Corporate Citizenship

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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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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Tackling ocean plastic and global poverty with blockchain

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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Catching up with Project OWL

Moments after the Project OWL team left the stage having won the Call for Code Global Prize in October 2018, CEO Bryan Knouse said his hope was the victory would help the team build more effectively and faster. He said the plan was to “continue to push this solution out to the people who need […]

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P-TECH tackles digital skills gap

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand New Zealand like many other countries is experiencing a digital skills shortage as a result of industries being reshaped by data science, AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity. The Digital Skills Forum reported in December 2017 that New Zealand has a growing digital skills shortage, primarily due to […]

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45,000 frog calls and counting

Author: Justine Jablonska, Content Director, IBM Industries Godzilla’s dark eyes are deeply set atop his head, giving him near 180° vision. His skin is a bright green. He loves eating insects and is a skilful climber. And like all Australian Tree Frogs, Godzilla has a distinctive croak: an earthy bark somewhere between a seal’s and […]

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Invention and inclusion: a two-way approach

Author: Fang (Florence) Lu – Master Inventor & Senior Solution Architect at IBM Research Patenting is my passion and inclusion is my responsibility as an inventor. We should always think about how we can include all of the population in the technology we create. Invention and inclusion work very well together, as they can work […]

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Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox

Author: Kylie McLean, Chief Digital Officer, IBM Digital Business Group Australia & New Zealand Today, 08 March 2019, marks International Women’s Day. As we celebrate the achievements of women all over the world, it’s also a time to reflect and look towards the future. While we have made progress, there is more we can achieve […]

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Equality is personal, even in business

Author: David La Rose, Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand Who has given you career opportunities over the years? Many of us have been recipients of another person’s time, support or encouragement. These opportunities occur every day in the workplace, but the statistics show men still receive opportunities more than women. This struck a […]

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Women have helped drive every era of technology

Authors: David Provest, Client Technical Advisor Global Markets and Tony Kha, Intern GTS (Solutions, Del and Transf) CIO Services (Network Deploy) At the Grace Hopper Conference, Ginni Rometty, our chairman and president said that “past is prologue. And it is a fact that women have helped drive every era of technology we have known to […]

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IBM EXITE Camps inspire girls to explore the world of STEM

Author: Amitee Goulton, IBM Business Analyst, Global Business Services When I started my journey with IBM in January, I was thrilled to learn about the local EXITE camp. I was quick to sign myself up to volunteer at the earliest opportunity. EXITE stands for EXploring Interests in Technology & Engineering. The camps are a worldwide […]

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Kiwis creating impact around the world

Author: Hayley Sullivan, HR Director, IBM New Zealand In my 15 years of experience working in HR departments in both New Zealand and the UK, across industries ranging from airlines to insurance, I’ve seen and worked on many different corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. However, IBM’s Corporate Services Corps (CSC) programme is unique, leveraging the […]

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