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Brought to you by IBM, Big Data & Analytics Hub podcasts provide the latest thinking on big data, analytics and their implications for the enterprise from a range of experts spanning multiple industries.

Brought to you by IBM, Big Data & Analytics Hub podcasts provide the latest thinking on big data, analytics and their implications for the enterprise from a range of experts spanning multiple industries.
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Brought to you by IBM, Big Data & Analytics Hub podcasts provide the latest thinking on big data, analytics and their implications for the enterprise from a range of experts spanning multiple industries.




Making Data Simple: No more pie charts

This week, Al Martin welcomes Jillian Lellis, senior data analyst at HOLT CAT, to the Making Data Simple podcast. Jill explores the significance of data visualization and the impact of visualizations on decision-making. Learn why visualization tools are increasing in importance as the volume of data we need to do our jobs expands almost indefinitely. Jill shares some examples of visualization in action and her thoughts on what's coming next in this exciting field.


Making Data Simple: Latest projects and discoveries from Tanmay Bakshi

Back by popular demand, Tanmay Bakshi returns to the Making Data Simple podcast to update our listeners on his groundbreaking work applying AI and machine learning to the healthcare industry. From exploring EEG patterns to enable people to communicate without speech to predicting adverse reactions to medication using advanced data techniques, Tanmay shares the latest news from these projects and others. Tanmay also discusses IBM's Call for Code and explores his latest research interests,...


Deepen and expand business insights through Streaming Analytics

Real-time data analytics is becoming a more important tool for businesses seeking to maximize productivity and establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing landscape of evolving business practices today.


Making Data Simple: Digital transformation for the data industry

What does it mean to "go digital?" This week on the Making Data Simple Podcast, Thomas Hronis, worldwide digital technical enablement manager, IBM Hybrid Data Management, talks about digital transformation and experimentation with technology. He shares how IBM has radically changed some business processes and how we will continue to evolve. Learn how to deliver results and value to your customers with a focus on digital.


Making Data Simple: Data Decoded & Making Data Simple

Two of the the most popular IBM podcasts collide in this special episode of Making Data Simple. Host Al Martin interviews William McKnight, president at McKnight Consulting Group and host of the Data Decoded podcast. Al and William discuss the pros and cons of big business versus consulting, trends in the data industry, and, of course, what it is like to host a podcast.


Making Data Simple: IBM Cloud Private for Data

This week on the Making Data Simple podcast, Sriram Srinivasan – architect and senior technical staff member for IBM Data Science Experience – discusses how to build and nurture trusted analytics to better your business. Sriram also shares insights on IBM Cloud Private for Data.


Making Data Simple: Watson and Health Science with Dr. Kyu Rhee

Are you getting enough sleep? On this week's episode of Making Data Simple, Dr. Kyu Rhee, vice president and Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health, joins us to talk about how machine learning, AI, and Watson are advancing healthcare initiatives. Learn how far the health industry has advanced, what the future holds for data and healthcare and Dr. Rhee's tips about sleep and AI.


Making Data Simple: Decision Optimization and Prescriptive Analytics

On this week's episode of Making Data Simple, Susara van den Heever, Data Science Program Director, IBM Analytics, sits down with us to give insights on practices that improve business efficiency and effectiveness. Learn the differences between predictive and prescriptive analytics, and how to leverage both to solve your business problems.


Data Decoded Podcast E6: 2068

How will technology and society change in the next 50 years? On our last podcast, we discussed how technology has evolved in the last 50 years. On our latest episode we look forward to the next 50 years. 2068 may seem far away. But futurists like Rajeev Saxena, IBM Watson amd Cloud Platform Program Director and author of Pinto Has an Idea, have predictions about the technological innovations of 2068.


E23: Making Data Simple: Portfolio Simplification with Dinesh Nirmal

This week on the Making Data Simple Podcast, Dinesh Nirmal, Vice President, IBM Analytics Development, joins us to discuss AI. He discusses how companies can ladder to AI, if AI is really a threat to our jobs, and the qualities that define a great leader. Learn the key stages of product development and how you can more effectively lead your team.


Making Data Simple: An interview with Ember Crooks

In this episode of Making Data Simple, Ember Crooks, Db2 Lead DBA and Delivery Manager at Xtivia, IBM Champion and IBM Gold Consultant, sits down to talk about her experience in the data science field. She shares her industry expertise, career goals, and tips for those looking to venture into the world of data science.


Making Data Simple: Team dynamics and happy meter

Whether you are a start-up or a large corporation, you need to engage your team to drive engagement and business results. Katharine Kearnan, senior communication manager, IBM Analytics, and Alexa Youssefian, communications and social media specialist, IBM Analytics, join us this week to discuss team engagement and a new tool IBM has created called Happy Meter.


Making Data Simple: Hacking Growth with Sean Ellis and Nancy Hensley

Back by popular demand in this week's episode is Nancy Hensley, Director of Offering Management for IBM Hybrid Cloud. Nancy is joined by Sean Ellis, CEO and founder of, who coined the term growth hacking several years ago. Sean and Nancy share ways to find the Northstar metric for your business to rapidly attract clients and expand the impact of your products in the market. Sean provides his unique perspective and experience with growth hacking and his step-by-step...


Making Data Simple: Social media and digital communications

Are you too late to join the social media game? How can you leverage social media to connect and engage with your clients? This week on Making Data Simple, we talk to our podcast producers Kate Nichols, Manager of Content Experience & Design for IBM Hybrid Data Management, and Fatima Sirhindi, Social Strategy and Communications for IBM Hybrid Data Management, to talk about the importance of a social presence, how to separate personal and professional profiles, and the differences between...


Making Data Simple: Hit a home run using AI & machine learning

How do baseball scouts use machine learning and AI to predict player performance? Ari Kaplan, Principal at Aginity, and David Kearns, Offering Manager, IBM Analytics Ecosystem, join us to talk about the recent merge of and IBM. They also discuss how baseball decisions are made using analytics, AI, machine learning, Hadoop, and much more. Discover how the world's best players come together to create winning teams, and how these principles apply off the field in the world of business.


Making Data Simple: Why content matters

Do you view technical content as a strategic part of your business? On this week's episode of "Making Data Simple," we are joined by Julia Montarbo (Bamford), IBM Hybrid Cloud Content Design and Strategy, and Jeff Levitt, IBM Hybrid Cloud Content Strategist. They talk about the strategy behind technical content creation and delivery, and the big impact it has on the customer experience. Learn how and why IBM is changing our approach to this important area of our business.


Making Data Simple: Inside Machine Learning with John J Thomas and Steve Moore

On this week's episode, John J Thomas, Distinguished Engineer and Director for IBM Analytics, and Steve Moore, Senior Content Designer and Story Strategist, join us to talk about data science and how your business can best weave the skills of a data scientist into their decisions. Learn how to create seamless customer service experiences and how to help clients set priorities and expectation for upcoming projects. Listen in as Al and Steve ask John the hard questions on how to make your...


Data Decoded Podcast E4: Facebook & Data Privacy

With the passing of the General Data Protection Regulation on May 25 and the recent controversy of Facebook/Cambridge Analytica, data privacy and governance are more important than ever. Richard Hogg, IBM Global GDPR Evangelist, discusses on IBM's internal journey to GDPR compliance and the risks of not taking data privacy seriously.


Making Data Simple: A look into Hybrid Data Management

On this episode of Making Data Simple, we change gears as our guest Daniel (Danny) Hernandez, VP Analytics Offering Management, interviews host, Albert V Martin, VP of Hybrid Platform Development and Client Success. Learn how to create a long-lasting relationship with clients, the difference between good support and excellent support and what the IBM Global Elite program is all about. Al discusses the importance of passion in work and how to make your business decisions based on the needs...


Expert advice on data science: the rules of the game

What happens when you gather experts in a room, give them a few questions to get them started, then let them go? You get an informative, spirited discussion like this one.