I grew up in the Detroit area in the 1960s and 1970s, so I'm quite familiar with the wrenching dislocations caused by a manufacturing-based sector that was too stodgy and overbuilt to adapt in a pinch. Coming of age in an ancient industrial zone, you bear witness to how rapidly a smokestack economy
IBM’s Technical Consultancy Group led an academic colloquium last week on big data and analytics to collaborate with UK academics on research, teaching and technology. The break out group on applications and adoption of big data and analytics debated a number of challenges and initiatives to
Today only a small percentage of the C-suite leadership are strong advocates for the use of analytics to speed decision making and institute change (24 percent). We explore how leading organizations are leveraging executive sponsorship to developing a data driven culture, corporate-wide decision-
The two prongs of the pi-shaped marketers represent the “left brained and right brained" aspects of skill where the brand-experiential-emotional side of marketing meets the analytical-quantitative-technology side. This “modern marketer,” as Ashley Friedlein, CEO of Econsultancy, puts it, is a blend
In giving us a look at the big data market and use cases within the Middle East and Africa region, Ali reminds us of the 5000-year history behind big data, which effectively was born in Mesopotamia. In more present day scenarios, he describes “an exploratory curiosity sandbox,” which is a method he
Last Wednesday, February 26, the Big Data & Analytics Hub, which is where you're reading this post right now, and Business Analytics software at IBM ran a Twitter chat entitled, “Innovations in Analytics" with special guest, Seth Grimes (@sethgrimes). Seth is a leading industry analyst covering
Cities are temporal rhythms of patterned activity. Just as each community has a distinctive spatial footprint when viewed from space, each has an ambient footprint.
You can sense a city's ambient footprint at a coarse or a fine grain. At coarse granularity, you can sense it at night when the
Big data and analytics is creating opportunities for communications service providers (CSPs) to establish new revenue streams. With big data and analytics technology powered by IBM Watson Foundations, CSPs can resolve customer issues faster, at lower cost and identify new offerings that drive
#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
Telcos are sitting on a wealth of data with customer interaction data across various channels: call center call recordings, in-store and website visits, social media conversations and more. Customers are telling service providers what to build as new offerings, how to promote them and what
Marketing comes down to demand generation, and that requires at least a rough idea of what makes people tick. In other words, it demands at least a passing familiarity with human psychology (though most of the pop psychology that pervades marketing is laughably shallow and, more often than not,
HIMSS14 attendees are in for a treat this year; in addition to the amazing educational sessions and exhibits, visitors will have the opportunity to an exciting story about real-time analytics for research and data quality. Dr Ray Duncan, CTO for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Dr
Sean Murphy, senior scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, is this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero. This recognition program was created by IBM to acknowledge and highlight big data and analytics industry thought leaders.
How have big data and analytics impacted how