Archives For May 2013

My year on the IBM Champion Roller Coaster has started to pick up speed. I have been supporting the Big Data marketing teams with several activities recently. The two most visible are;

Big Data Bytes – May 31

May 31, 2013 2:00 PM ET

Big Data Bytes is a weekly videochat where we look at some of the hot articles, blog posts, and social chatter about topics related to big data. For Friday, May 31, our guests will be Richard Lee (@InfoMgmtExec) and Tom Deutsch (@thomasdeutsch). Richard has been a Management Consultant for more than 30 years and speaks at conferences around the world on key business issues related to Enterprise Information Management & Data Governance. Tom is big data program director at IBM and co-author of the popular books Understanding Big Data and Harness the Power of Big Data.

What the video chat LIVE on

Follow and join in on Twitter using hashtag #BigDataBytes

I am looking forward to my chat with Tom Deutsch tomorrow (Friday)


IBM Big Data Hub (a Google+ Forum/Hangout)

I have a conversation with on the topic of “Operations Analysis”

  • Christy Maver IBM Big Data Product Marketing Manager

If you have time check these out and let me know what you think.

Stay tuned for my next installment where I write about my First 30-days as an IBM Champion

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I have early registered for IOD and am very much looking forward to meeting and interacting with all of  the other IBM Champions over the course of the event. IOD has become the Mecca for “All things InfoSphere” and this year will not be a disappointment. Hope to see all of you there this November.

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Come hear SRP’s (Salt River Project) story at the upcoming DGIQ Conference in San Diego

Late last week I learned that I have been selected as a 2013 IBM Information Management Champion (in addition to my current role of being a “Social Media Influencer”). It is a high honor for me to represent such a great program and to join an esteemed group of peers. Each of us brings a unique perspective to the disciplines of Information Management, Analytics & Information Governance which we use to help extol the benefits of the InfoSphere portfolio to our clients and colleagues. I very much look forward to strongly participating in the program and will be speaking at a number of events in the coming months in my capacity as a Champion as well as working on a daily basis to help bring insights and capabilities to clients working with various elements of the InfoSphere portfolio. I promise to use my Blog to highlight interesting Case Studies and Anecdotes over the coming year. Stay Tuned!

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