Good Tech + Great Thinkers

Stories of innovation and visionaries

Outsmarting Mother Nature – fighting wildfires with AI

Written by Ronald Velten | June 20, 2019 | Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives

Summer is just around the corner. Longer days. Surf and sun. Family barbecues. Smoke-filled horizons. Ash falling from the sky. Road closures. Emergency evacuations. Lives lost. Tragedy. Alongside the fun that every summer brings is a nonstop torrent of news reports cataloging wildfires across the globe. We stare, transfixed, at screens capturing the heroic efforts ...read more


Upgrading Your Business with Simplification

Written by Jolene Mueller | June 14, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

When I was in grade school, I read a nursery rhyme called “The House that Jack Built.” The rhyme builds upon the connection between many things like people and animals, and Jack’s house. I can’t help but see a couple parallels with the ongoing transformation of the IBM Partner Ecosystem. Our resources, technology, tools and ...read more


The Importance of Building Diverse Teams

Written by Dorothy Copeland | June 12, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Making the World Better

This month I was honored to be named as one of 20 IBM Partner Executives on CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel, and featured on CRN’s 2019 Power 100 list. I am proud to be recognized among so many high-performing female leaders at IBM and across the industry. It caused me to reflect on how ...read more


Your feedback: Fuel for the Ecosystem

Written by John Teltsch | June 4, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

We value your feedback. How often have you heard this phrase? This short statement is echoed across organizations large and small. In the IBM Partner Ecosystem, “We value your feedback” is more than just a phrase. Those words serve as a catalyst to drive change and transformation, enhancing the customer experience and relationship. This year, ...read more


Advance precision medicine with trusted data and AI solutions

Written by Bruce Maule | April 1, 2019 | Data + AI, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

We invite you to join IBM at Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2019, April 16–18, in Boston, Massachusetts. We are hosting demos and sessions designed to help you deliver on the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud, cognitive and quantum computing in the field of precision medicine. Register by April 5 to receive a ...read more


How cloud service providers can improve profitability and growth

Written by Bruce Maule | March 21, 2019 | Cloud, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Services...

Typically, valuable things get better with age, right? Time shows us that this belief is true even for technology. The IT industry has matured and mellowed, and we’ve successfully survived digital hyper-growth, transitional experimentation and unbridled market enthusiasm. Now, we’re entering our second phase of development: market maturation. So, it’s time to think about the ...read more


Creating a symphony: Advancing gender equality in channel leadership

Written by Jamie Mendez | March 13, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

Music and live performance are woven into the history of San Francisco—my hometown. Who could forget the “San Francisco Sound” of the sixties and seventies? So it’s only natural that when I think of analogies for diversity in the workplace, one that often comes to mind is a well-orchestrated symphony. An elegant mix of bass, ...read more


The new IBM Cloud Integration platform: What’s in it for you?

Written by Justine Tan | January 9, 2019 | Cloud, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

With all the hype around digital transformation, how many of your clients have been able to successfully create truly new customer experiences that transform their businesses? And, is it clear to them what is critical to success in this journey? Many of our clients are on this journey today, striving to achieve true agility in ...read more


Ask Watson! Introducing PartnerWorld Advisor

Written by Jamie Mendez | December 27, 2018 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Watson

Trying to figure out the next best move for your clients can be a long and difficult task, but IBM is making it easier. If you haven’t heard yet, PartnerWorld Advisor is your new sales assistant. PartnerWorld Advisor leverages Watson artificial intelligence (AI), advanced data science and natural language processing. With these new capabilities, PartnerWorld ...read more