External Events

Emerging Technology supports Project Owl within IBM Corporate Service Corps Deployment

In March 2019, Dan Cunnington from Emerging Technology was deployed to Puerto Rico to help facilitate the field testing of the winning Call for Code solution – Project Owl. As part of the grand prize, Project Owl won a field testing opportunity supported by IBM Corporate Service Corps to field test their winning solution on […]

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IBM & The International Space Station

Last week I was fortunate enough to travel to San Francisco for the I.S.S. R&D Conference. In recent years Elon Musk has graced the stage as the keynote speaker at the event and this year, it was the turn of IBM. IBM were to keynote the event on the Wednesday morning which would be lead by Todd Moore, VP Open Technology, and Grady Booch, IBM Fellow. After […]

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Emerging Tech take home a Prize at the FCA Hackathon

The FCA held a TechSprint (aka a hackathon) for three days in May for over 300 industry players to collaborate and explore ways to reduce financial crime. Four IBMers from  Emerging Technology, iX, and Software Group teamed up with a fin-tech, US regulator and bank to explore how to use natural language processing to analyse a […]

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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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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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Celebrating everything Front-End at Frontier

Frontier is a new conference in London’s Skills Matter CodeNode, showcasing the full-spectrum of front-end development. Frontier promised to cover a wide range of topics within front-end, including: User Psychology & Experience Design Style (CSS) Development Future Tech Typography and, importantly, Inspiration And it didn’t disappoint! Frontier provided seven very different speakers over a wide […]

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BigDataLDN MadScientist 2.0

White coats, talking robots and excited delegates. That was the scene at the second IBM Mad Scientist event last week, which took place at the BigDataLDN conference in Olympia. Three members of the Emerging Technology team were in attendance, showcasing the latest developments in Cognitive, Cloud and IoT technology. Elizabeth Bowen demonstrated how IBM’s Watson […]

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