jStart Spark Data Analysis Projects for Clients

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john feller blog imageDuring the IBM InterConnect 2016 conference, Scott Laningham asked me about the mission of the IBM jStart team and about our team’s Spark data analytics projects with various clients such as SolutionInc and USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit.

Why Spark?  Spark provides data analysts, data scientists, and even line of business users the ability to find new patterns in data, quickly.

For almost 20 years, the IBM jStart Emerging Technologies team has focused on matching the business needs of clients with emerging software technologies. Our jStart team works with clients to provide fast, smart, and valuable business solutions leveraging the latest technologies.  One component of our team’s work is to develop Proof of Concept projects for clients which usually last around 3 to 4 weeks. Our team’s focus includes: predictive and prescriptive analytics, cloud technologies, big data, social data and mobile platforms. Spark, Jupyter Notebooks, and Machine Learning algorithms are key technologies that we are currently using to analyze large datasets from clients.

At the end of the video, I discuss IBM jStart’s client engagement model and how clients can contact our team to engage in an open innovation partnership.  Do you have data that might contain hidden business value?   Perhaps our team can create a prototype using IBM cloud services which can provide a solution to your needs.   For more information, simply visit our jStart web site to read about our past client projects and then contact us via the Contact Us link.

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John Feller

John Feller

Senior Software Engineer Manager at IBM
John Feller is the manager of the IBM jStart Emerging Technologies development team. He manages a creative and energetic team of developers that architect, design, and develop innovative solutions focused on emerging internet software technologies and creating solutions with tangible benefit to jStart's clients. John and his team also validates these technologies in the real world with customer use cases, technology evaluations with customers, and works with IBM product teams for integration of those technologies into the IBM portfolio.
John Feller
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