Welcome to Public Sector Watch at IBM Insight 2015, where we debate data and analytics issues affecting government, education and healthcare. The Watch is in Las Vegas this week for the premiere data and analytics conference, IBM Insight 2015. Topics discussed include the similarities between
The wealth of knowledge flowing through the IBM Insight conference is phenomenal! Many of the insights could be found in side conversations, while walking through the halls or even within the questions asked during sessions. As I traversed hallways and sessions I captured some of these moments.
To kickstart my Insight 2015 experience, I chatted with several insight economy thought leaders to learn more about the insights that are helping them reinvent their industries. Read on for your own look through the eyes of some of the thought leaders attending this week’s conference.
This week’s guest, Matthew Porcelli, meteorologist and sales engineer for the IBM and The Weather Company strategic alliance, chats with Dr. Gary Nestler, an IBM global solutions leader for emergency management. Topics to be discussed include the IBM/TWC strategic alliance, the incorporation of
This week’s guest, Nitesh Chawla, professor at the University of Notre Dame and founder of Aunalytics, chats with Rob Dolan, an IBM subject-matter expert who supports the Government sector. Topics to be discussed include personalized education, big data utilization and the future of education.
Even model students aren’t immune to the pressures of higher education. With many of them burning out and dropping out, analytics can compile data to help academic institutions identify students who may be most at risk of leaving school.
Significant dropout rates in education need to be addressed, and cognitive learning and analytics may be the key to the solution. See what Jen has to say about personalizing the learning experience for each student in today’s data-centric world.
Thanks to big data and analytics, the public sector has made great strides in a short time. See for yourself how much progress has been accomplished, and find out how you can take advantage of these advances.
Data analytics can help keep kids in class and in line for graduation.Unfortunately, the problems in the U.S. education system are more widely discussed than any successes. However, there are indeed successes, including strides made to improve student retention at multiple levels. U.S. students are
As more industries take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), higher education risks being left behind. However, integrating educational institutions and processes into the IoT offers new learning opportunities for students and more efficient management methods for school administrators.
Ever-observant Jen Q. marks National Cybersecurity month by questioning why more isn’t being done to thwart cyber attacks by cyber criminals and why the hackers seem to have free reign with private networks. Analytics and intelligence may lead to the answers she’s looking for.
The recent release of the 2016 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News has Jen wondering if such rankings, and the institutions of higher learning themselves, should capitalize on analytics to understand the impact of the drop-out rate. Can analysis of real-time data help colleges and universities