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Applying commercial tech to the global health supply chain

Written by Jamey Butcher | Cloud, Government, Healthcare...

At Chemonics, we believe that those who have the least deserve our best. For more than 40 years, we’ve strived to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. In 2015, we won the $9.5 billion USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. Our mission was twofold. ...read more


How AAIS innovates with blockchain to ease regulatory reporting

Written by Joan Zerkovich | Blockchain, Cloud, IBM Garage...

“How AAIS uses blockchain to ease regulatory reporting” by Joan Zerkovich originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse.   Insurance carriers have been collecting data for decades. The American Association of Insurance Services, or AAIS, serves as a bridge between carriers and regulators for regulatory reporting. We anonymize and aggregate a specific subset of a carriers’ data ...read more


The problem of rural internet access: How AI is helping

Written by Jim Stritzinger | AI/Watson, Cloud, Telecommunications

Nineteen million people in the United States lack high-speed internet access. Many of these people live in rural areas, where fiber, coaxial cable, DSL or any other kind of broadband infrastructure is scarce or nonexistent. This is a huge issue for rural community administrators and school officials who have been struggling to help their communities. ...read more


Converting weather forecasts into smart business decisions with AI

Written by Brandon Rude | AI/Watson, Cloud, Professional Services...

Few would doubt the idea that weather has a big impact on business. Think of how something as basic as holiday retail spending can be sharply influenced by a blizzard or frigid temperatures. While those kinds of big, macro effects are easy to understand, the real nature of the relationship between weather and business is ...read more


How to delight store shoppers with digital innovation

Written by Cyril Bourgois | AI/Watson, Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT)...

When I shop online, I enjoy the price transparency, the infinite range of products, 24×7 availability and no waiting in line. Still, I sometimes miss the human contact of a brick-and-mortar store where employees help create a warm and lively atmosphere To give customers the best of both worlds, those of us at Groupe Casino ...read more


How financial services can see gains with blockchain

Written by Mao Qianghua | Analytics, Blockchain, Cloud...

For banks and other financial enterprises, collaborative solutions are essential to digital transformation. Yet such firms are often caught in the “prisoner’s dilemma,” meaning they fail to cooperate even when it would be beneficial. The concept stems from the lack of trust between two prisoners being questioned separately by the police: because they distrust each ...read more


SilverHook gains edge with AI in race to the podium

Written by Nigel Hook | AI/Watson, Cloud, Media and Entertainment...

Last year, after breaking the Guinness World Record for the Key West to Cuba run, we wondered what was next for the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook ocean racing powerboat? We found the answer in the 50th anniversary of the Trinidad & Tobago Great Race, one of the most grueling races in the world. The 115-mile ...read more


How banks and blockchain offer new trading opportunities

Written by Patrik Zekkar | Banking, Blockchain, Cloud...

Call it a dilemma, or a vicious circle, or better yet, a Catch-22. It’s what most small companies face when they first look to engage in international trading. On its face, international trade is about buying and selling across national borders, representing new market opportunities. But like most opportunities, international trading also comes with a ...read more


Improving eye surgeons’ workflow with IoT technology

Written by Ron Cummings-Kralik | Cloud, Healthcare, Watson IoT

The odds are good that someone you know has had eye surgery – particularly cataract surgery. In fact, more than two million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Not only is it one of the most frequently performed surgical surgeries performed today, it’s also one of the fastest and most successful, often ...read more