Austrade’s Women In Tech Pitch

Author: Kylie McLean, Chief Digital Officer, IBM Digital Business Group, A/NZ It’s no secret that the technology sector has a shortage of women, and the statistics of women founders are especially frightful. A recent Access Economics study found that women make up just 27.8 per cent of the IT workforce [1]  – throw entrepreneurship into […]

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The emergence of the tech-savvy martecheter

Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Chair Customer Officer, IBM A/NZ  Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian recently said: “Programming is modern-day literacy.” This quote really resonated with me. Last year my son took part in a Coder Academy Day – a dedicated IBM-sponsored program which gave him his first taste of coding and artificial intelligence. He […]

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What would a data breach do to your company?

The landmark 2019 Cost of a Data Breach study from the Ponemon Institute surveyed 500 companies around the world and reviewed 10 years of historical data to get a comprehensive view of the impact of data breaches. The results are compelling. The costs of data breaches are increasing – as is the time it takes […]

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Introducing Generation Z to P-TECH

Author: Liz Hampton, Corporate Citizen Manager, IBM New Zealand Creating Pathways In Technology I’m an IBMer collaborating with two local schools, The Warehouse Group, Ministry of Education and the Manukau Institute of Technology to bring the programme called P-TECH (or Pathways in Technology) to New Zealand.  As part of that journey, we are running a […]

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The AI sommelier making you the wine expert

Standing in front of a wall of wine bottles trying to find something that you’ll like can feel futile. One online wine retailer is using artificial intelligence to help find what you’re looking for.  Author: Alex Braae, Staff Writer of The Spinoff. Originally published on The Spinoff. It can take a lifetime to truly become […]

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Harnessing tech to save Australia’s beaches

Author: Dr Adam Makarucha, Data Scientist, IBM Systems Australia is blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful coastline. Our island nation is home to more than 10,000 beaches, ranging from a few dozen metres to hundreds of kilometres long. But increasingly, these iconic locales are slowly disappearing before our eyes. As a Data Scientist […]

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Notes from the G20: Healthy Nations, Sustainable Economies

Using innovation and technology to drive health equity and better outcomes for all Author: Dr Terry Sweeney, Managing Director, IBM Watson Health I was delighted to be invited by the Right Honourable Lord Cunningham (UK House of Lords) to speak at the G20 Health and Development Partnership in Japan last week. I want to congratulate […]

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Behind this AI is the woman shaping its future: Meet Lee Hatton, UBank

Like our children—we build artificial intelligence (AI) in our own image. All is inherited: our bias, inclinations, habits, good and bad intentions are transposed into 1s and 0s, and then absorbed by these synthetic-thought thinking machines. AI is better for it. It’s true: companies leading the way in artificial intelligence have come to realise the […]

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Progress Begins with Pride | Creating an LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Culture

Fifty years ago in the early morning of June 28th, a clash between activists and police outside the Stonewall Inn in New York started an international movement for LGBTIQ+ rights. Now, many countries mark that event with a ‘Pride’ celebration in June each year. In Australia on June 26th, 1978, a small group of protestors […]

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Navigating cybersecurity standards for financial institutions

Learn how to prepare for APRA Security Standard CPS 234 Authors: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security A/NZ IBM Global Markets – Cognitive Solutions Unit Industry Platforms & Ruby Li, Associate Partner, IBM Security From 01 July, 2019 APRA Security Standard CPS 234 will impose new cybersecurity requirements on financial institutions. The standard aims to improve […]

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Unlock new value from data with AI and IoT

Business environments have become more demanding, ratcheting up the pressure on leaders who are already grappling with a world in transformation. Executives and shareholders demand a greater return on investment. Your staff demands more efficient workplaces and streamlined processes that make their jobs more productive and rewarding. And customers expect products that aren’t just keeping […]

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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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