IBM is honouring women who are putting AI to work in business

UBank CEO, Lee Hatton joins our inaugural Women Leaders in AI list Author: Moragh Blyth, Head of Marketing Cloud & Cognitive, Systems and IBM Brand A/NZ As an Aussie woman working in technology in A/NZ, I can’t tell you how proud I was to learn that a fellow Australian and a New Zealander made the […]

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Women Leaders in AI

Woodside Energy’s Chief Digital Officer, Shelley Kalms joins our inaugural Women Leaders in AI list Author: Moragh Blyth, Head of Marketing Cloud & Cognitive, Systems and IBM Brand A/NZ As an Aussie woman working in technology in A/NZ, I can’t tell you how proud I was to learn that a fellow Australian and a Kiwi […]

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Explore the world of quantum

This year, IBM announced the world’s first integrated quantum computing system. The IBM Q System One enables universal approximate superconducting quantum computers to operate outside the research lab for the first time. It’s a major step forward in the commercialisation of quantum computing, which could one day enable breakthroughs in such areas as materials and […]

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AI holds promise for glaucoma, a leading global cause of blindness

 Author: Bhavna Antony, IBM Research Scientist Australia Many eye diseases that cause irreversible blindness are ones that develop slowly, showing little to no sign of vision threat until it is too late. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are the leading and second leading cause of blindness worldwide, respectively. They currently affect 350 million individuals across the […]

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What does it really mean to inspire?

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand Last week, I was honoured to represent IBM as a finalist for an NZ Hi-Tech Award in recognition of our contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech sector. I was also thrilled to present the Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual of the Year Award to Peter Beck, Founder and CEO, Rocket Lab. […]

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A moment with Dr. Dario Gil ahead of Think Summit 2019

Author: David La Rose, IBM A/NZ Managing Director IBM’s Think Summit 2019 kicks off in less than 24 hours so I took the opportunity to sit down with our keynote speaker Dr. Dario Gil, IBM’s Director of Research, to get a sense of what’s in store. One of the hottest topics of discussion at #ThinkAU […]

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How AI is breathing new life into te reo Māori with chatbot

Author: Jason Lovell, Reobot creator “Kia ora!” – Whether you’re Māori or not using this greeting says so much about New Zealand and how proud we are of our unique culture. Although, it hasn’t always been this way. It’s only in recent years that we’ve really started to take steps to make sure it remains […]

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How will your code change the world?

Author: Ben Peterson, Developer Advocacy & Startup Leader IBM Australia and New Zealand Australia and New Zealand are among the most disaster-prone countries in the world, experiencing the wrath of bushfires, cyclones, floods and earthquakes. More than 9 million Australians have been impacted by a natural disaster or extreme weather event in the past 30 […]

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Can better data analytics slow the fastest-growing illegal trade in the world?

Author: Justine Jablonska, Content Director, IBM Industries One day, teenager Ann* was at sports practice when someone handed her an energy drink. She—and some of her teammates—woke up in a truck that drove for hours to a large tented brothel. For the next three years, she and hundreds of other girls were forced into sex […]

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Reinventing how the world works

Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer A/NZ As of today, there are 16 sleeps before Think Summit – and yes, I’m counting down the days. My excitement stems from all the amazing speakers, sessions and workshops we have lined up.  This year, we are bringing together some of the world’s leading visionaries, thinkers and change-makers. […]

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Tackling ocean plastic and global poverty with blockchain

Author: Moragh Blyth, Head of Marketing for IBM Brand and Global Markets, Australia & New Zealand Our planet is being choked by plastic. Consider this: • Scientists predict more plastic than fish in the ocean worldwide by 2050 • A ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch,’ a massive floating island of plastic, is now 3 times the […]

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It’s a multi-cloud world

Author: Eric Schnatterly, Vice President, Cloud & Cognitive Software, IBM A/NZ Let’s face it, we live in a multi-cloud world. Cloud adoption has reached a tipping point, where enterprises large and small, are now looking to move beyond the basic consumption of compute and storage as-a-service, to leveraging robust hybrid multi-clouds to power business innovation […]

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