Connect 2017 – Opening General Session (Part 2)

Best-effort live notes from the session.  Synthesis/take-aways to follow. Ed Brill History of bringing community together over past several decades.  Glad to be back part of it. [Buzzword Bingo card shared] Refreshed and streamlined our portfolio, and laid foundation for Watson Work. Today’s tools can’t handle the constant influx of information.  They add to theContinue reading “Connect 2017 – Opening General Session (Part 2)”

Connect 2017 – Opening General Session (Part 1)

Best-effort live notes from the session.  Synthesis/take-aways to follow. Connect 2017 Opening General Session – Part I Cognitive interactive musical opening (featuring lifetime IBM Collaboration Champions – Theo Heselmans, Gab Davis, Julien Robichaux) We’re here in the heart of San Francisco, heart of tech world.  Always about the people in this very room.  Coming together,Continue reading “Connect 2017 – Opening General Session (Part 1)”

Get ready for the big game: NFL stats now available in Watson Analytics

If two days is still too long for you to wait for the Super Bowl (or maybe you’re already working on next year’s fantasy draft), we’ve got good news for you.  You can find all kinds of statistics from this year’s NFL season available in the online Watson Analytics system for whatever kind of analysis you wantContinue reading “Get ready for the big game: NFL stats now available in Watson Analytics”

Two new commercials: IBM Watson Analytics and IBM and Twitter

IBM recently started airing two new commercials focused on IBM’s analytics capabilities.  The first highlights the way that the new IBM Watson Analytics can help you make sense of your data and find new opportunities.  The second highlights an example of how organizations can take advantage of the IBM and Twitter partnership to learn more about customers and applyContinue reading “Two new commercials: IBM Watson Analytics and IBM and Twitter”

Go Inside Watson Analytics (Live Video Chat)

If you’d like to learn more about Watson Analytics, head on over here at 12pm ET on December 4th for a live video chat with big data experts to learn more about what led to its development and how it’s being used in the real world.Go Inside Watson AnalyticsDecember 4, 2014 | 12:00PM ET Are you ready toContinue reading “Go Inside Watson Analytics (Live Video Chat)”

Recap: Insight 2014 Day 3 General Session

I found the Day 3 general session of Insight 2014 to be quite interesting for a number of reasons.  Captain Richard Phillip’s first-hand account of his ordeal and rescue was fascinating, and Kevin Spacey’s keynote was one of the more inspiring messages at a conference like this.  On the business side, the challenges faced byContinue reading “Recap: Insight 2014 Day 3 General Session”

When it comes to analytics, are you a spectator or a front runner?

Last week IBM’s Institute for Business Value released their latest analytics study.  The important takeaway this time around:  The need for speed. In 2014, several significant shifts occurred in the realm of big data – shifts business executives cannot afford to ignore. The most significant change: Velocity is now the value driver for big data.Enter theContinue reading “When it comes to analytics, are you a spectator or a front runner?”

Recap: Insight 2014 Day 2 General Session

There were some great demos in today’s Insight general session (and this technology is always better in live demos than pre-recorded ones, isn’t it?  I’ve included the rough time stamps should you want to fast forward the replay once available to just see the demos.)  There was also a lot shared about how Watson technologyContinue reading “Recap: Insight 2014 Day 2 General Session”

Recap: Insight 2014 Day 1 General Session

I’m following the Insight Conference from home this year, but am going to still keep up with recaps of the general sessions, as I have done in past years.  If you want to do the same, head on over to InsightGO for access to the live stream and more. Insight 2014 Day 1 General Session:  Seize ThisContinue reading “Recap: Insight 2014 Day 1 General Session”

Putting analytics into the hands of decision makers

As far as analytics has come in recent years, there are still challenges around making sure that the data and analysis gets into the hands of the people who need it most in a timely and easy to understand fashion. At the IBM Vision conference today, IBM made announcements that will bring us one step closer toContinue reading “Putting analytics into the hands of decision makers”