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4
Nov
Insights from IBM Insight 2014

Insights from IBM Insight 2014: 10 things you need to know

As we wrap up yet another exciting year at IBM Insight 2014, here are my top 10 things you need to know from all the keynotes, announcements, demonstrations and client stories.

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24
Oct
IBM IOD 2 from day 2

IBM IOD: 2 from Day 2

Two sessions at IBM IOD captured my interest today – one because it highlighted some new offerings that are super-sexy, and the other because I was presenting it!

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23
Oct
IBM IOD The key note from the key note

IBM IOD: The key note from the keynote

The IBM Information on Demand event kicked off this morning with inspiring stories in to what customers are achieving today and a taste of the technological innovations of tomorrow.   We were encouraged to “Think BIG”, inspired by Conoco Philips’ use of satellite analytics to track and predict movement of icebergs, to Premier Inc. using healthcare analytics to better understand the cause of infections contracted in hospital in order to predict, prevent and save lives.

But there were three key notes that stood out from the keynote that I just had to share.

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16
Oct
The Solution they want to keep Secret

The Solution they want to keep Secret

I love sharing stories about success that my customers have achieved over the years through the use of business analytics technology.  But there’s one solution I can’t talk about, because everyone that uses it wants to keep it a secret….from their competitors.

Shhh!  You didn’t hear this from me.

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12
Sep
Business Analytics Design Outcomes Not Solutions

Business Analytics: Design Outcomes, Not Solutions

The title “Solution Architect” is one I’ve carried proudly for some time.  After listening to a TED presentation on the way to work this morning, I’m thinking of changing it to “Outcome Architect”.  I don’t design solutions, I design outcomes.  And here’s why.

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14
Aug
Evolution of Innovation

The Evolution of IBM Innovation

At the end of an amazing week in Germany spent welcoming our new Business Analytics Solution Architects to the family, I couldn’t help but reminisce about the rich and successful history of IBMers before them.  So when I found myself sitting in the club lounge at Frankfurt airport waiting for my flight, I opened up the IBM family album and took a trip down memory lane.

The centennial celebration last year produced a wealth of information about the innovations in IBM‘s 100 year history.  But it was the old TV commercials that had me in hysterics – much to the amusement of my fellow loungers.

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7
Aug
Marking the Mystery Customer with Entity Analytics

Marking the Mystery Customer with Entity Analytics

Today, I had to drop into my local post office to send a parcel.  Waiting in line I couldn’t help but notice the array of seemingly random items in front of me.  Footballs, mini hammers, DVDs, children’s books – not exactly mail-related items.

It got me thinking – we talk about retailers using analytics to target customers with campaigns and offers they are most likely to accept.  But what if you don’t know who your customer is?

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2
Aug
Top 10 Reasons to Register for IBM IOD 2012

10 Reasons to Register for IBM IOD 2012

If you’re still wondering whether to join us in Las Vegas for this year’s premier IBM event – Information On Demand – here’s my top 10 reasons you should register today:

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19
Jul
IBM Watson off to medical school

IBM Watson: All grown up and off to medical school

Children learn through play.  I see it everyday with my own kids – something as simple as a jigsaw puzzle teaches them problem solving skills and hand-eye coordination.

Watson, is IBM‘s baby.  Through playing Jeopardy, he learned how to understand nuances in language, search through the depths of his knowledge and deliver a single, concise answer.  And now that he’s all grown up, he’s off to medical school!

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16
Jul
Why Information about Assets is your greatest Asset

Why information about assets is your greatest asset

When a company’s viability is determined largely by its investment in physical assets, information about the asset is an asset in itself.

Today, information is captured throughout the life of an asset and its individual components – it’s how we use this information to make more informed decisions that can improve service levels and generate greater profits.

There are four key activities required to sweat an asset.

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