Is Australia really prepared for the Cyber Battle?

Written by: Glen Gooding, IBM Security Services Executive.   Hackers are on the loose. They are armed and they are dangerous. Every day, more of the devices and items around us are becoming digitalized and interconnected through the Internet of Things – all with the potential to be hacked. The digital age has made it […]

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Found in translation: Cognitive computing breaking down the language barrier

Danny May, CEO / Co Founder of Lingmo International, 13/6/17 Lost in translation. Not just a charming Bill Murray movie from the early noughties, but an experience all too common in our modern globalised world. As human beings, one of our most fundamental needs is to connect with those around us. This is evident throughout […]

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Australian food safety: Could blockchain be the unexpected solution?

Written by: Paul Sidhu, Blockchain Services, IBM.     Last week’s Australian food safety scare, which saw frozen berries sourced from China and Canada linked to three new hepatitis A cases, highlights the challenges of managing a modern-day global food supply chain. The impact of the globalisation of food, combined with constantly evolving consumer tastes, means Australia’s food […]

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Enabling Iconic Figures in Australia’s Treatment of Cancer

Written by Terry Sweeney, IBM Watson Health, Asia Pacific One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime[1]. That’s the latest alarming cancer statistic from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Its findings show a sharp increase in incidence from previous reports. It’s our nation’s leading cause of death, and has […]

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Chronic Disease – Are we blind to the problem?

Written by Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research Blindness. Simply the word evokes a fear in many of us. In fact, blindness is the second most feared medical condition among Australians, after cancer. It steals your independence. It significantly impacts your capacity to work. And it increases your reliance on support […]

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Good Neighbours, Great Innovation

Simon Hofmann, Marketing and Communications Leader, IBM NZ, 7/4/17 Ever since I was young I realised that being a good neighbour is important. Perhaps it was spurred by having to go next door to apologise to my neighbours after depositing cheeky notes in their letter boxes. The concept of being part of a community has […]

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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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