AI meets Bondi – An IBMer’s personal story

Written by Andrea Acton, External Relations Specialist, IBM Did you know that melanoma is the most common cancer among young people aged between 20 and 39, killing more young Australians than any other cancer? That farmers are 60 percent more likely to die from skin cancer than the general population?  Or that Australia is deemed […]

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Bondi Skin checks help train Watson

Written by Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research This month, IBM has been running a melanoma awareness campaign including an event at Australia’s famous Bondi Beach in Sydney – not just as a public education service – but a campaign to bring us one step closer to beating skin cancer. More […]

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Detecting Cancer Early

Written by Adrian Bowling, CEO and Founder of MoleMap Kiwis and Aussies love the outdoors, especially in the summer sunshine, but with that comes the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. With melanoma, the most life-threatening, early diagnosis is critical to improving survival rates. The work I’m doing with IBM Research to improve […]

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Women on a Mission

What if I told you that not too long ago, you could apply for a job and be hired as a Computer? You wouldn’t be given one when you walked in on your first day, and you wouldn’t be sitting at one all day – you were hired as the computer. Your job would be […]

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Women in IT: Where to next?

Elinor Swery, Technical Consultant, IBM New Zealand. 29/8/16 I recently showed a picture taken at an ordinary team meeting to a number of friends who also work in IT. There was one thing that really struck me about this picture and I wanted to see if my peers would notice it. The picture showed 10 […]

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High end Fashion with Big Data

How One Designer Tapped Cognitive for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Jason Leonard, Director, Watson, IBM Asia Pacific. 13/8/16 Iconic Melbourne Couture designer, JASONGRECH and IBM are turning fashion on its head, launching a couture collection developed using IBM cognitive technologies to understand the latest, as well as next season’s runway trends. The JASONGRECH Cognitive Couture, the first […]

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Lisa Weightman; Mum, Olympian, IBMer

Do you think you could handle having your first child, qualifying for your third Olympics and excelling in your professional career as a senior managing consultant? Meet young mum, IBMer and Rio 2016 Olympian, Lisa Weightman, who has juggled all of this over the past two years. In between managing the responsibilities of work as […]

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Re-writing the Code for Women

Sadia Karim, Front End Developer, IBM Australia. 24/10/16 What comes to mind when I say ‘coder’? I can’t read minds, but I can probably guess – a guy in dark room, wearing a hoodie to cover his face (for some reason), typing vigorously on a computer as green letters and numbers scramble across a screen. […]

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