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Live @ Lotusphere 2012: Day 1 Vodcast Recap

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Scott Laningham is not here at Lotusphere 2012 this year…at least, not corporeally.  But he is here in spirit, and yesterday afternoon, I spoke with him live from Studio 8004 here at the Dolphin Hotel in Orlando and debriefed him on all things Lotusphere Day 1, the Turbo POV, for The developerWorks Podcast.

We discussed day 1 themes and talks, including that wonderful keynote from actor Michael J. Fox, as well as some of the key announcements and an overview of the IBM social business strategy.  Keep an eye out here on the Turbo blog and Twitter to be reminded of future Lotusphere podcasts…in the meantime, let Day 2 begin!

Market Meltdown

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Okay, okay, methinks I cursed the market.

I joked in yesterday’s post about hoping to avoid an economic meltdown, seeing as our U.S. Congress came through at the last minute with a debt ceiling bill.

Little did I know that only THEN would the market panic.

As an investor, and future retiree candidate, I’m not going to totally freak.  Like a good little investor, I’m in this for the long haul, what goes up must come down (and hopefully go back up again), and panicking didn’t do Chicken Little any good.

But Double-U Tee Eff!?!?!

I turn away from CNBC for a few hours to get some work done and the market sinks 500 points?! 

Not without some irony, I’ve been speaking with my financial adviser the last week, preparing for a possible meltdown.  We had the strategy all planned.  But that was assuming the meltdown would happen on Monday or Tuesday, or maybe over last weekend. 

NOT TWO DAYS LATER!

Okay, I feel better now.  I’m also going to turn lemons into lemonade. 

Buy low, sell high, right?  But maybe someone could warn me about the big hill in advance next time!

Well, back to techland.  Scott Laningham, my trusted developerWorks amigo and podcasting guru, finally got back into the studio, so to speak, to record a recent episode.  We talked about Operation RAT, the Google/IBM patent deal, and the 30th birthday of the IBM Personal Computer.

Check it out here. 

Me, I’m off to lick my investing wounds.

Oh, and if you don’t hear from me next week, that’s ‘cause I’m going to do a little vacating.  But I’m sure it won’t last nearly long enough, and you’ll hear from me again very soon.

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August 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

IBM’s Social Media Night Watchman

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The thing I love about working at IBM, and what’s probably kept me here for far longer than is probably wise, are the great people who work here.

Seriously.

You get to work with some of the smartest people in the world at Big Blue (and a handful that aren’t so smart).

If it weren’t the world’s second largest democracy (behind India), then it might be downright nirvana-like.

But I digress.

One of those really smart people is my colleague, Bill Chamberlin, who sits on our corporate market insight team. His official title, Market Insights, Principal Analyst – Social Insights Practice and HorizonWatch Community Leader, doesn’t truly reveal the scope and breadth of his portfolio and impact inside the company.

IBM's Bill Chamberlin

IBM's Bill Chamberlin: Chicago winter golfer and all around social media night watchman for the IBM company.

Bill is IBM’s social media night watchman, keeping an eye on both the competition and the social media big picture.

My developerWorks amigo Scott Laningham and I sat down with Bill for a free-ranging interview over the phone last week, one in which Bill expounded on all things Smarter Planet, the maturation of social media in business, and his unique comparison of the Industrial Revolution to today’s knowledge economy (what Bill called the “industrialization of services.”)

You could do worse than spend the next 26 minutes of your life listening (26:44, MP3) to this big picture Q&A with Bill.

Me, I did some of the interviewing and I’m still learning from it.

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September 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Live @ Pulse 2010: The Podcast Recap

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Scott Laningham and I did an early morning podcast recap of IBM Pulse 2010, and then I promptly headed to the airport and back to snowy Austin.

In our recap, Scott and I discuss the key themes, announcements, and news coming out of IBM Pulse 2010…all in 8 minutes and 47 seconds!

Listen to the IBM Pulse 2010 Podcast Recap (MP3, 8:47)

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February 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Al Gore’s Smarter (and Funnier!) Planet — The Podcast Edition

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Greetings.  Thx to Scott Laningham, I was able to turn my recent recap of the Al Gore keynote into a podcast.

You can click here to listen (MP3, 8:27) to the full dispatch, Turbo audio style!

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February 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm

SuperBad SuperBowl

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You can listen in here to the podcast edition of the SuperBad SuperBowl blog post below (MP3, 4:34)

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February 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Some Sporting Predictions

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If you read this blog with any regularity (or even if you don’t), you know that I’m a pretty rabid sports fan.

As in, a lot of sports.

I play golf these days; am still a mountain biker when I’m not on an airplane; played basketball, football, soccer, baseball, and golf in high school (and ran cross country); and I still wish I could have been George Plimpton (I did meet him once at a bar in NY…really nice guy) so I could live out my Walter Mitty sports fantasy.

I read Michael Lewis’ Moneyball with great fascination, learning about the Oakland A’s using player performance stats to build a competitive baseball franchise in a smaller market than the Yanks or the Red Sox.

Of course, the blending of data analytics and virtual sports didn’t end with baseball.

NFL players are now using their experiences playing Electronic Arts’ Madden football franchise to learn new moves off the field via their big screen TVs, only to implement them later on the field.

And a survey conducted by the University of Oregon of more than 15,000 NFL fans found that those who play Madden’s virtual football regularly were found to have a 60% higher football IQ than the average football fan.

In light of the coming SuperBowl championship between the New Orleans “Who Dat” Saints and the Indianapolis Colts, Scott Laningham and I thought we’d get into the spirit of the season and pursue the intersection of sports and data analytics in a podcast interview with an old friend of mine, Gibby McCaleb, chief operating officer of sports forecasting firm, AccuScore.

AccuScore feeds sports predictions to the likes of Yahoo, ESPN, CBS Sports, and others, and though we’re both fans of the Dallas Cowboys (along with Scott), we put our disappointment and biases aside long enough to talk about AccuScore’s prediction model and the opportunities and challenges presented by sports forecasting.

This was a fun one, and Gibby even gave us a sneak preview into AccuScore’s call on this year’s big game!

You can listen to the podcast here (MP3, 17:42), and you can read more about AccuScore’s SuperBowl 44 forecast here.

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February 3, 2010 at 11:51 pm

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