IBM & Ogilvy Hackathon 2017 (May, Sea Containers, London)

Background Ogilvy UK hosted a 2-day Hack event with the explicit purpose of solving a problem, big or small, focusing entirely on the individual citizen’s healthy living. Using the most comprehensive suite of machine learning and AI tools, Watson the technology specialists found solutions to help citizens engage in positive behaviour using data, insights, and […]

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What Makes a Great Wimbledon Champion

IBM has been supporting Wimbledon’s pursuit of greatness for 27 years. In recent years, much of that contribution has come from the Hursley based Emerging Technology team. This year’s challenge? To find out what makes the greatest Wimbledon champion of all time. A team of statisticians, tennis analysts, coaches, journalists and developers assembled to start […]

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Tesco Hack 2017: Offering Personalised Promotions to Customers

    Team IBM, formed left to right of Kiran Smith, Peter Ford, Hugo Pinto, Zack Pollard and Dan Cunnington attended the annual Tesco Hackathon at Tesco Labs in Welywn Garden City. The team started by using IBM Design Thinking to focus on two particular pain points for Tesco and their customers. Firstly, promotions to […]

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CrisisHack 2017 – Second Place for Gather and Emerging Technology

  Background How can technology help in the humanitarian response to natural disasters? At CrisisHack, our intrepid Emerging Technology team – the “Hursley Hackers” (Dan Cunnington, Adrian Lee, Sanaz Yeganefard, Rosie Lickorish, Perry Harwood, Richard Tomsett, and Dave Braines) alongside John Archer from Gather – set out to investigate this question.  We had access to […]

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Balance: Facebook Project Journalism Hackathon

Learn how two emerging technology specialists created ‘Balance’ – a news service which provides a cross publisher view on similar and opposing articles. Anna Thomas and Dan Cunnington from Emerging Technology attended the event in London and the day kicked off with a panel discussion from various companies within the media industry. The panel included […]

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FCA Hack on Financial Services and Mental Health

Over Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th of March, myself and Adelina from ET joined the IBM Interactive Labs to form a team called ‘Bank On Us’. As part of a hackathon, we were tasked by the FCA with creating tools to help break down barriers between financial difficulty and living with mental health problems. Problem & […]

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Experience of Innovation in Emerging Technology

The last thing anyone wants to read is another “10 tips on how to be innovative”. People or groups that genuinely are creative, inspiring or innovative rarely make that claim of themselves. They don’t need to. That being said, I’m part of a team in IBM called Emerging Technology and we do run innovation workshops with colleagues, […]

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Emerging Technology Innovates in NYC

  Meet Team Atlas consisting of ​Maxine Mackie, Chris Hay, Neel Joshi, Ellie Lee, Giacomo Chiarella and Dan Cunnington​ who finished in 2nd place at the Ports and Logistics Hackathon in New York City this weekend. Team Atlas built DashPort – a berth management tool which allows Port Planners to optimise their berth plan ensuring no […]

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Kappa Architecture on Bluemix

During the last three years I’ve been responsible for helping the US Masters, Roland Garros and primarily Wimbledon understand how people are engaging with the events on social media. Their requirements have led to a messy combination of stream processing, batch processing and static indexing. I’ve started to look at how a Kappa architecture might […]

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