Data Scientists: Bridge the Cultural Divide with BI Practitioners

July 24, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
One of the myths I deflated a few blogs ago was this prevailing notion that, as I expressed then, "data scientists are just an elite bunch of precious eggheads." Well, maybe I was slightly exaggerating the myth for comic effect, but that statement, in spirit, sums up how traditional business...

Data Scientists: Run Your Mad Experiments

June 18, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Smarter business is a game of incremental improvements. It depends on your ability to produce a steady stream of innovations in your operational processes. Incremental tweaking is not usually a glamorous activity. Minute process adjustments don't usually call attention to themselves. And that's a...

Data Scientists: Illuminate Your Patterns with Pictures

June 4, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Scientific inquiry is all about finding non-obvious patterns in observational data. It's no surprise that that is also the core of data science.  This post examines that phenomenon in data science.

Data Scientists: Grow and Sustain a Center of Excellence

May 21, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Game-changing analytics applications don't spring spontaneously from bare earth. You must plant the seeds through continuing investments in applied data science and, of course, in the big data analytics platforms and tools that bring it all to fruition.

Data Scientists: How Big is Your Big Data Sandbox?

May 7, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Big data is not just about scaling your data analytics processing platforms to keep up with the onslaught of new information. Just as important, big data is about bringing together your best and brightest minds and giving them the tools they need to interactively and collaboratively explore rich...