Sara Strope

November 29, 2016

Give more than you GET with Bluemix and #GivingTuesday

While most of the social #GivingTuesday chatter will be about making donations, keep in mind that you can also give time and expertise to a community or organization in need. If you’re building on Bluemix, you’re perfectly positioned to share your expertise.

Continue reading

November 3, 2016

Conquering impossible goals with real-time analytics

The introduction of data sets and technology did not alone lead to Team USA’s incredible improvement. Instead, it was the combination of well-defined goals, strategic implementation of technology, and actionable, timely recommendations that led to their strong performance and results.

Continue reading

July 27, 2016

Innovation at intersection of fitness apps & wearables

Team USA Cycling has joined forces with Watson IoT, IBM MobileFirst, IBM Analytics and IBM jStart to incorporate real-time data analytics from the internet of things (IoT) into their training. The culmination of the passion, skill and conditioning of the cyclists and coaches, coupled with the most advanced technologies including wearables, give this team the competitive edge they need as they go for gold.

Continue reading

July 25, 2016

Chasing down data and stronger performance

Threshold tests, max aerobic tests, and sprint tests became a regular part of my mornings. I knew my average watts. This attention to data paid off on the cycling course of the Ironman Lake Placid when I finished the bike portion 23 minutes faster. I was finally learning to embrace data to drive my performance.

Continue reading

April 21, 2016

Three Technology Lessons from the Boston Marathon

Each time you finish a race, just like each time you deploy new code—or in my world of marketing, launch a new campaign—you learn a little something new. Let me share with you three lessons I gathered from this year’s Boston Marathon.

Continue reading