Making Data Simple

Making Data Simple
Hosted by Al Martin, IBM VP of Data and A.I. Development, Making Data Simple provides the latest thinking on big data, A.I., and the implications for the enterprise from a range of experts.

Marketing Tactics for the Data Industry with Scott Hebner
Dec 11 • 41 min
This episode revolves around the marketing industry and tactics employed by those in the field.
The Importance of Cloud Computing with Adam Kocoloski
Dec 4 • 37 min
This week on Making Data Simple, our guest is Adam Kocoloski, VP & CTO of Cloud Databases and IBM Fellow.
Defining Watson with Beth Smith
Nov 27 • 40 min
Host Al Martin and Beth tackle a question they are often asked - what is Watson?
The Evolution of the Database Industry with Art Kagel and Lester Knutsen
Nov 20 • 47 min
In this episode of Making Data Simple, we are joined with two very established members of the Informix user community.
The State of Design and A.I. with Adam Cutler and Milena Pribić
Nov 13 • 43 min
Adam and Milena offer their perspectives on the growing need for improved design, inherent bias found in AI models, and the importance of considering the humanities in future projects.
Finding New A.I. Use Cases with Paul Zikopoulos
Nov 6 • 39 min
Paul gives an update to what he’s been working on, including his A.I. tracking app which saw an interesting use case at a recent Luke Bryan concert.
Optimizing Sports using A.I. with Joe Pavitt
Oct 30 • 30 min
This week on Making Data Simple, our guest is Joe Pavitt, master inventor and emerging technology specialist at IBM.
Clarifying Decision Optimization and Analytics with Carlvin Paris
Oct 23 • 33 min
Host Al Martin helps curate the conversation towards decision optimization and analytics, while Carlvin offers his insight to the state of the data science industry.
Reforming Design Leadership with Arin Bhowmick
Oct 16 • 35 min
This week on Making Data Simple, our guest is Arin Bhowmick, Vice President and Chief Design Officer for IBM Cloud, Data and AI.
What it Takes to Drive Transformation with Bill Higgins
Oct 9 • 24 min
Host Al Martin gets all the details from Bill regarding transformation.
Improving Technical Engagement with Debra Jenson
Oct 2 • 30 min
This week, our guest is Debra Jenson, Director of Digital Technical Engagement for IBM Hybrid Cloud.
The Power of the Mainframe with Namik Hrle
Sep 25 • 43 min
On this episode of Making Data Simple, we are joined by esteemed IBM Fellow, Namik Hrle.
Discovering New Talent in Tech
Sep 18 • 30 min
This week, Analeeze Mendonsa and Brittny Lapierre come on the podcast to discuss their new roles at IBM.
The Current State of Data and AI in the Enterprise with Seth Dobrin
Sep 11 • 30 min
Seth Dobrin is back for his third episode on Making Data Simple!
Exploring Marketing Insights with Jayson Gehri
Sep 4 • 29 min
n this episode of Making Data Simple, our guest is Jayson Gehri, Marketing Director for IBM’s Hybrid Data Management division.
The Intern Episode
Aug 28 • 32 min
Host Al Martin brings on two of IBM’s Db2 Content Design interns, who also happen to be Making Data Simple producers.
Trains, Planes, and AI, with Kent Collins
Aug 21 • 64 min
This week host Al Martin invites Kent Collins, who is the Solutions Architect at BNSF Railway Inc.
[Rebroadcast] Machine Learning for Dummies
Aug 16 • 29 min
In this episode, Judith, Daniel and Al discuss the state of machine learning today, how to use it to advance your business as well as discoveries they made while writing their book.
Human Evolution and AI, with Jennifer Sukis
Aug 14 • 42 min
This week’s guest on the Making Data Simple podcast is Jennifer Sukis, Design Principal for AI & Machine Learning at IBM.
Making Data Simple - Internal data science for the enterprise, with Tracy Bolot
Aug 7 • 31 min
This week, host Al Martin invites on Tracy Bolot, VP of Enterprise Management at IBM.
Thinking and Writing about AI with Tom Taulli - [Season 3 - Episode 28]
Jul 31 • 48 min
This week host Al Martin invites Tom Taulli. Tom is a blogger, investor, and advisor to startups.
Stories from the Field: Ep.3 - Success in AI adoption: customer experience and beyond
Jul 24 • 23 min
In this episode, Wennie talks to Carlo about his insights from over 100 client engagements to improve business outcomes through data science and AI.
[Rebroadcast] Ep.7 - How data science is helping to improve aviation
Jul 19 • 32 min
n this episode of Making Data Simple, Yianni Gamvros, Global Data Science Enablement Leader for IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, talks about how to use data science to better manage passenger flight experiences.
Data Meets Design with David Townsend - [Season 3 - Episode 27]
Jul 17 • 45 min
This week host Al Martin invites David Townsend, who is Head of Design, Data and AI at IBM.
The Art of Teaching AI [Season 3 - Episode 26]
Jul 10 • 50 min
In this week’s episode of Making Data Simple, we are joined by guest John DeNero, who is a Professor at UC Berkeley.
Data and International Security with Philip Reiner [Season 3 - Episode 25]
Jul 3 • 49 min
This week host Al Martin invites Philip Reiner, who is Executive Director, Technology for Global Security.
Stories from the Field Ep.2 - JPMorgan Chase: Pioneers AI in Risk prediction
Jun 26 • 32 min
In the latest episode of: “Stories from the Field”, Host Wennie Allen, IBM Data and AI, sits down with Elenita Elinon, leader of the Quantitative Research Analytics at JP Morgan Chase, recognized and awarded as one of the top 40 Women Leaders in Data and…
AI Tools and Runtimes with Shadi Copty [Season 3 - Episode 24]
Jun 19 • 42 min
This week host Al Martin invites Shadi Copty, who is the Executive Director for AI Tools & Runtimes at IBM.
Data Science in the Trenches, with Jorge Castanon [Season 3 - Episode 23]
Jun 12 • 41 min
This week’s guest is Jorge Castanon, a Sr. Data Scientist for Watson Studio at IBM.
[Rebroadcast] Ep.6 - From 2D to 3D — augmented reality data visualization
Jun 7 • 29 min
Augmented reality will change the way we experience data. But, what will this new reality look and feel like, and how can we take advantage of it to make better decisions?
Next-gen solutions with Rakesh Ranjan - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 22]
Jun 5 • 43 min
Rakesh Ranjan talks about next gen solutions and emphasis of academia
[Rebroadcast] Ep.5 - Growth hacking - not just for start ups
May 31 • 26 min
How did companies like Facebook and Airbnb get so big so fast? What can we learn from them?
Stories from the Field: Ep.1 - Examining the Risk Business
May 29 • 36 min
In this episode, Wennie talks to Brittany Bogle about her perspective as a professional data scientist.
[Rebroadcast] Ep.4 - Will machines take our jobs?
May 24 • 42 min
In this episode of Making Data Simple we hear insights from IBM Machine Learning Hub data scientists Jorge A. Castañón and Óscar Lara-Yejas as they discuss what machine learning is and is not.
Creating Custom Data Frameworks, with Greg Bonnette - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 20]
May 22 • 47 min
This week host Al Martin welcomes Greg Bonnette, who is Vice President of Data & Analytics Strategy at Ironside.
[Rebroadcast] Ep.3 - A New Definition of Client Care with Tracy Bolot
May 17 • 38 min
How do you provide answers to clients prior to them asking?
Enterprise Insight with Dinesh Nirmal - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 19]
May 15 • 42 min
This week on Making Data Simple, Dinesh Nirmal comes on the show to discuss current industry trends.
[Rebroadcast] Ep.2 - The End of Tech Companies with Rob Thomas
May 10 • 27 min
In an ever-changing and growing age of data and technology, how can you turn data into better decisions for your company?
Culture as Technology with Guy Taylor - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 18]
May 8 • 42 min
Guy Taylor, Head of Data & Data Driven Intelligence at Nedbank, comes on the show to discuss the state of the industry, machine learning practices, and why you should add a South African safari to your bucket list!
[Rebroadcast] Ep.1 - The Big Data Problem with Daniel Hernandez
May 3 • 26 min
In this first episode of Making Data Simple, host Al Martin welcomes Daniel Hernandez, Vice President of IBM Analytics Offering Management, who helps us navigate “the big data problem” and shares why he doesn’t like the term “big data.”
When Data Meets Media with Michael Sestak - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 17]
May 1 • 38 min
Michael Sestak comes on the show to discuss more in depth about his role and his sources of inspiration
Understanding Apache Spark with Jean-Georges Perrin - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 16]
Apr 24 • 29 min
Al Martin is joined this week by guest Jean-Georges Perrin, IBM Champion and Director of Engineering at weexperience.
AR Design Thinking - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 15]
Apr 17 • 37 min
Reena and Jenna both serve as senior designers working at the intersection of Augmented Reality and Big Data
The Hidden Power of Open Source - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 14]
Apr 10 • 44 min
This week on the Making Data Simple podcast, Al Martin welcomes two guests from within IBM: Vijay Bommireddipalli is head of development CODAIT, the Center for Open-Source Data & AI Technologies, and Gabriela de Queiroz is a senior engineering and data…
Data In The Real World with Janine Sneed - Part 2 - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 13]
Apr 3 • 28 min
Janine discusses her involvement with the GROW initiative and offers practical advice for career and life.
Data In The Real World with Janine Sneed - Part 1 - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 12]
Mar 27 • 29 min
This week, Janine and Al look at product management, customer success, and digital transformation.
The 2 Secrets to Business Success, with Rob Thomas - Part 2 - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 11]
Mar 20 • 32 min
In part 2 of this two-part series, host Al Martin welcomes back Rob Thomas, GM of IBM Data and AI.
Two Secrets to Business Success with Rob Thomas (Part 1/2) - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 10]
Mar 13 • 27 min
Rob Thomas, leader of IBM’s Data and AI division, talks with host Al Martin about the need to de-mystify AI.
Building the Data Products that People Need - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 9]
Mar 6 • 34 min
Host Al Martin goes deep with Madhu Kochar and Hemanth Manda, two leaders of product development from the IBM Data and AI team
Managing Data on a Hybrid Cloud - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 8]
Feb 27 • 39 min
Matthias Funke and Thomas Chu lead the team shaping IBM’s strategy for hybrid data management.
Data for Subscription Services with Patrick Campbell - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 7]
Feb 20 • 34 min
This week on Making Data Simple, we invite on Patrick Campbell, CEO and Co-Founder of Profitwell.
Autonomous Data Infrastructures with Tony Ayaz - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 6]
Feb 13 • 41 min
Tony Ayaz, CEO and cofounder of Gemini Data, joins us on “Making Data Simple” to discuss industry challenges involving data, and his commitment to supporting start-ups.
IBM Think 2019 Preview, with Jayson Gehri - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 5]
Feb 6 • 5 min
In this special episode, Al and Jayson let us know what to watch for as IBM kicks off its annual THINK Conference, happening this year in the heart of downtown San Francisco from February 12th to the 15th.
Database Methods and the Finance Industry - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 4]
Jan 30 • 38 min
Michael Willette, Assistant VP and Technical Fellow at USAA comes on the show to discuss database methods in the finance industry.
Data Collaboration and A.I. with Adam Weinstein - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 3]
Jan 23 • 41 min
Adam Weinstein is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Cursor, having worked at LinkedIn as a Senior Manager of Business Development and having founded enGreet, a print-on-demand greeting card company that merged crowd-sourcing with social expressions.
Kansas City Keynote - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 2]
Jan 16 • 78 min
Host Al Martin, IBM VP of Hybrid Data Management & Client Success, and Sam Lightstone, CTO for Data, IBM Fellow & Master Inventor, present their Kansas City Techweek keynote.
Data and Tech in 2018: A Year in Review with Seth Dobrin - Making Data Simple [Season 3 - Episode 1]
Jan 9 • 44 min
Seth Dobrin is back to kick off season 3 and reflect on data and tech in 2018.
Clips from our Top 5 Podcasts of 2018 - Making Data Simple [Replay]
Jan 2 • 25 min
Host Al Martin looks back on his top 5 favourite clips from episodes published in 2018.
What’s Next in the World of Data & Analytics - Making Data Simple [Replay]
Dec 26, 2018 • 28 min
Enjoy a rebroadcast of a conversation with Seth Dobrin, Vice President and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics, as he and Al explore the strategies and people your company needs to disrupt and succeed in the year ahead.
The Future of Agriculture with Jason Tatge - Making Data Simple [Season 2 - Episode 42]
Dec 19, 2018 • 41 min
Jason Tatge, CEO, president and cofounder of Farmobile, joins the show to discuss data in the agriculture industry.
Big Data, Cloud, & Cognitive with Paul Zikopolous - Making Data Simple [Season 2- Episode 41]
Dec 12, 2018 • 45 min
Paul Zikopolous, VP of big data cognitive systems at IBM, joins us to discuss tactics for both career and personal growth.
A.I. and the questions you didn’t think to ask - Making Data Simple [Season 2 - Episode 40]
Dec 5, 2018 • 38 min
The discussion ranges from Jeff’s personal achievements, his miraculous quadriplegic recovery, his completion of every global Ironman triathlon race, and the birth of his company Senzing Inc.
Making Data Simple: Little Miss Data builds a data democracy
Oct 9, 2018 • 33 min
Making Data Simple host Al Martin has a chance to discuss all thing data with Laura Ellis, also known as Little Miss Data.
Making Data Simple: Inside Machine Learning
Sep 26, 2018 • 27 min
On this week’s Making Data Simple Podcast, we are joined by Steve Moore, IBM senior content designer and story strategist, along with Aishwarya Srinivasan, IBM data scientist and deep learning researcher. Aishwarya discusses what it means to be a unicorn…
Making Data Simple: Start-ups with Simon Lightstone
Sep 19, 2018 • 52 min
Interested in learning what it takes to operate a start-up? On this episode of Making Data Simple, host Al Martin sits down with Simon Lightstone, IBM offering manager, to discuss what it took to get his startup off the ground. Simon offers tips to those…