IoT is on the front line in the fight to save South African rhinos

Author: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ South Africa is home to nearly 70% of the 29,500 rhinos left on planet Earth. There are approximately 48,000 black rhino and 20,000 white rhino surviving in the wild. Every day, three rhinos in South Africa are killed. Protecting these beautiful animals from poachers and extinction requires […]

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Blockchain: Transforming insurance transactions

Author: By Shahid Saiyad, Blockchain Lead, IBM New Zealand Insurance has been essential for the expansion of global commerce. The risks that can be insured today would have been unimaginable when the first exchanges were created centuries ago – and account for a record spend on premiums in 2017 of NZ$5.7b*. Those early insurers could […]

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Relive #ThinkAU and #ThinkNZ

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, New Zealand at IBM Intriguing and Inspirational – My Take on THINK Our world is changing, technology is enabling businesses to disrupt and individuals to rise up and change the status quo. THINK, held in Auckland on 1st May, and Sydney on 4th May showed thousands of delegates how to […]

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Join Tinker, the TJBot, in the Swift Playground

Say hello to Tinker the TJBot. Tinker was created by IBM research and is a virtual robot who lives all by himself in a small screen. However, like Pinocchio who only ever wanted to be a real boy, all Tinker wants is to be a real robot. Working with the kids in your life you […]

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Where technology meets humanity

Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer A/NZ Think has packed up and left Las Vegas and is now heading down to Australia and New Zealand. We have speakers flying in from all over the world, and homegrown innovators and inventors, that will challenge you to think differently. The theme of our one-day event in Auckland […]

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Changing the Way the World Works: IBM Research’s “5 in 5”

Author: Arvind Krishna, Head of IBM Research Our mission at IBM is to help our clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example of that than IBM Research’s annual “5 in 5” technology predictions. Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of IBM Research’s global labs – five […]

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We need a more open debate on AI and ethics in the boardroom

Author: Peter Collins, director, Centre for Ethical Leadership With spending on artificial intelligence forecast to reach $57.6 billion in 2021 — up from $12bn last year — it’s no surprise that nearly 85 per cent of executives believe AI will bring competitive advantage to their organisations. However, as the adoption of AI accelerates, the ethical […]

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RansomWorms & Bad Rabbits made many WannaCry in 2017

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, IRIS Asia Pacific, IBM Security Destructive RansomWorms wreaked havoc globally and caused massive financial losses in 2017. Attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit contributed to an estimated USD8 billion cost to businesses last year, taking into account downtime, ransom payments and other impacts. But it wasn’t all bad news. IBM […]

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IBM at The Masters 2018

Author Dane Gambrill, Business Unit Executive IBM Watson Media & Cloud Video – Asia Pacific Over the next few days, many of us will watch and experience the 2018 US Masters. For our region, many professional players from India, Korea, Thailand, Fiji & Australia have made the cut and will compete against some of the world’s great […]

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An evening with President Barack Obama

Author: Mike T. Smith, Managing Director, New Zealand at IBM This week I had the privilege of attending the invitation-only dinner with President Barack Obama at the Auckland Viaduct Event Centre. Barack spoke for about seventy-five minutes. It was completely captivating, and I thought to share my key takeaways. 1.      Surround yourself with diversity He mentioned […]

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IBM Think 2018: Five Things You Need to Know from Vegas

It’s been a busy week at IBM. We hosted our flagship THINK Conference in Las Vegas and welcomed some of the greatest minds in technology and business to take to the stage. Since we couldn’t all make it to Sin City, we’ve wrapped up all the key updates from CEO, Ginni Rometty kicking everything off […]

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How artificial intelligence is bringing us closer to cracking the code of epilepsy

By Stefan Harrer, Research Manager, IBM Research – Australia Imagine living a life of extreme caution with a fear of not knowing when everything could just stop, you lose control. Because you suffer from the most common serious brain disorder known to us. Epilepsy. The unpredictability of seizures cripples your ability to lead a normal […]

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