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How blockchain helps spark innovation for energy grids

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, […]

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Weather data sparks retail innovation to help bottom line

Bison Schweiz AG brings weather down to earth for retail 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 […]

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Mapping your journey to growth with analytical insights

My company, Lodestar Solutions, works with clients from startups to large enterprises with one thing in common: they are all committed to using data analytics to better understand their business and accelerate growth. Our coaching helps them develop a roadmap on their journey to becoming data and analytics driven organizations. From our point of view, […]

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Turning startup innovation and passion into business success

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 […]

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Citizens benefit from intelligent automation and self-service

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 IT systems at many agencies are out of date, typically 20 to 30 years old, and they usually don’t offer citizens the ability […]

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SilverHook and IBM Watson IoT push ocean racing to world record

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 […]

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Cognitive + Marketing: Three ways to better engage consumers

I receive more than 100 promotional emails every day. As a result, I delete nearly all of them, only keeping those sharing a well-timed sale or a catchy headline. This is in addition to the ads that pop up when I’m surfing online or checking social media. There’s a constant demand to spend more time, […]

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Lost & Found: Advanced analytics reunites owners with unclaimed property

Identifying and awarding unclaimed insurance benefits — Working with 48 US states, Verus Financial specializes in auditing services that detect, identify, document and follow-up on unclaimed property. Their success is largely due to the technology that enables them to review millions of records and find anomalies. As their CTO and CIO Peter Lee has shared, […]

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Pre-sales support = happier clients, from Ayi & asociados

Partnering enhances our credibility — As an IBM Advanced Business Partner, our company enjoys a number of benefits, including substantial pre-sales support to help win business. Ayi & asociados is a systems integrator and solution provider focusing on integration, mobile and business process management (BPM) technologies with customers throughout Latin America. Our customers, who are […]

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