Data sharing drives new service innovation in Japan’s travel sector

Written by Daisuke Yamamoto | Cloud, Computer Services, Travel and Transportation

There are many factors affecting the railway transportation business in Japan. One of the most important trends shaping the future of the industry are broader, fundamental changes in the way travelers in Japan get from one place to the other. We at JR West, the third largest rail transport network in Japan, have closely observed ...read more


Hyperlocal weather data helps keep rails ice-free and costs down

Written by Dan Plonk | Cloud, The Weather Company, Travel and Transportation

Depending on their length and load, freight trains can weigh thousands of tons. Few things can stop them, certainly not a few inches of rain. But as anyone in rail operations will tell you, all bets are off when that precipitation—even a relatively small amount—freezes. That’s because when it comes to running on time, frozen ...read more


Can fixing a logistics problem solve a major social challenge?

Written by Naomi Kano | Blockchain, IBM Services, Travel and Transportation

Can fixing a logistics problem solve a major social challenge? by Naomi Kano originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse.   The logistics sector in Japan faces two critical challenges. First, a labor shortage due to an aging society, and second, the need for logistics providers to adapt technologically to the changing e-commerce environment. We can solve ...read more


Blockchain brings visibility to the finished vehicle supply chain

Written by Jon Kuiper | Automotive, Blockchain, Consumer Products

Blockchain brings visibility to the finished vehicle supply chain by Jon Kuiper originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   Anyone who has ever purchased a book on Amazon knows it’s possible to track every step of its journey to the doorstep. In Europe, where it’s increasingly common for people to custom order cars from manufacturers, customers ...read more


Blockchain helps trace responsibly produced raw materials

Written by Dr. Nicholas Garrett | Blockchain, Metals & Mining, Supply Chain

Blockchain helps trace responsibly produced raw materials by Dr. Nicholas Garrett originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   Despite industry efforts, “conflict resources” can still make their way into products. A little over a decade ago, I co-published a Financial Times article that served as an industries wake-up call about this problem. The article highlighted findings ...read more


How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups

Written by Ron Argent | Blockchain, Business Partner, Cloud...

How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups by Ron Argent originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   Anyone who knows the challenges of making a startup succeed knows that just having a great idea—even a potentially world-changing idea—is no guarantee of success. I founded Cognition Foundry in 2015 to help deserving startups bridge the gaps ...read more


AI text analytics: helping brands create content people want to see

Written by Sobhan Daliry | AI/Watson, Cloud, IBM Garage...

For close to 20 years, we at NZN have published special-interest websites. They are quite popular. Some 25 million people, or 20 percent of Brazil’s online users, visit them each month. Still, today we’re transforming NZN from Internet publishing into a provider of content production services. Instead of just taking advertising, we aim to empower ...read more


Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way

Written by Shaun Frankson | Blockchain, Cloud, Computer Services...

Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way by Shaun Frankson originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastics go into the oceans. It’s not a new problem, but recent stunning revelations—like the existence of a huge floating cluster of trash known widely as the “Great ...read more


How blockchain technology amplifies mining industry efficiency

Written by Guy Halford-Thompson | Blockchain, Industrial Products, Metals & Mining

How blockchain technology amplifies mining industry efficiency by Guy Halford-Thompson originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   The mining and metals sector has been around for thousands of years. As the founder of a tech company setting out to innovate the industry, I’m often asked why innovate given the industry’s continued success. At MineHub, we asked ourselves how can large companies adopt innovative technologies ...read more