Gaining Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Big Data & Analytics

Gaining Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Big Data & Analytics

 

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Duration 60 Minutes
Speakers
Dan Vesset
Program Vice President, Business Analytics
IDC
Dan Vesset
Dan Vesset is Program Vice President of IDC's Business Analytics research. Mr. Vesset’s research and consulting is currently focused on business analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing software markets. Mr. Vesset is also the co-lead of IDC's Big Data research. He has authored numerous research publications, is a frequent speaker at business analytics conferences and seminars worldwide, contributes to IDC’s Business Analytics and Big Data blog, and tweets at @danvesset. Mr. Vesset has been published and quoted in numerous business and industry publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Computerworld, and CIO. Mr. Vesset has over 15 years experience as a user, implementer, and analyst of business intelligence software at companies such as Deloitte Consulting and State Street Bank & Trust Co. Mr. Vesset earned an MS degree in MIS and an MBA from Boston University and BS degree in Finance and Investments from Babson College.
Cindy Grossman
Vice President, STG Business Line Executive, Analytics Solutions
IBM
Cindy Grossman
Cindy Grossman is vice president for IBM’s Analytics Solutions, IBM Tucson’s Site Location Executive, and IBM’s Senior State Executive for Arizona. In this vice president role, she oversees the offering strategy, growth plays and ongoing planning and execution for enhancing the IBM Smart Analytics System for IBM clients. In this role, she aligns analytics capabilities with the key Business Analytics and Optimization initiatives across IBM. As Senior State Executive, Ms. Grossman provides leadership to ensure that site and community activities are aligned closely with IBM's strategic initiatives, and spearheads initiatives to improve workplace climate. She also works with state and local elected and appointed officials to execute key priorities of IBM's Governmental Programs department. Prior to her current assignment, Cindy was vice president for IBM’s Tape and Archive Storage Systems where she was responsible for all aspects of the tape and archive storage business within IBM including profit and loss, product portfolio investments; go to market strategy and execution and customer support. Cindy began her career at IBM in June 1980, as a Software Engineer working with IBM printer technology and has held positions in software and hardware product development and test, field support, service planning, program management for disk and tape products, cost management, and worldwide storage marketing. Cindy has been working with IBM storage solutions since 1994 in various job functions, which has allowed her to gain an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of the storage industry from different perspectives across the entire storage portfolio. Cindy has a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. Cindy has been an IBM Certified Project Manager since September 1998.
Today we are in the midst of a technology shift which is driving both growth and innovation. Data is the next natural resource – what organizations do with it is what will make the difference. Now, organizations can make more insightful decisions faster, deriving more value and innovation from their data using analytics. A data driven approach to decision-making and analytics can help an enterprise discover new opportunities and further capitalize on current initiatives but where do you start?

IDC research shows that most analytically oriented organizations are 20% more likely to be among the most competitive organizations within their industry. In this webcast, Dan Vesset, vice president of business analytics and big data research at IDC, will discuss the considerations for a successful analytics deployment, including recommendations for short and intermediate term steps to help your organization advance to higher levels of big data and analytics competency and maturity.  

To capitalize on this new era of computing and gain a competitive advantage, businesses need to mine data to derive insights that lead to quick business decisions and improved business results.  An opportunity for organizations to reshape the value they deliver, but cost, complexity and risk are standing in the way. Discover how IBMs Big Data & Analytics solutions and IBM Power Systems can help you overcome these barriers and transform the way your organization thinks, behaves and operates for better outcomes.

Attend this webinar to learn:
  • How Mobile, Social and Big Data & Analytics are transforming processes, business models and industries
  • Considerations for a successful analytics deployment 
  • IBM's approach to integrated Big Data & Analytics solutions 
  • Use case examples on how customers are gaining a competitive advantage with Big Data & Analytics and IBM Power systems 
  • New ways to leverage Big Data (DB2 BLU/Flash/Cognos/SPSS) and Why Infrastructure Matters
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