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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Emerging Technology at THINK 2018

Emerging Technology attended the THINK DevZone at IBM’s flagship THINK conference in Las Vegas, showcasing recent IoT projects!   Health and Safety IoT The first demonstration on offer was Bob – a lone construction worker working on an asset such as a powerline. Whilst Bob is working alone, his health and safety needs to be […]

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Cloud Excellence Awards 2017 Winners

The Cloud Excellence Awards for 2017 were held on 20th September with a winning place given to one of the project ETS have been working on.  The evening event was held at a hotel in London and was well attended by many of the candidates.  There were a wide variety of submissions in the various categories […]

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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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