IBM commits $100M to China analytics; Rogers Comm’s MR re NHL (RBDR–7/10/14)

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Today on RBDR: 1) IBM is making a $100 million commitment to fund Big Data & Analytics training and expertise at100 Chinese universities, 30 undergraduate programs and 5 Centers of Excellence. 2) Rogers Communications’ summer 2014 marketing plan for its Sportchannel, which will carry National Hockey League games this fall, is built around a market research study into how fans relate to the NHL. 3) Will Leach, who just founded Triggerpoint Behavioral Research & Design, has an interesting point of view about how MR agencies need to evolve their deliverables.