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Hosted by Al Martin, IBM VP of Data and A.I. Development, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts.

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Hosted by Al Martin, IBM VP of Data and A.I. Development, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts.

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THE Absolute Bomb

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My wife is wanting to move... and when I say move, I'm talking about an hour away from the office that I head to regularly. You know the only reason that I'm semi-okay with doing this? More time for Making Data Simple. Al you are the MAN!

Keep it coming...great content!

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Love listening - every episode is great.

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
8
5
1
2

THE Absolute Bomb

By SamAzide - Jul 14 2019
Read more
My wife is wanting to move... and when I say move, I'm talking about an hour away from the office that I head to regularly. You know the only reason that I'm semi-okay with doing this? More time for Making Data Simple. Al you are the MAN!

Keep it coming...great content!

By Tririga BA - May 23 2019
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Love listening - every episode is great.

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Making Data Simple

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Hosted by Al Martin, IBM VP of Data and A.I. Development, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts.

Clarifying Decision Optimization and Analytics with Carlvin Paris

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Abstract

Our guest for this week is Carlvin Paris, IBM North America Data Science & AI Sales Leader. Host Al Martin helps curate the conversation towards decision optimization and analytics, while Carlvin offers his insight to the state of the data science industry. Tune in for a technical, yet approachable discussion.

Connect with Carlvin

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Show Notes

05:37 - Take a look at this article which aims to explain the journey of a data scientist.

08:33 - Learn more about descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics here.

26:00 - Check out the IBM DTE site and YouTube channel to increase your knowledge of other Data and A.I. concepts.

26:30 - Take a look at Informs website through this link

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Oct 23 2019

33mins

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[Rebroadcast] Ep.1 - The Big Data Problem with Daniel Hernandez

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In this first episode of Making Data Simple, host Al Martin welcomes Daniel Hernandez, Vice President of IBM Analytics Offering Management, who helps us navigate "the big data problem" and shares why he doesn't like the term "big data."

Show Notes:

01:30 Connect with Al Martin on Twitter (@amartin_v) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/al-martin-ku)
04:30 Connect with Daniel Hernandez on Twitter (@danhernandezATX) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/danielghernandez)
06:15 NPS = Net Promoter Score (http://www.medallia.com/net-promoter-score/)
08:40 The four Vs of Big Data (http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/infographic/four-vs-big-data)
17:30 Accidental Empires written by Robert X. Cringely (1996), Dealers of Lightening: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age, written by Michael A Hiltzik (2000)

May 03 2019

26mins

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Making Data Simple: Start-ups with Simon Lightstone

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Interested in learning what it takes to operate a start-up? On this episode of Making Data Simple, host Al Martin sits down with Simon Lightstone, IBM offering manager, to discuss what it took to get his startup off the ground. Simon offers tips to those facing a similar experience and describes how the decision to pursue a dream ultimately affected his career.

Sep 19 2018

52mins

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Building the Data Products that People Need - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 9]

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This week, host Al Martin goes deep with Madhu Kochar and Hemanth Manda, two leaders of product development from the IBM Data and AI team. They discuss the future foundations of digital business -- in particular, the coming age of multicloud and how organizations will contend with data and workloads on cloud systems that span geographies, vendors, and diverse rules for governance. The conversation turns to the need for a data platform that can foster AI initiatives across these diverse environments.
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Shownotes:

00:00 - Check us out on YouTube and SoundCloud.

00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn & Twitter. 

00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn & Twitter. 

00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn. 

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn & Twitter. 

00:40 - Connect with Hemanth Manda on LinkedIn.

00:45 - Connect with Madhu Kochar on LinkedIn.

05:48 – What is Multicloud?

11:38 – Dig into ICP for Data.

18:30 - Learn more about Open API.

32:55 - Check out Stratechery By Ben Thompson.



Mar 06 2019

34mins

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Creating Custom Data Frameworks, with Greg Bonnette - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 20]

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This week host Al Martin welcomes Greg Bonnette, who is Vice President of Data & Analytics Strategy at Ironside. He comes on the show to discuss more in depth about his role engaging with clients, striving to find appropriate business solutions to their data problems. Discover typical industry issues and hear how Greg overcomes, in this week's episode.

Check us out on: - YouTube - Apple Podcasts - Google Play Music - Spotify - TuneIn - Stitcher

Show Notes

00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter.   
00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.   
00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.
00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.
00:40 - Connect with Greg on LinkedIn and Twitter.
04:25 – What is Ironside?
21:27 - Learn about Watson Machine Learning and A.I. Modelling.
41:39 - Learn about Daniel Kahneman and his book, Thinking Fast or Slow.

May 22 2019

47mins

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Understanding Apache Spark with Jean-Georges Perrin - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 16]

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Al Martin is joined this week by guest Jean-Georges Perrin, Director of Engineering at weexperience. Together, they discuss — and compare — Apache Spark and Hadoop, and explain what it means to hold the title of IBM Champion.

Show Notes
Check us out on:

- YouTube

- Apple Podcasts

- Google Play Music

- Spotify

- TuneIn

- Stitcher

00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter

02:07 - Connect with Jean-Georges Perrin on LinkedIn and Twitter, and check out his website.

13:14 - Check out Jean-Georges' book on Apache Spark.

24:38 - What does it mean to be an IBM Champion?

Apr 24 2019

29mins

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Data Science in the Trenches, with Jorge Castanon [Season 3 - Episode 23]

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 This week's guest is Jorge Castanon, a Sr. Data Scientist for Watson Studio at IBM. Host Al Martin and Jorge discuss some typical data problems currently plaguing the industry, and how Watson Studio makes dealing with those problems that much easier. Get ready for an in-depth, technical conversation with two industry experts.
Show Note

00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:41 - Connect with Jorge Castanon on LinkedIn and Twitter

05:42 - Check out the machine learning hub here.

09:53 - Unsure what customer churn is? Find out in this article.

20:00 - AI is not magic. Read an article discussion the topic here.

24:34 - Learn about SPSS Modeler here.

35:46 - Check out coursera here.

Jun 12 2019

41mins

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Data and Tech in 2018: A Year in Review with Seth Dobrin - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 1]

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Seth Dobrin is back to kick off season 3 and reflect on data and tech in 2018. Seth Dobrin, vice president and Chief Data Officer of IBM Analytics, gives insight to leading the data science elite team, and he details the steps and strategies required to be successful in the field. Host Al Martin and Seth also make some data science predictions for 2019, letting you know what you should be looking out for in the year ahead.

Shownotes:

 00:00 - Check us out on YouTube and SoundCloud.

 00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.

 00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 00:55 – Connect with Seth Dobrin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 02:00 – Seth Dobrin’s first podcast from January 2018.

 03:30 - What is data science?

04:25 - Seth Dobrin’s Blog: Don’t let data science become a scam.

10:55 - IBM Data Science Elite Team: Kickstart, build andaccelerate

31:55 - What is AI?

37:58 - What are data pipelines?

41:55 - What is Blockchain?

Jan 09 2019

44mins

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Making Data Simple: Inside Machine Learning

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On this week's Making Data Simple Podcast, we are joined by Steve Moore, IBM senior content designer and story strategist, along with Aishwarya Srinivasan, IBM data scientist and deep learning researcher. Aishwarya discusses what it means to be a unicorn in an industry and why it is useful to pair textbook learning from schooling with hands-on industry experience. Aishwarya, Steve, and Al explore how to use reinforcement learning to make better data decisions.

Sep 26 2018

27mins

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Database Methods and the Finance Industry - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 4]

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 Michael Willette, assistant vice president and technical fellow at USAA, comes on Making Data Simple to discuss database methods in the finance industry. Michael has an extensive, technical background as an architect and senior programmer. He shares his journey, current view on the market, emerging technologies, and more. Listen to gain some key industry insight.  959982
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Shownotes

00:00 - Check us out on YouTube and SoundCloud!

00:10 - Connect with producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:15 - Connect with producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:20 - Connect with producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn 

00:25 - Connect with host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter

01:00 - Connect with guest Michael Willette on LinkedIn

02:25 - What is user architecture

03:32 - The HiPPO principle

08:42 - Learn more about USAA.

13:20 - The benefits of USAA.

29:39 - What is IBM Global Elite?

32:15 - The importance of listening to your clients.

Jan 30 2019

38mins

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Making Data Simple - Internal data science for the enterprise, with Tracy Bolot

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This week, host Al Martin chats with Tracy Bolot, VP of enterprise management at IBM. Together, they discuss how people are at the core of companies -- not technology -- as well as details of the product development pipeline.


Check us out on:

- Apple Podcasts

- Google Play Music

- Spotify

- TuneIn

- Stitcher


Show notes: 

00:05 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:10 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:15 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.

00:20 - Connect with Producer Lana Cosic on linkedIn.

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

01:26 - Connect with Tracy Bolot on LinkedIn and Twitter

03:22 - Check out Tracy's past episodes and others on The Big Data Hub.

06:41 - Here's an article which offers more to Tracy's point on people vs. the technology.

18:23 - Not sure what product development is? Learn more about it here

Aug 07 2019

31mins

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The Current State of Data and AI in the Enterprise with Seth Dobrin

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Seth Dobrin is back for his third episode on Making Data Simple. Seth talks us through the current innovations IBM is working on and shares his advice for leading teams and motivating efforts. Seth also tells it like it is on the state of AI. How close is business to actually running AI? Seth weighs in.

Connect with Seth Dobrin

LinkedIn

Show Notes

04:05 - Learn more about the Chief Data Officer (CDO) position here.

06:49 - Find out more about the Data Science Elite team here.

13:41 - Here are 7 tips to growing your talent pipeline. 

20:14 - Check out this article on the current state of AI

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Producer Rachit Sharma - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sep 11 2019

30mins

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Clips from our Top 5 Podcasts of 2018 - Making Data Simple [Replay]

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Host Al Martin looks back on his top 5 favourite clips from episodes published in 2018. These conversations range from explaining the importance of data visualization, to discussing the differences between A.I. and deep learning. Thanks to all of our listeners for an incredible 2018, and prepare yourself for Season 3 of the Making Data Simple podcast!

Show Notes

00:00 - Check us out on YouTube and SoundCloud

00:10 - Connect with producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

00:15 - Connect with producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:24 - Connect with host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

00:55 - Listen to the full conversation with Lisa Seacat DeLuca here.

05:45 - Listen to the full conversation with John Thomas here.

09:59 - Listen to the full conversation with Jillian Lellis here.  

13:39 - Listen to the full conversation with Adam Storm here.

18:36 - Listen to the full conversation with Jean Francois Puget here.

Jan 02 2019

25mins

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Data In The Real World with Janine Sneed - Part 1 - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 12]

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In part 1 of a part 2 series, host Al Martin peels the onion with Janine Sneed. Bold, energetic, passionate, and results-driven, Janine serves in two distinct roles at IBM: Chief Digital Officer and VP of Customer Success for IBM Data and AI. This week, Janine and Al look at product management, customer success, and digital transformation.

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Shownotes: 

00:00 - Check us out on YouTube and SoundCloud.

00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:40 - Connect with Janine Sneed on LinkedIn and Twitter.

03:03 - Product Management.

06:25 - Customer Success.

09:20 - Digital Transformation.

27:38 - Customer Journey Maps.

Mar 27 2019

29mins

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The 2 Secrets to Business Success, with Rob Thomas - Part 2 - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 11]

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In part 2 of this two-part series, host Al Martin welcomes back Rob Thomas, GM of IBM Data and AI. The conversation ranges across the latest trends in enterprise analytics, how to tell the truth from the hype, and Rob’s own strategies for staying current, connected, and engaged in this fast-changing space.
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Show Notes

00:00 - Missed part 1? Catch up with the conversation here.

00:05 - Check us out on YouTube and SoundCloud

00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter

00:52 - Connect with Rob Thomas on LinkedIn and Twitter.

01:02 - Check out Rob's article on Watson Anywhere here.

 02:03 - There is now proof that quantum computing can now boost machine learning! Read more here.

05:17 - Your team needs a compass, not a map.

10:00 - Warren Buffet and Mark Cuban agree, reading is like compound interest.

14:24 - Check out Wooden on Leadership here.

14:35 - Check out Mindset here

Mar 20 2019

32mins

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[Rebroadcast] Machine Learning for Dummies

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The authors of Machine Learning for Dummies – Judith Hurwitz, and Daniel Kirsch — are here to help you.

In this episode, Judith, Daniel and Al discuss the state of machine learning today, how to use it to advance your business as well as discoveries they made while writing their book. Learn how small and large businesses alike can find insights from data to enhance relationships with customers. We’ll also share where you can get a copy of Machine Learning for Dummies at no cost.

Show notes

01.00 Connect with Al Martin on Twitter and LinkedIn.

01.10 Connect with Kate Nichols on Twitter and LinkedIn.

01.15 Connect with Fatima Sirhindi on Twitter and LinkedIn.

02.00 Learn more about Hurwitz & Associates.

02.10 Connect with Judith Hurwitz on Twitter, LinkedIn and find her blog here.

03.20 Connect with Daniel Kirsch on Twitter and  Hurwitz & Associates

04.00 Read Machine Learning for Dummiesby Judith Hurwitz and Daniel Kirsch.

04.40 Learn what neural nets are here.

04.50 Learn more about Arthur Samuel here.

05.00 Learn more about how Deep Blue beat the world chess champion.

15.39 Learn more about Apache Hadoop

17.30 Learn more about IBM Watson.

26.50 Find Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics by Judith Hurwitz, Marcia Kaufman and Adrian Bowles.

27.45 FindEverybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.

Aug 16 2019

29mins

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Exploring Marketing Insights with Jayson Gehri

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In this episode of Making Data Simple, our guest is Jayson Gehri, Marketing Director for the IBM Hybrid Data Management portfolio. Host Al Martin turns to Jayson to provide marketing insights, specifically regarding the technology sector. Together, they cut through the jargon and explain some of the most important marketing concepts that you should be considering.

Connect with Jayson Gehri

LinkedIn

Show Notes

02:52 - Check out this article offering their thoughts on the state of Data and AI. 

04:57 - Get a sneak peak on what the new Tesla truck may look like, thanks to these renderings

14:26 - Here's a profile on Edward Bernays.

18:55 - Here are 8 Keys to a Strong Marketing Strategy.

21:16 - Learn more about the Maldives here.

Connect with the Team

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Rachit Sharma - LinkedIn

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn.

Content Manager Eric Hausken - LinkedIn.

Sep 04 2019

29mins

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AI Tools and Runtimes with Shadi Copty [Season 3 - Episode 24]

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 This week host Al Martin invites Shadi Copty, who is the Executive Director for AI Tools & Runtimes at IBM. In this episode he talks about automation, tools and multiple IBM AI technologies.

Check us out on:

- YouTube

- Apple Podcasts

- Google Play Music

- Spotify

- TuneIn

- Stitcher

Show notes: 

00:00 - Check out "Making Data Simple" on YouTube and SoundCloud.

00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:40 - Connect with Shadi Copty on LinkedIn.

04:20 What is Data Science?

08:00 What is Watson Studio?

21:45 What is OpenScale?

Jun 19 2019

42mins

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Data Meets Design with David Townsend - [Season 3 - Episode 27]

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On this episode of Making Data Simple, host Al Martin chats with David Townsend, the head of design for IBM Data and AI. Before IBM, David was working as the design director, brand components and user experience for General Motors. His areas of design include multi-cloud, machine learning, AI, data visualization and augmented reality. Listen to learn about IBM design thinking and more.

Check us out on:

- YouTube

- Apple Podcasts

- Google Play Music

- Spotify

- TuneIn

- Stitcher

Show notes: 

00:00 - Check out Making Data Simple on YouTube and SoundCloud.

00:05 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:10 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:15 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.

00:20 - Connect with Producer Lana Cosic on LinkedIn.

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:40 - Connect with David Townsend on LinkedIn.

06:35 - What is ICP for Data?

18:10 - What is Offering Management (OM)?

34:30 - What is Design Thinking?

Jul 17 2019

45mins

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What's Next in the World of Data & Analytics - Making Data Simple [Replay]

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Happy holidays from the Making Data Simple team! Enjoy a rebroadcast of a conversation with Seth Dobrin, Vice President and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics, as he and Al explore the strategies and people your company needs to disrupt and succeed in the year ahead. Do you or your team members need new credentials to work in data? Seth also discusses what you need in your toolkit to be a data scientist at IBM.

Show Notes

00.30 Connect with Al Martin on Twitter and LinkedIn.

01.00 Connect with Seth Dobrin on Twitter and LinkedIn.

01.40 Read "What IBM looks for in a Data Scientist" by Seth Dobrin and Jean-Francois Puget.

06.00 Learn more about GDPR

13.00 Learn more about master data management.

13.05 Learn more about unified governance and integration

13.25 Learn more about machine learning

14.00 Connect and learn more about Ginni Rometty. 

14.40 Learn more about cognitive computing.

19.35 Connect with Rob Thomas on Twitter and LinkedIn.

21.00 Connect with Jean-Francois Puget on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Follow @IBMAnalytics

Dec 26 2018

28mins

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The Importance of Cloud Computing with Adam Kocoloski

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Abstract

This week on Making Data Simple, our guest is Adam Kocoloski, VP & CTO of Cloud Databases and IBM Fellow. Adam shares his insight of current trends in the cloud and database markets, while host Al Martin gives insight on how to raise 3 daughters! Tune in for a high level, yet candid discussion.

Connect with Adam

LinkedIn

Twitter

IBM Fellow

FoundationDB

Show Notes

05:50 - Check out this article on the importance of good communication.

09:59 - Read PCMag.com's definition of cloud computing here.

18:54 - Check out the different cloud database offerings from IBM. 

27:00 - Here are some tips to becoming a more effective learner

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Producer Mark Simmonds - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Dec 04 2019

37mins

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Defining Watson with Beth Smith

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Abstract

This week on Making Data Simple, our guest is Beth Smith, IBM General Manager for Watson AI. Host Al Martin and Beth tackle a question they are often asked - what is Watson? Together, they define the product and the brand, and what it means for IBM. 

Connect with Beth

LinkedIn

Twitter

IBM Blogs

Show Notes

03:00 - Discover the Watson family of products by IBM.

03:09 - Check out this video by MIT Technology Review, showing some context to the inaugural Jeopardy! game debut.  

08:28 - This article investigates the emergence of the AI era.

22:35 - Check out this article explaining why the customer experience matters.

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Producer Mark Simmonds - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Nov 27 2019

40mins

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The Evolution of the Database Industry with Art Kagel and Lester Knutsen

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Abstract

In this episode of Making Data Simple, we are joined with two very established members of the Informix user community. Art Kagel, President and Principal Consultant at ASK Database Management, and Lester Knutsen, President and Principal Database Consultant at Advanced DataTools Corporation. Together with host Al Martin, they touch on the state of the database and technology industry, sharing their wisdom of how far we have actually come. Tune in for a high-level discussion immersed in the world of data. 

Connect with Art

LinkedIn

Twitter

Connect with Lester

LinkedIn

Twitter

Show Notes

03:38 - Here are the best diving sites in Indonesia, according to divezone.net.

20:15 - Check out this Globe News Wire article, predicting future growth for the enterprise data industry.

28:05 - Not sure what a five nines system is? Find out here.

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Producer Mark Simmonds - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Nov 20 2019

47mins

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The State of Design and A.I. with Adam Cutler and Milena Pribić

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Abstract

This week, we are joined by Adam Cutler, IBM Distinguished Designer, and Milena Pribić, IBM Advisory Designer. Adam and Milena offer their perspectives on the growing need for improved design, inherent bias found in AI models, and the importance of considering the humanities in future projects. All this and more in this episode of Making Data Simple.

Connect with Adam

LinkedIn

Twitter

Connect with Milena

LinkedIn

Twitter

Show Notes

07:55 - Find out more about the ethics of AI here.

11:55 - Learn the differences between a maker, designer, and engineer in this article.

33:43 - Bias in AI will only increase in the coming years. This article discusses how we will fight it.

38:23 - This article looks at the pros and cons of both open and closed concept offices.

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Nov 13 2019

43mins

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Finding New A.I. Use Cases with Paul Zikopoulos

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Abstract

This week, Paul Zikopolous, IBM VP Big Data Cognitive Systems, makes a highly anticipated return to Making Data Simple. Paul gives an update to what he's been working on, including his A.I. tracking app which saw an interesting use case at a recent Luke Bryan concert. We are also given some insight to the state of data and the rest of the industry. Host Al Martin then finishes things off by discussing what it means to lead a team, and tips for growing your career. 

Connect with Paul

LinkedIn 

Twitter

IBM Blogs

Show Notes

02:43 - Learn about the technology Paul employed to make his detection app here.

07:02 - Read more about Watson Anywhere here

20:20 - Check out Auto AI here.

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Nov 06 2019

39mins

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Optimizing Sports using A.I. with Joe Pavitt

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Abstract

This week on Making Data Simple, our guest is Joe Pavitt, master inventor and emerging technology specialist at IBM. Joe comes from a diverse background of playing various sports at a high-level, while pursuing studies in engineering and technology. Tune in to discover how Joe's role allows him to be at the intersection of these 2 seemingly opposed industries.

Connect with Joe

LinkedIn

Show Notes

05:29 - Check out this article on the effects of alcohol on athletic performance

07:00 - IBM has spent the last 25 years at the top spot for patents created.  

12:29 - Watch this video to learn more about what Joe is doing with Leatherhead F.C.

25:56 - Learn more about the Blender project and animation on their website.  

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Oct 30 2019

30mins

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Clarifying Decision Optimization and Analytics with Carlvin Paris

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

Abstract

Our guest for this week is Carlvin Paris, IBM North America Data Science & AI Sales Leader. Host Al Martin helps curate the conversation towards decision optimization and analytics, while Carlvin offers his insight to the state of the data science industry. Tune in for a technical, yet approachable discussion.

Connect with Carlvin

LinkedIn

Show Notes

05:37 - Take a look at this article which aims to explain the journey of a data scientist.

08:33 - Learn more about descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics here.

26:00 - Check out the IBM DTE site and YouTube channel to increase your knowledge of other Data and A.I. concepts.

26:30 - Take a look at Informs website through this link

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Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Oct 23 2019

33mins

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Reforming Design Leadership with Arin Bhowmick

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Abstract

This week on Making Data Simple, our guest is Arin Bhowmick, vice president and Chief Design Officer for IBM Cloud, Data and AI. Host Al Martin strikes up a conversation on what defines good design, why user experience is critical to product development, along with tips for good leadership and company culture. Tune in for a high-value discussion.

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Show Notes

04:17 - Check out this medium article on the importance of design. 

09:07 - Click here to look at IBM's page for design thinking. 

24:35 - Learn more on Human-Computer interaction here.

27:14 - Is A.I. scary? Read how Watson answered this question here.

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Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Oct 16 2019

35mins

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What it Takes to Drive Transformation with Bill Higgins

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Abstract

Bill Higgins, IBM Distinguished Engineer joins us for this episode of Making Data Simple. Host Al Martin gets all the details from Bill regarding transformation. What is needed to deliver transformation that scales? How difficult is it to do at a company as large as IBM? Tune in to find out and more. 

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Show Notes

04:22 - Here are some more tips on driving successful transformation.

11:14 - Check out this story from another IBM Distinguished Engineer.

15:38 - Learn more about Peter Norvig from his site here.

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Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Oct 09 2019

24mins

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Improving Technical Engagement with Debra Jenson

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AbstractThis week, our guest is Debra Jenson, director of digital technical engagement for IBM Hybrid Cloud. Host Al Martin and Debra discuss churn rates, client retention, buying methods and more. How do you acquire and keep clients in such a competitive market? Get all the details in this episode ofMaking Data Simple.
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Show Notes06:54 - Checkout this article on the role of the user experience in product development. 11:51 - Try before you buy is reshaping how we purchase products.20:38 - Checkout IBM's demos hereConnect with the TeamProducer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn. Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Oct 02 2019

30mins

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The Power of the Mainframe with Namik Hrle

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On this episode of Making Data Simple, we are joined by esteemed IBM Fellow, Namik Hrle. Host Al Martin taps into Namik’s passion for engineering and technology. Their conversation covers the IBM Z mainframe platform, as well as what Namik predicts to be the next big trend in the industry. You’ll also hear about the more artistic side to Namik: his love for music and film. Get ready for another wide-ranging yet engaging discussion. 

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Show Notes

01:07 - Unsure what it means to be an IBM Fellow? Find out here.

08:12 - Learn more about IBM Z here.

20:32 - Check out this article on the new z15 IBM mainframe.

37:12 - Here are 31 Fun Facts about Oktoberfest

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Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sep 25 2019

43mins

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Discovering New Talent in Tech

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This week, IBM new hires Analeeze Mendonsa and Brittny Lapierre join host Al Martin on the podcast to discuss the careers they’re starting at IBM. The conversation ranges from outlining some of the exciting projects they’re working on, to which Canadian University is best, to what you should be considering for your bucket list. Listen in for a wide-ranging and fun discussion.

Connect with our Guests

Brittny Lapierre - LinkedIn | Website

Analeeze Mendonsa - LinkedIn

Paul Zikopolous - LinkedIn

Show Notes

04:15 - Check out the Watson Jeopardy match here

12:15 - Learn more about Ericsson here.

17:44 - Find out the latest statistics behind women in computer science here.  

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Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sep 18 2019

30mins

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The Current State of Data and AI in the Enterprise with Seth Dobrin

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Seth Dobrin is back for his third episode on Making Data Simple. Seth talks us through the current innovations IBM is working on and shares his advice for leading teams and motivating efforts. Seth also tells it like it is on the state of AI. How close is business to actually running AI? Seth weighs in.

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Show Notes

04:05 - Learn more about the Chief Data Officer (CDO) position here.

06:49 - Find out more about the Data Science Elite team here.

13:41 - Here are 7 tips to growing your talent pipeline. 

20:14 - Check out this article on the current state of AI

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Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Producer Rachit Sharma - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sep 11 2019

30mins

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Exploring Marketing Insights with Jayson Gehri

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In this episode of Making Data Simple, our guest is Jayson Gehri, Marketing Director for the IBM Hybrid Data Management portfolio. Host Al Martin turns to Jayson to provide marketing insights, specifically regarding the technology sector. Together, they cut through the jargon and explain some of the most important marketing concepts that you should be considering.

Connect with Jayson Gehri

LinkedIn

Show Notes

02:52 - Check out this article offering their thoughts on the state of Data and AI. 

04:57 - Get a sneak peak on what the new Tesla truck may look like, thanks to these renderings

14:26 - Here's a profile on Edward Bernays.

18:55 - Here are 8 Keys to a Strong Marketing Strategy.

21:16 - Learn more about the Maldives here.

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Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Rachit Sharma - LinkedIn

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn.

Content Manager Eric Hausken - LinkedIn.

Sep 04 2019

29mins

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The Intern Episode

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Want to be featured as a guest on Making Data Simple? Reach out to us at [almartintalksdata@gmail.com] and tell us why you should be next. 

This week is something a bit different. Host Al Martin brings on two of IBM's Db2 Content Design interns, who also happen to be Making Data Simple producers. Liam Seston and Rachit Sharma explain what happens behind the scenes of the podcast, along with what IBM is all about through the eyes of an intern.

Show Notes

01:25 - Click here to learn more about the role of an Information Developer.

02:16 - Check out these 10 benfits of being an intern.

03:23 - These are the podcasts Liam listens to: 

04:08 - These are the podcasts Rachit listens to: 

04:36 - These are the podcasts Al listens to:

14:35 - Check out this article on 4 Ways a Film Degree Will Help You In Any Career.

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Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Producer and guest Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer and guest Rachit Sharma - LinkedIn

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Aug 28 2019

32mins

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Trains, Planes, and AI, with Kent Collins

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This week, host Al Martin chats with Kent Collins, the solutions architect at BNSF Railway Inc. Al just did a panel with Kent in June at IDUG North America 2019, one of the premiere Db2 conferences. They talk about evolving technology, professional roles, and business opportunities -- and Kent shares his expertise on how to use statistics.
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- Google Play Music

- Spotify

- TuneIn

- Stitcher

Show Notes

01:25 - Connect with Kent Collins on LinkedIn.

11:45 - What is Edge Computing?

44:05 - Blog: Enterprise Db2

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Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Producer Rachit Sharma - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Aug 21 2019

1hr 4mins

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[Rebroadcast] Machine Learning for Dummies

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The authors of Machine Learning for Dummies – Judith Hurwitz, and Daniel Kirsch — are here to help you.

In this episode, Judith, Daniel and Al discuss the state of machine learning today, how to use it to advance your business as well as discoveries they made while writing their book. Learn how small and large businesses alike can find insights from data to enhance relationships with customers. We’ll also share where you can get a copy of Machine Learning for Dummies at no cost.

Show notes

01.00 Connect with Al Martin on Twitter and LinkedIn.

01.10 Connect with Kate Nichols on Twitter and LinkedIn.

01.15 Connect with Fatima Sirhindi on Twitter and LinkedIn.

02.00 Learn more about Hurwitz & Associates.

02.10 Connect with Judith Hurwitz on Twitter, LinkedIn and find her blog here.

03.20 Connect with Daniel Kirsch on Twitter and  Hurwitz & Associates

04.00 Read Machine Learning for Dummiesby Judith Hurwitz and Daniel Kirsch.

04.40 Learn what neural nets are here.

04.50 Learn more about Arthur Samuel here.

05.00 Learn more about how Deep Blue beat the world chess champion.

15.39 Learn more about Apache Hadoop

17.30 Learn more about IBM Watson.

26.50 Find Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics by Judith Hurwitz, Marcia Kaufman and Adrian Bowles.

27.45 FindEverybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.

Aug 16 2019

29mins

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Human Evolution and AI, with Jennifer Sukis

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This week’s guest on the Making Data Simple podcast is Jennifer Sukis, design principal for AI and machine learning at IBM. Jennifer shares her philosophies and ideas on what constitutes as great design, specifically for applications in AI. Be sure to listen to the end, where host Al Martin poses questions for Jennifer to share about her crucial career decisions as well as advice for young women considering a similar path.

Show Notes

01:25 - Connect with Jennifer Sukis on LinkedIn and Twitter

05:49 - Check out this infographic on the The Present and Future of AI in Design.

14:24 - Watch Simon Sinek's TED Talk on the Why, When, How here.

26:23 - Click here to read why transparency matters. 

32:04 - Listen to Jennifer's podcast AI Zen with Andrew and Jen.

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Producer Steve Moore - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Producer Rachit Sharma - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Aug 14 2019

42mins

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Making Data Simple - Internal data science for the enterprise, with Tracy Bolot

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This week, host Al Martin chats with Tracy Bolot, VP of enterprise management at IBM. Together, they discuss how people are at the core of companies -- not technology -- as well as details of the product development pipeline.


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- Google Play Music

- Spotify

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Show notes: 

00:05 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:10 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:15 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.

00:20 - Connect with Producer Lana Cosic on linkedIn.

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

01:26 - Connect with Tracy Bolot on LinkedIn and Twitter

03:22 - Check out Tracy's past episodes and others on The Big Data Hub.

06:41 - Here's an article which offers more to Tracy's point on people vs. the technology.

18:23 - Not sure what product development is? Learn more about it here

Aug 07 2019

31mins

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Thinking and Writing about AI with Tom Taulli - [Season 3 - Episode 28]

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 This week, host Al Martin chats with Tom Taulli. Tom is a blogger, investor, and an advisor to startups. He frequently writes about AI for Forbes. He is also an author of several books, including How to Create the Next Facebook: Seeing Your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO and The Complete M&A Handbook.

Check us out on:

- YouTube

- Apple Podcasts

- Google Play Music

- Spotify

- TuneIn

- Stitcher

Show notes: 

00:05 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:10 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:15 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn.

00:20 - Connect with Producer Lana Cosic on linkedIn.

00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

00:30 - Connect with Tom Taulli on LinkedIn and Twitter.

45:00 - Visit Tom's Website

46:00 - Preorder Book: Artificial Intelligence Basics

Jul 31 2019

48mins

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