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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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Love the podcast!!

By Timp88 - Jan 08 2020
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AL is a great host, fun and well informed. His guests are great too.

Keep it coming...great content!

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

iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
34
9
6
1
3

Love the podcast!!

By Timp88 - Jan 08 2020
Read more
AL is a great host, fun and well informed. His guests are great too.

Keep it coming...great content!

By Tririga BA - May 23 2019
Read more
Love listening - every episode is great.
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Making Data Simple

Latest release on Oct 28, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 12 days ago

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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

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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Data Driven Marketing Tactics with Aarti Cherian

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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 Aarti Cherian, Program Director for IBM's Cloud Pak for Data and Watson Data Science Marketing. Aarti discusses key marketing tactics that are currently leveraged by teams at IBM. 

Connect with Aarti

LinkedIn

Twitter

Show Notes

3:01 - Check out this article on marketing techniques for tech companies. 

14:41 - Not sure what B to B means? Find out here.

21:24 - Learn more about IBM Cloud Pak for Data here.

21:28 - Learn more about IBM Cloud Pak for Data System 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.

Feb 19 2020

28mins

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Rank #7: Advice for a Successful Career Path feat. Alyse Daghelian

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*NOTE: This episode was recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak. Any comments made in this episode on travel are no longer relevant or took place during ordered quarantines. Please stay home and be safe.*

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 this week is Alyse Daghelian, Global Vice President Cloud Expert Services at IBM. Alyse has gone through many role transitions, from starting in engineering to being the lead for global sales at IBM. She provides some insightful advice that can help you take the next step towards your career goals. Tune-in to learn more.  

Connect with Alyse

LinkedIn

Twitter

Show Notes

01:26 - You should always be looking for a new job. Click here for a Forbes article that explains why.

10:57 - Check out this article on medium that explains the impact of dehydration on the brain. 

27:49 - Learn more about the fundamental life skills that poker can tech you here

Connect with the Team

Producer Liam Seston - LinkedIn.

Producer Lana Cosic - LinkedIn.

Producer Meighann Helene - LinkedIn

Producer Kate Brown - LinkedIn.

Producer Allison Proctor - LinkedIn.

Producer Mark Simmonds - LinkedIn

Producer Michael Sestak - LinkedIn.

Host Al Martin - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Apr 08 2020

35mins

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Breakthrough Marketing Insights with Michelle Peluso

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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 Michelle Peluso, SVP of Digital Sales and Chief Marketing Officer at IBM. Michelle talks us through her passion for marketing and why she believes IBM is the best place to be for it. She shares some critical, modern-day marketing tactics that emphasize making an impact to your loyal consumers, while attracting new users. Tune-in and take part in the conversation. 

Connect with Michelle

LinkedIn

Twitter

IBM News Room

Show Notes

02:06 - Check out these critical tips on time management from Forbes

08:03 - Here is an article on storytelling trends marketing leaders should know. 

15:50 - See this article for more info on data driven marketing. 

24:07 - Check out these cyber security marketing tactics

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.

Jan 29 2020

35mins

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Rank #10: [Rebroadcast] Ep.2 - The End of Tech Companies with Rob Thomas

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In an ever-changing and growing age of data and technology, how can you turn data into better decisions for your company? How do you keep up? Is there a recipe for greatness? In this podcast, Rob Thomas, General Manager of Analytics at IBM, discusses data, tech companies and his two books, Big Data Revolution and The End of Tech Companies

"A crisis has arrived whether you know it or not." What are you doing to prepare?

Show Notes

00:30 Connect with Al Martin on Twitter (@amartin_v) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/al-martin-ku)
01:00  Connect with Rob Thomas on Twitter (@robdthomas) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/robertdthomas) and read more of his work on his blog https://www.robdthomas.com/
02:30 Big Data Revolution By Rob Thomas & Patrick McSharry, The End of Tech Companies by Rob Thomas
04:35 Find Rob Thomas' first blog post here: https://www.robdthomas.com/robdthomas//2013/02/patterns-in-big-data.html
05:30 Connect with Dr. Patrick E McSharry on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/mcsharry, his personal website mcsharry.net or Twitter @patrickmcsharry
06:20 http://www.costar.com/
14:10 Connect with Warren Buffett on Twitter (@WarrenBuffett)
14:40 Connect with Clayton Christensen on Twitter (@claychristensen) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/claytonchristensen)
24:50 Learn More about DomusKids on their website http://domuskids.org/ and connect with them on Twitter @DomusKids
26:15 Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season by Urban Meyer & Wayne Coffey
26:30 Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World's Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron

May 10 2019

27mins

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: Marketing Tactics for the Data Industry with Scott Hebner

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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 this week is Scott Hebner, VP and CMO for IBM Data and AI. This episode revolves around the marketing industry and tactics employed by those in the field. Scott walks us through his perspectives and insights.

Connect with Scott

LinkedIn

Twitter

Show Notes

03:38 - Unsure what the cloud business is all about? Take a look at IBM's complete guide here.

11:30 - Click here to learn about data silos and why they will harm your business. 

13:36 - Learn about how big data and AI work together in this article.

28:44 - Find out more about data lakes and data swamps 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.

Dec 11 2019

41mins

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Rank #20: Goals for 2020: Clearing a Path for Success with Rob Thomas

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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

On this week's episode of Making Data Simple, we are joined by Rob Thomas, who is General Manager for IBM's Data and AI team. Rob discusses his recent media features on CNN and Fox News, giving his remarks on those experiences. He also gives his predictions on the IT industries for 2020, noting upcoming challenges. We are also treated to a more personal side of Rob, as he reveals his New Year's resolutions and goals. Tune-in to find out. 

Connect with Rob

Twitter

LinkedIn

Personal Website

IBM THINK Blogs

Show Notes

05:41 - Check out this article on effective methods of time management.

12:53 - Forbes agrees, saying AI needs to be implemented the right way.

27:28 - Find out more on IBM Cloud Pak for Data here.

31:14 - Learn more about Watson Internet of Things (IoT) here.

34:58 - Read here on how Google's AI built another AI.     

42:22 - Are you also looking to run the New York Marathon? Here are some tips on how to enter.

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.

Jan 22 2020

45mins

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