Nikkei, one of Japan’s largest media companies, has published an analysis by Jeff Cotrupe, Industry Director, Big Data & Analytics, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan, titled How the Automotive Industry (and Society) Can Reap $800 in Benefit per Vehicle from Big Data. The piece discusses how change is sweeping the automotive market, creating new challenges for everyone with a stake in the business, but how, by harnessing Big Data, the automotive industry is positioning itself to survive and prosper. Big Data is now informing and optimizing every part of the industry, including concept and design; assembly line; supply chain management; service; finance and marketing; and aftermarket or third-party sales. The piece is available in Japanese here and in English translation here.
In March 2011, media brought us some of the saddest and most shocking images in recorded history as multiple earthquakes and a tsunami devastated Japan. Jeff Cotrupe shared links about the tragedy, called the world community to action on Twitter and Facebook and contributed to disaster relief via the International Federation of the Red Cross. At the same time he was thankful for better media developments closer to home.
In early March, Cotrupe conducted a series of interviews about the IBM Systems Director product line with executives and customers at the IBM Pulse 2011 event in Las Vegas.