Australia’s first generation of P-TECH students join IBM

Jade Moffat, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, IBM Australia & New Zealand When I first met Gabriel five years ago, I was introduced to a young, shy teenager with an infectious enthusiasm for all things tech, who happens to be visually impaired. Over the past five years I’ve had the privilege of watching his shyness melt […]

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Technology and Ecosystems: What next for ANZ’s regulated industries in the race to transform?

Author: Jason Price, Vice President, Technology, IBM Australia & New Zealand Just over three months into my new role leading our Technology Sales organisation in Australia and New Zealand, and spending a lot of time listening and learning from colleagues, clients and partners, I’ve been struck by what an important juncture we are at in […]

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Where are you on your Journey to Cloud?

Author: Dev Mookerjee, CTO Red Hat Synergy, Asia Pacific, IBM Global Markets Chances are last year you were working from home with a broadband connection being your work and social lifeblood. You have likely spent more hours meeting people on Zoom, Webex, Whatsapp, BlueJeans or other video conferencing applications than ever before. While we all […]

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So your personal information has been hacked. What now?

Author: Chris Hockings CTO & Master Inventor, IBM Security So you’ve checked what your friends are up to on Facebook, ordered a new outfit online and just opened an email to find an urgent alert from your favourite charity. The email says your name, address and other sensitive information may have been compromised due to […]

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Fractals – a way to see infinity

Ever wonder why a river, looks like a tree, looks like a leaf? IBMer Benoit Mandelbrot did. His quirky way of looking at the world led to the discovery of fractal geometry. Fractals have made it possible to mathematically explore the kinds of rough irregularities that exist in nature. Clouds are not perfect spheres, mountains […]

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Why quantum deserves your attention

Author: Dr Mohammad Choucair, CEO Archer Materials If I say to you that quantum computing represents the next generation of powerful computing, does that seem realistic? Will it happen? Or is it simply the dream of theoretical physicists?  I believe that quantum deserves our urgent attention today, not in some distant future. There are huge, […]

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Deliver in months what used to take years

Author: Jason Price, Vice President IBM Technology A/NZ It’s easy to remember 2020 for what went wrong. But in many ways, the crises of last year are already creating hope and transformation opportunities, both for society and business. Over the last year, businesses have developed new partnerships, capabilities and ways of working. And from IBM’s […]

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A new AI agent gives voice to a Samoan community

Author: Steve O’Donnell, IBM New Zealand’s Managing Partner for Global Business Services An AI-powered agent named Tala may open the door on a new way of measuring sentiment and getting feedback from New Zealand’s ethnic communities. Developed and designed by Beca, one of Asia Pacific’s largest advisory, design and engineering consultancies, The Talanoa Project is […]

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X-Force Threat Intelligence Index

Author: Stephen Burmester, Asia Pacific Leader, X-Force Incident Response Extraordinary circumstances defined 2020, from a global pandemic and economic turmoil to social and political unrest. Against this backdrop, cyber adversaries sought to exploit the necessities of communication networks, target supply chains and critical infrastructure, and reap profits by doubling down on ransomware, data theft and […]

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Mark your mark at Think Summit

Author: Benjamin Montague, Head of Brand Marketing, A/NZ & Think Summit Concierge  On February 18th, our premier event, Think Summit, is coming digitally to Australia and New Zealand. We have assembled an incredible line-up of leaders and changemakers to share their insights and advice on how they are achieving greater speed and flexibility to respond […]

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Identity theft: a personal and organisational threat

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand Identity theft is a growing phenomenon, affecting as many as 133,000 New Zealanders annually at a cost to the economy of as much as $209 million every year1. Typically, identity theft is used to perform financial transactions using accounts in another person’s name. These can be […]

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How agtech can lead Australia to a fertile future

Australian farmers have done it tough recently: years-long drought, bushfires, and floods. While tech can’t change the weather, it can help us manage it better. In September of last year, the Australian Council of Learned Academics (or, ACOLA) released its Future of Agriculture Technologies report. Commissioned by Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel, on behalf of […]

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