Data Scientists: Grow and Sustain a Big Data Center of Excellence
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  James Kobielus   James G Kobielus
Big Data Evangelist


Wednesday, May 1, 2013
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Level:  Intermediate

Game-changing analytics applications don't spring spontaneously from bare earth. You must plant the seeds through continuing investments in applied data science and, of course, in the big data analytics platforms and tools that bring it all to fruition. But you'll be tilling infertile soil if you don't invest in sustaining a data science center of excellence (CoE) within your company.

In this presentation, IBM Big Data Evangelist James Kobielus will:

  • Discuss what it takes to establish a CoE that foster data-science best practices in support of big data;
  • Provide depth on such key data science CoE objectives and programs as multi-disciplinary cross-training, quant/suit alignment, and business analyst skills enhancement; and
  • Outline the potential use of CoEs in cross-disciplinary team building, recruitment, and proof-of-concept demonstration.

James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM's big data evangelist. He spearheads IBM's thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and next best action technologies. He works with IBM's product management and marketing teams in Big Data.

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