IBM InterConnect 2017

How’s your cloud confidence?

I learned a lot at IBM InterConnect this year, but most importantly, I learned how cloud computing and having super powers are surprisingly similar concepts. I had a great time speaking with clients at the Cloud Confidence Center on the concourse. The central feature of the space was our cloud story string board, which was […]

Twitter turns to Watson to stop abuse before it starts

Twitter isn’t taking bullying on its platform sitting down. In remarks at IBM InterConnect this week, Twitter Vice President of Data Strategy Chris Moody said stopping abuse is the company’s number one priority, though he admitted it is “a very, very hard challenge.” Along with updates to its policies, another way Twitter is facing down […]

Girls Who Code: Inspiring a generation of change makers

Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, joined IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on stage at IBM InterConnect this week to discuss how IBM has supported the company’s growth, which in turn has helped young girls break barriers in the technology industry. As a politician, Reshma visited hundreds of schools. The lack of girls in IT […]

How Watson helps H&R Block deliver engaging customer experiences

Just under three-fourths of US citizens get tax refunds every year, according to H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb. For H&R Block customers, the number is higher; it’s closer to 85 percent. Now that IBM Watson is helping H&R Block tax professionals guide customers through the filing process, the company is aiming to make that number […]

Highlights from IBM InterConnect 2017: Day two

Yesterday, I posted a recap of the first day of IBM InterConnect. Today, I’m following up with more updates from day two in Las Vegas. If you didn’t get a chance to see the event on the ground, you can watch the conference on demand using IBMGO. The main event of the day was the […]

Honda and Watson team up for safe driving

At IBM InterConnect, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty talked about the three principles of augmented intelligence in this AI era: service to mankind, transparency, and skills. She also discussed how IBM Watson can make us a better version of ourselves. There’s no better example of this than Honda R&D’s Driver Coaching System prototype that helps new […]

How NBC Universal sped delivery and cut costs with DevOps

If businesses find the success with DevOps that NBC Universal has, it’s safe to say that it’ll be sticking around. At IBM InterConnect Monday, Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of developer technology and advocacy, told the crowd, “We are living in a technology-fueled business revolution.” He was referring, of course, to DevOps, the approach to […]

AT&T and IBM partner for analytics with Watson

Today at IBM InterConnect, we learned that IBM is partnering with AT&T to support enterprise customers’ Internet of Things (IoT) with data insights. This data is huge for business customers, but is only valuable with real-time, meaningful insights. AT&T will be using a variety of IBM products including: Watson IoT Platform: to build the next […]

Highlights from IBM InterConnect 2017: Day one

Don’t miss a second of the excitement from IBM InterConnect, the premier cloud conference. For those who didn’t get a chance to hear the news on the ground, here’s a daily recap of some of the most exciting stories at InterConnect. See some highlights of today’s conference activities below, or watch on demand using IBMGO. […]

Come prove your building skills with WebSphere

Remember how awesome your building block structures were as a kid? Sure, others followed the instructions and built “by-the-book” pieces, but not you. Your designs were completely original, and therefore the greatest contraptions of all, complete with trap doors and aircraft vehicles that could transform into submarines. You didn’t know this then: that life has […]

IBM Cloud, HyTrust and Intel cloud offering helps ensure security and data compliance

New regulations call for new solutions. On 25 May, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in the European Union (EU), with sharper teeth than any other compliance regulation to date. With tighter controls and higher penalties, the new law enforces data sovereignty like never before, forever impacting the way EU […]

Redefine digital productivity: Announcing IBM Digital Business Assistant

Understanding information is more important than ever, but many of the tools organizations use aren’t exactly built for this complex and changing digital age. High-value employees are overloaded with: Data, scattered across many tools, including enterprise applications (enterprise resource planning [ERP], customer relationship management [CRM], and support systems), spreadsheets, calendars, apps, social media and email […]