# IBM Webcast, Dec 6:What Lies Ahead for Big Data and Analytics

More people than ever are interested in how big data and analytics can give them an edge. Join the panelists, Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Editor of KDNuggets, and Michael Karasick, VP of research in IBM acclaimed Almaden Research as they delve into these topics and give us a look at what they think will be the hottest topics and developments of 2014.

**What Lies Ahead for
Big Data & Analytics
in 2014 and Beyond?**

December 6, 2013

11 am PT, 2 pm ET

In 2013, interest in big data, analytics and data science jumped out of the gate strong early in the year - and grew from there. More people than ever are interested in what big data can do for their organization, how analytics can give them an edge, and how to find, train and best use data scientists. Our two guests will delve into these topics and give us a look at what they think will be the hottest topics and developments of 2014.

**Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Ph.D. (@KDnuggets)** is editor and publisher of KDnuggets.com, and a well-known expert in business analytics, data mining and data science. He can be found high on anyone's list of "who's who in big data."

**Michael Karasick, Ph.D. (@MichaelKarasick) **is vice president of research in IBM's acclaimed Almaden Research Lab where he oversees scientists and engineers performing exploratory and applied research. David Pittman (@TheSocialPitt) will host the discussion with these visionaries.

Watch the live videochat at

ibm.co/BDBytes - it will automatically refresh with the video feed on Dec 6.

You can also ask questions and join the conversation on Twitter using #BigDataBytes