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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 helps spark innovation for energy grids

Written by Vikram Singh | Blockchain, Energy & Utilities, IBM Services

Electric utilities are in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime business model transformation. To capitalize on energy technologies that give customers new choices and change the structure of the electrical grid, utilities must adapt to a new reality. We at Alectra Utilities Corp., a utility serving one million homes and businesses outside of Toronto in Ontario, ...read more


Weather data sparks retail innovation to help bottom line

Written by Erik Haas | Analytics, Business Partner, Cloud...

At Bison Schweiz AG, we’re constantly reinventing our products to meet the changing needs of our retail customers. When we saw the opportunity to integrate weather data into our electronic store label (ESL) solution, Bison ESL Manager, we jumped at the chance. What does weather have to do with retail? Any gardening store manager can ...read more


Turning startup innovation and passion into business success

Written by Ron Argent | Business Partner, Computer Services, Energy & Utilities...

Taking a good idea and transforming it into a thriving business is not swift or easy. Roughly 90 percent of startups fail. In 2015, I established Cognition Foundry with the aim of helping talented, skilled people with innovative ideas better navigate this transformation. We primarily work with startups and independent software vendors (ISVs) moving their ...read more


Citizens benefit from intelligent automation and self-service

Written by Vivek Sawhney | AI/Watson, Business Partner, Government

No one likes to stand in long lines and enter the same information many different times. Unfortunately, that’s what our citizens often face when applying for government health and human services programs. IT systems at many agencies are out of date, typically 20 to 30 years old, and they usually don’t offer citizens the ability ...read more


SilverHook and IBM Watson IoT push ocean racing to world record

Written by Nigel Hook | AI/Watson, Analytics, Cloud...

On August 17, 2017, the 48-ft. SilverHook powerboat broke the endurance world record from Key West to Cuba, traveling 103 miles through the Florida Straights in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 3 seconds. Average speed was 79.23 mph and top speed 127 mph. As the captain of the SilverHook Powerboat Team, and throttleman beside driver ...read more