Seize This Moment
IBM Information On Demand is now Insight! The name has changed for a reason: It's no longer just about information; it's what you can do with the information. More than ever, organizations are using data for competitive advantage. At Insight you will discover how that data has transformed Business Analytics, Information Management and Enterprise Content Management and explore the latest developments in Cloud, Mobile, Security, Social and Watson.
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Insight 2014 Host: Jake Porway
He uses big data to tackle big social problems. As the founder of DataKind, he connects—and acts as an accessible bridge between—data scientists and not-for-profit companies, which often don’t have the know-how or resources to benefit from data analysis. A former New York Times Data Scientist, Porway wants all of humanity to benefit from the gains of big data.
Irrepressibly curious, Porway is both a scientist and a coder, equally excited to pioneer the next machine learning algorithm as his is to optimize the code to run it. He hopes to make machines smarter—and he looks for new ways to help machines make sense of things, for the greater good.
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Spacey
Special Guest: No Doubt
Special Guest: No Doubt sponsored by Rocket Software
No Doubt has won two Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards, launched international sold-out tours and were invited to perform for Paul McCartney and the President at the annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2010. Their achievements include releasing several multi-platinum albums (1995’s diamond-certified Tragic Kingdom, 2001’s Rock Steady, and a 2003 singles collection) and a string of chart-topping hits (“Just A Girl,” “Don’t Speak,” “Hey Baby,” “Hella Good,” “Underneath It All,” and “It’s My Life”). Lead singer Gwen Stefani has further emerged as a global music and fashion icon via two best-selling solo albums and her L.A.M.B., Harajuku Lovers and Harajuku Mini clothing lines. Through all the success, the band members have remained grounded by a long-standing friendship that began when Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young — bonded by a shared love of ’80s British New Wave and ska bands — began performing together in their hometown of Anaheim, CA. Their natural camaraderie, not to mention the musical alchemy that occurs when these four friends reunite, is apparent throughout the band’s most recent release, Push And Shove — a supercharged blend of ska-rock, dancehall, and electronic pop. No Doubt also has an enduring commitment toward raising awareness for important issues. The band will honor this spirit when they co-headline The 2014 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park in front of 60,000 attendees.