Podcasts

Big Data Questions Straight from a DBA

March 18, 2013 | 29:13
In this episode of "Talking Big Data," we turn over the microphone to one of our clients, Jean-Marc Blaise, an experience DB2 user and consultant. Like many database administrators, users and consultants, he has questions about "big data." He will pose those questions to Leon Katsnelson, IBM...

Beware These 2 Characters in Your IT Project

March 11, 2013 | 7:53
If you have ever tackled some sort of new technology, there is a very good chance you have run into one of these two guys: "This Changes Everything!" Guy or "This Will NEVER Work!" Guy. Tom Deutsch, program director for big data at IBM, has seen his share of both archetypes. He shares his thoughts...

Podcast: Closing Department Gaps - featuring Martin Dowson

March 6, 2013 | 24:56
As consumers, we’ve all been frustrated – rightfully so - when companies don’t seem to know anything about us, when we know they have the information somewhere in a corporate database. Martin Dowson is a customer experience strategist who advises major UK and international companies on how to adopt...

Anticipation - The Key to Improving the Customer Experience

February 25, 2013 | 27:57
In this insightful podcast, Mike Wittenstein, one of the world's top practicing customer experience designers, explains why organizations need to anticipate customer needs – and how they can go about doing just that.

Talking 'Big Data, Big Analytics'

February 18, 2013 | 16:22
Michele Chambers, co-author of "Big Data, Big Analytics: Emerging Business Intelligence and Analytic Trends for Today's Business," talks about the market and technology factors that make now the prime time for big data analytics.

Top 5 Big Data Use Cases

February 12, 2013 | 19:00
Conversations around big data are shifting from "what is big data?" to "what can I do with big data?" Five key use cases have emerged that hold high potential value for many organizations. Eric Sall, vice president of product marketing at IBM, describes those high-value uses for big data. For...

Backlash Against the Big Data Backlash

January 30, 2013 | 7:58
There's no shortage of hype around big data. Consequently, there has been a fair amount of backlash. Now, Tom Deutsch, program director of big data at IBM, has some backlash against that backlash! He speaks out against the people who are spouting negative misinformation - without supporting facts...

Strata Conference Session Preview: "Real-time Big Data - from Deployment to Production"

January 28, 2013 | 4:17
David Smith, noted data scientist and vice president of marketing and community at Revolution Analytics, previews a presentation he will make at the Strata Conference in February. The presentation, "Real-time Big Data - from Deployment to Production," will take place during the conference's Data-...

Outsmarting the Insurance Claims Fraudster

January 23, 2013 | 11:12
Claims fraud is a serious issue for insurance companies. Estimates are 10%-20% of claims are fraudulent. That costs the companies major money, and in turn, it causes costs to rise for consumers. Kim Minor, insurance industry marketing manager at IBM, explains how leading insurance companies are...

Rebuffing "Buyer Beware" Attitude on Data Science

January 21, 2013 | 14:13
Noted data scientist David Smith responds to recent criticism in Forbes that data science is a "buyer beware" fad.