What I found interesting about this presentation is:
- the existence of a (not-so-)secret IBM Emerging Technology Project called M2, which IBM calls an insight engine for enabling ad-hoc business insights for business users, at Web scale
- the emergence of a new class of business application that might be called Big Data Analytics
- Computational Journalism
- Business Fraud Detection
- Evidence Based Medicine
- IT Systems Management
And the chief enabling technology? None other than Hadoop.