maintain compliance with the new data protection and privacy laws while continuing to use data for analytics.
Teaming on Data: IBM and Hortonworks broaden relationship

Teaming on data: IBM and Hortonworks broaden relationship

June 18, 2018 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM
Data is driving business. And as volumes climb with no end in sight, companies have a decision to make: harness and extract insight from that data, or watch your competitors do it as they pass you by.
Want to Compete?  Master the Data Renaissance

Want to compete? Master the data renaissance

June 28, 2017 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM
If you joined us or tuned in for IBM’s Fast Track Your Data broadcast from Munich last week, you heard us talk about the history of cars – a most appropriate location for the discussion. But it wasn’t until Henry Ford and the assembly line over twenty years later that the automobile was advanced...
How the IBM and Lightbend collaboration will light up the cognitive enterprise

How the IBM and Lightbend collaboration will light up the cognitive enterprise

June 28, 2017 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM
One of the hallmarks of the cognitive era of business is that companies can can be positioned to unlock insights from unprecedented volumes of data. Advancements in cognitive computing and artificial intelligence (AI) might hold the most significant opportunity where companies can win with data-...
IBM and Hortonworks: Accelerating data-driven decision making

IBM and Hortonworks: Accelerating data-driven decision making

June 13, 2017 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM
Many of today’s top business performers successfully leverage a discipline – data science. Machine learning is one major way to apply data science and with machine learning, the more data we feed in, the better it performs. However, much of the world’s value data cannot be found on the Internet. It...
Ready for Data to Change Your World? Join Us in Munich.

Ready for data to change your world? Join us in Munich.

June 6, 2017 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM
We’re living through the third great revolution in modern business. First came economies of scale, which we harnessed with the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, and the creation of global markets. Second was network effects, seen most obviously in the rise of the Internet and the Web. Third...
Preparing your career for the data science revolution

Preparing your career for the data science revolution

October 1, 2015 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM
The data science revolution is bringing a shift in the direction of the cloud—and with it a sea change in the roles of IT professionals. Discover how focusing on data science can help you keep your career afloat in a changing business environment.

How everyone can become a data scientist

February 20, 2015 | by Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI, IBM
IBM announces a set of tools, technology and processes to bring data science to the masses.