Innovations in analytics: Twitter chat with Seth Grimes

Product Manager, AnalyticsZone, IBM

#BigDataMgmt chat – Wednesday, February 26 – 12 p.m. EST & 5 p.m. GMT

We all are aware of it: the volume, speed and velocity with which data is being generated today has reached stratospheric heights with no signs of abating. This vast array of data influences everything from how businesses like Wal-Mart manage inventory, to how physicians and hospitals pinpoint treatment options, to the methods sports teams use to sign and release players to what drives consumers to purchase their next car or home. It is as much about harnessing the big data out there (to filter down to the most relevant warehouse of information) as it is about using analytic capabilities to find answers. Big data and analytics together are changing the way we do business and live our lives—and this is just the dawn of what's to come. That's right. Advancements in big data and analytics are an open door to green fields of innovative opportunities being exploited now.

In this #bigdatamgmt chat entitled, “Innovations in Analytics" our special guest, Seth Grimes (@sethgrimes), a leading industry analyst covering text analytics, sentiment analysis and analysis on the confluence of structured and unstructured data sources, will chat with us about some of these innovations in analytics.

In this chat you can join the discussion using the hashtag #BigDataMgmt. We certainly encourage you to contribute your perspective throughout the chat too! Here are the questions we’ll be discussing on Wednesday, February 26, 12:00 p.m. EST. 

#BigDataMgmt chat discussion questions:

  1. How do you define innovation as related to big data and analytics?
  2. What recent analytics innovations have high potential to be game-changers?
  3. How are businesses applying and commercializing these analytics innovations? 
  4. Where, and how, do organizations begin to address opportunities and what risks are involved? What about potential downsides?
  5. How about some examples of areas (business challenges) ripe for innovation responses, even for disruption?
  6. What investment is involved (in people, software, services, in-house research and development and other areas) in order to harness big data and analytics innovation?
  7. Given the past few years of big data and analytics innovation experience, where are we heading and how can organizations stay nimble?

Featured Guests


In 1997, Seth Grimes (@sethgrimesfounded Washington, DC-based, information technology strategy consultancy Alta Plana Corporation. He is also a longtime TechWeb contributor to business periodicals like InformationWeek, AllAnalytics, Internet Evolution and before then, Intelligent Enterprise. Seth created and organized the twice-yearly Sentiment Analysis Symposium and was founding chair of the Text Analytics Summit from 2005-13.

Seth continues to consult, write and speak on business intelligence, data management and analysis systems, text mining, visualization and related topics.

What is #BigDataMgmt chat?

#BigDataMgmt chat is a weekly conversation every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. ET, on Twitter. Each week we discuss a different topic around big data management.

How do you join in?

If you use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck or HootSuite, create a search column for #BigDataMgmt and then, as participants tweet with the #BigDataMgmt hashtag, those tweets will appear in your column. Or you can follow with Twubs and it automatically adds the #BigDataMgmt hashtag to your tweets.

How do you participate?

Just jump right in! Review the discussion questions posted in advance so you can prepare your thoughts and answers. When the question is posed, begin your response with A1: for question 1 and A2: for question 2, etc. This makes it easier to follow the conversation throughout the chat. No answer is wrong! We look forward to seeing you at the #BigDataMgmt water cooler hosted by @IBMbigdata.