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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

52 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
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 May 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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. 

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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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 100th Episode Special: Uncovering a Mad Scientist feat. John Cohn - Part 1

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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

Welcome to season 4 of Making Data Simple! We are starting this year with a bang, as it also marks our 100th episode anniversary! For this special podcast, we have invited on John Cohn as our guest. John is an IBM Fellow, engineer, maker-advocate, and commonly known as the "mad scientist". He is best known for his appearance on the Discovery Channel show, The Colony. John discusses his experience on the show, his career with IBM thus far, along with plans for the future. Stay tuned for part 2 coming next week.

Connect with John

LinkedIn

Passion//Project Article

Twitter

Show Notes

5:40 - Watch The Colony here.

27:08 - Learn more about Burning Man 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.

Jan 08 2020

36mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: Data Analysis for Pandemics feat. Emmanuel Letouzé

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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 Emmanuel Letouzé, PhD, Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance. Emmanuel comes from an extensive academic background, specializing in subjects such as data science, political science, economics and demography. He speaks about key takeaways he's had from his research, applying the knowledge to new projects and issues, including the recent pandemic of COVID-19. 

Connect with Emmanuel

LinkedIn

Datapopalliance.org

Twitter

Art

Manu Cartoons Twitter

Show Notes

03:37 - Get some answers to your questions on social distancing in this NYTimes article here.

16:19 - Learn more on demography here.

20:31 - AI can now make predictions on demography on only knowing your name. Find out more 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.

Mar 18 2020

36mins

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Rank #18: [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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 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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