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Seize this Moment
How can you knock down barriers to data access so you can anticipate and respond to opportunity?
   7 years ago
#ibminsightSeize this MomentHow do you leverage cloud and mobile in an Enterprise Content Management strategy?
IBM World of Watson
Q2: What are some of the data-driven challenges that Watson Analytics can address?
Marcus Hearne
Access, joining, cleaning, and deriving new info. All of this is key for analysis and WA will make it easy.
Jeff Kelly
helping researchers and clinicians find relevant insights in huge volumes of research papers and other documents
John Furrier
To me it's the real time insights from the "sea of data" - #dataocean
IBM World of Watson
Thanks Marcus - remember anyone can chime in!
Lillian Pierson, PE
A2: It helps non-programmers know, interact with, visualize & make sense of their data. It's a quick pre-modeling tool for data scientists & it helps sales and marketing users by quickly generating insights from natural language questions.
Ally Klopsch
Watson Analytics helps business users like me better understand the data relevant to our job roles.
Lindsay Malloy
Determining an outcome that may have been overlooked, determining irrelevant information, and asking the right questions to lead to a solution.
Miles Austin
A2: The term being used is "powerful analytics for everyone" so if you fit that description- sign up.
Theodore Angelus
@marcushearne From my experience, preparing data can eat up 50 percent of the time spent on an analytics project so this WatsonAnalytics can be a big time saver with all of its built in data cleansing and preparing tools.
IBM SaaS
A2: @ibminsight Taking data in multiple formats and synthesizing unique insights.
Marcus Hearne
@teddy777 Yes, exactly! And many don't even know they should prep data beyond simple duplications and formatting
David Corrigan
Finding relevant data, accessing it, and having it automatically refined all inside
Janet Powers
@furrier agree - makes it easier for companies and consumers to make better decisions
Miles Austin
A2: Anyone with a desire to improve the results of their company will benefit.
Brian Fanzo
Real-time analytics is great but the "Right" time is even more valuable.
Ian Gertler ☕️📲
As with anything, it's about providing value to users that make an impact. The aim is to #makedatawork, whether it's line of business professionals, application developers or IT.
Janet Powers
where do companies find data to analyze?
Jeff Frick
> Still don't understand how when N=Billions, it can be distilled to actionalble human comprehension
Bob Pulver
@iSocialFanz agree...I believe it would be prescriptive in its output (recommended action)
Ian Gertler ☕️📲
@iSocialFanz Yes, Brian ... real-time only matters when it's the "right time" and the right people.
Jeff Frick
@pulvereyes > And is it driving confidence levels? We had an interesting talk with Berkeley prof on POV of Mathematicians and Statisticians v Computer Scientists. One's about probabilities/confidence levels, the other more binary, 1/0
Jeff Frick
> Michael Jordan, UC Berkeley
http://watch.vinjavi...
GE #IndustrialInternet - Michael Jordan - UC Berkely
SiliconANGLE | Extracting the signal from the noise.
Jeff Kelly
retails assistant - shoppers can ask Watson-enable customer service app for info about products and services in natural language
Jeff Frick
@iSocialFanz > I like that, Right time v Real time. or "In Time" to take meaningful action.
Wyatt Urmey
I'm interested to see Watson bring the previously unknowable to the fore by synthesizing machine and social data at a scale we couldn't accomplish in the past
Wyatt Urmey
Real-time risk analysis in life and healthcare insurance, not projecting the future based on the past trend
Donald Mayfield
@JeffFrick Refer you to FUNDAMENTAL ALGORITHMS & SORTING AND SEARCHING by Knuth
Donald Mayfield
However, I hope there are more easy to read references now.
Donald Mayfield
@JeffFrick Statistician require very clean and well organized data to analyze and programmer to present the data for clients.
Donald Mayfield
@womenstoolbox Twitter, facebook and similar social network generate lots of data(tweets,posts,like,etc).
Donald Mayfield
@womenstoolbox Clinical trial data is generated by DR - patient visits
IBM World of Watson
@marcushearne @BigDataGal @teddy777 @milesaustin Q10: What kind of advanced skills does an organization need to make use of Watson Analytics?
Lillian Pierson, PE
All a user needs is a basic skill level in using something like Excel speadsheets... nothing more.
Miles Austin
A10: "The goal for IBM is to enable and encourage the use of sophisticated analytics while lowering the technical barriers," http://www.ecommerce...
IBM's Watson May Change the Face of Business Analytics
IBM on Tuesday announced Watson Analytics, a natural language-based cognitive service designed to provide businesses with instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytics tools. It runs on desktop PCs and mobile devices. Watson Analytics au...
Miles Austin
A10: By using visual storytelling and predictive analysis, the power of this service is in its ease to learn what your data has to offer.
Theodore Angelus
#WatsonAnalytics would ease the amount of technical skills and data grooming required, making predictive analytics easier to acquire and use.
Miles Austin
A10: Designed as a self-service tool, the primary skill you need is to know what you are trying to understand. Insight for the untrained might be the most impactful.
Aylee Nielsen
Do we know approximately when the Beta will be made available to those who signed up?
Theodore Angelus
#WatsonAnalytics will make data analytics and business intelligence (based on big data) more accessible to anyone in the enterprise who needs it. It can help “bottlenecking” in a big way!
Marcus Hearne
Bottom line, bring domain knowledge, be that marketing, sales, HR or even parenting (I'm going to use it against my kids grades). Watson Analytics will do the data science.
John Furrier
the culture question around open data - meaning getting access and making available data sources
Ally Klopsch
A10: None. The beauty of #WatsonAnalytics is that it automates the steps of data access and refinement, predictive analysis, and visual storytelling.
Nada MacKinney
THE key ques for #midmarket companies with fewer tech resources & lower tolerance for complexity #ibminsight
Jeff Frick
@BigDataGal > How do you define "basic excel" skills? pretty high variability there.
Callie Summers
WA is seriously transformative in enabling small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the data they possess and draw actionable insight!
Jayanta Banerjee
I believe there's no advance skill needed at all. It's analytics for everyone and you don't need to be a data scientist for using #WatsonAnalytics
Theodore Angelus
@marcushearne I agree the applications are unlimited... Helping companies (and parents) make better decisions.
Callie Summers
@JeffFrick probably "college level" - at least functions, filters, and macros would be my guess.
Ally Klopsch
@JeffFrick Well, I hesitate to go that far...but you said it. Not me!
Lillian Pierson, PE
@JeffFrick lol very true... they should know how to use pivot tables in Excel. That's pretty basic, right?
Jeff Frick
@CallieJ_Summers > Used to be amazed watching my financial analysts friends work a spread sheet, Hands never touched the mouse, and you couldn't hardly keep up with watching the cursor move.
#MadNinjaSkills
Callie Summers
@JeffFrick haha wow! User friendly is relative, but the level of intuition is surely present and the learning curve, forgiving as WA gets to know each business/person/set of data!