The San Mateo IBM Innovation Center is hosting a four hour seminar on Business Anlytics at our Foster City offices on May 25. This event is an introduction to IBM business partners, developers and academics who have heard about business analytics and who are interested in starting to use it.
Register on this link We will start off with a high-level view of IBM's Watson and the technoologies that underly Watson, such as MapReduce, Hadoop, and Apache UIMA in some detail, and then describe examples of successful IBM applications of Business Analytics, such as http://euresist.org/, Sequoia Hospital here in Silicon Valley, and others. We will then devote the second half of the seminar to an walkthru of Cognos/SPSS and iLog and show some best practice architectures among others in the Healthcare space. An IBM business partner will also be present with a demo of how they use Cognos and we will also have one of our ILOG experts present who will discuss some interesting uses of ILOG. We will round it off by suggesting how they should start learning more about BA, maybe to teach it, and how they can download and use the IBM product set. We are not going to focus on the computer science aspects of BA. Instead the goal is to give the audience enough of an overview of BA to see if it is something for them and to point them in the right direction to get started. The goal is to give practical real-life examples of how Business Analytics is used to solve today's business problems. This is the first in a series of seminars and hands-on workshops on Business Analytics to be held at the San Mateo Innovation Center this year.