Can you turn plastic into hope?

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ A life changing event forever changed Shaun Frankson, founder of Plastic Bank. “Straight out of high school I joined a rock band. I thought I was living the dream. Then I woke up one day trapped in a bed. A car crash had almost killed me. […]

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IBM + MIT =

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ IBM + MIT = our inner geeks are dancing for joy at the news that IBM is partnering with the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Our plans are to set up a 10-year, US $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab […]

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Quantum 1.0.1

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing Quantum computing has the potential to be transformative because of its ability to solve complex world problems. Below are some quantum facts to get you primed. We’ve also included a beginner’s guide video presented by IBM’s Dr. Talia Gershon. Coffee – […]

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Accelerating Intelligence

Collated by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead, IBM A/NZ In Australia, Artificial Intelligence is no longer the future—it’s now here in our living rooms and cars and, often, our pockets. As the technology has continued to expand its role in our lives the high stakes race for Aussie businesses to harness cognitive systems is on. […]

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Watson Summit shows Kiwis that AI is here

 Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand On Wednesday I had the great pleasure of welcoming over 500 guests to our first Watson Summit in New Zealand. I say ‘first’ because we’ve had such an amazing response from clients, partners and the wider community, that we’re already underway planning the next one! There’s a real […]

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Aussie ants take a bow

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ While ants can be the villains of any picnic, in Network Earth they are the star turn in this award-winning short thanks to IBMer Mauro Martino. Mauro is a scientist and artist who works in IBM’s Cognitive Visualization Lab. His mission is to build tools that […]

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Wild ducks of science

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ At IBM we have a saying – “Treasure wild ducks.” Our former IBM chairman Thomas Watson, Jr. knew how important it was to work with people who question the way things are and challenge the status quo. Below we celebrate some of our favourite wild ducks […]

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Marketing in the Cognitive Era

Written by: Michelle Zamora, Head of Marketing, Banking, Insurance, Cognitive, Analytics, Software, IBM Australia Chat-bots, virtual agents, robotics – oh my! I am often asked about which APIs and AI technology that can improve customer experience. Artificial Intelligence enables businesses to personalise and create more effective customer experiences and improve ROI. At the core, artificial […]

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Five things we learnt about customer-led organisations

Written by IBM staff writers. “The customer knows best” may seem like an age old saying, but organisations with a customer-led approach are enjoying a suite of benefits including impressive business growth and customer retention. When it comes to putting the customer first, Bendigo Bank is leading the charge, standing top of the podium in […]

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How AI is shaping the future of video

The expansion of the internet, faster connections, increased data and easy access to Wi-Fi has spurred the growth of digital video viewership across the world. More than 62 per cent of internet users globally will watch video online this year according to eMarketer and KPCB has found it accounts for 74 per cent of all […]

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Personalised Shopping, with a Cognitive Touch

Written by: Ian Wong, Consumer Industries, IBM Retail in the Cognitive Era As technology continues to advance, we have seen a shift in customers’ expectations, which, in turn, has led to retailers rethinking their strategy. With mobile devices in every pocket and retailers trying to increase their online presence, consumers now have the choice to […]

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What happens when we all live to 100?

Written by: Priscilla Rogers, IBM Senior Manager – Cognitive Health & Life Sciences Research What happens when we all live to 100? A centenary of life was once a rare privilege, with just 120 Australians reaching 100 only 40 years ago[1]. Today we have more than 3,000 centenarians[2] and this is estimated to increase to […]

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