Many businesses are exploring the competitive advantages that data gives their customer experience and their bottom line. Menka Uttamchandani, VP of business intelligence at Denihan Hospitality Group and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “once we understand attitudes, we can
Big Data & Analytics Heroes
Michael NorthSenior Director of Broadcast Planning and Scheduling, National Football League (NFL)
<p>Michael North, senior director of broadcast planning and scheduling for the National Football League (NFL) and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, asks the all important question: "How do you…find that one grain of sand?” North
At IBM Insight, we have sessions specifically geared to the media and entertainment industry—your industry. But, we don't want you to just come and listen to us talk about audience analytics and demand forecasting. We want you to switch hats so we can listen to you.
Hackers claimed to have released a list of five million Gmail usernames and passwords this past Thursday, resulting in coverage of yet another high profile data breach in the news. Who was responsible for the leak: Google or its users? What does this incident teach us about the public view on
Throughout the year, I’ve been participating in a series of day-long “Art of the Possible” sessions with clients that run the gamut of media and entertainment. I’ve met with cable companies, broadcast TV providers, movie studios, sports networks and beyond. These sessions are intense, provocative
Michael North, senior director of broadcast planning and scheduling for the National Football League (NFL), has a tough job: assembling the best, most exciting schedule for the complete NFL season that satisfies the requirements of the teams, the broadcasters and fans. It's truly a big data
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude
When data floods companies in such volume as recent years have seen, it can be difficult to know if big data is reliable data. This “data uncertainty” poses a problem for any company hoping to take advantage of their information’s potential. How can companies ensure that their data meets the
Think it, try it and build it with IBM Bluemix, a cloud-based developer sandbox for big data and data management services. Bluemix makes agile mobile and web app development with best of breed capabilities a reality.
Working journalists are locked into a never-ending race against time. Not only are reporters always up against deadlines, but they are constantly scrambling to make sure they break the news before the competition. As more people turn to online news sources (including, but not limited to traditional
Insight 2014, formerly Information On Demand, will bring more than 13,000 business and IT professionals together to exchange ideas and share experiences around harnessing the data coming from all directions in real time. Industry pundits, peers and thought leaders will connect the dots between big
There are complex challenges that a data scientist might face in statistically modeling real-time decision-support scenarios in fast-moving athletic competitions. Each sport needs to be modeled on its own terms. A within-game decision-support predictive model for one sport cannot be applied
The recent controversy over the ethics of Facebook's attempts to influence moods through tweaks to its newsfeed algorithms is overblown. Essentially, Facebook data scientists conducted one of many real-world experiments that are standard operating procedure with them and with most online businesses
Video content analytics tools are humanity's unblinking eyes, capable of continuously filtering the world's media streams at scale. Video content analytics algorithms can parse the fine details within and between successive frames of specific streams, supporting pattern recognition, gesture
Big data and analytics is sweeping the UK market and promises to bring exciting solutions that are enabling organizations to stay ahead while customers and citizens continue to evolve in the new data-driven environment.