Innovation and being at the cutting edge of technology excites me. Today we’re at the cusp of a myriad of business breakthroughs as more and more organizations fully embrace big data and explore the opportunities it presents to make a difference in business, in healthcare in retail and in our way of life. In a recent article with IBM Data Magazine I looked at IBM’s Big Data and Analytics Heroes. The men and women who are charting new courses with big data and analytics. They are in the trenches making big data work within their organizations. They are on the speaker circuits educating their peers and colleagues on big data. And they are sharing the promise and possibilities of big data and analytics initiatives.
By spotlighting these leading-edge big data and analytics practitioners, IBM is lifting the cloak off of big data and unveiling the opportunities for other organizations to be inspired by seeing their peers making tremendous strides. Each week a Big Data & Analytics Hero will be highlighted and honored at the IBM Big Data Hub site, and featured in a Big Data & Analytics Heroes gallery. Heroes also have an opportunity to share their journey with IBM Data magazine readers.
This program challenges the status quo and seeks to expand the mere 6 percent of organizations championing big data and analytics to the numerous other organizations that want to embrace big data and analytics for a competitive advantage. To understand some of their story, these big data and analytics heroes will share how big data and analytics have impacted their business, changed the way they do their jobs today, and can enhance the world in 5 to 10 years.