Using Cognitive and Blockchain to drive innovation at the border

Cognitive Computing and Blockchain were areas of focus as officials representing customs, border security and immigration agencies from around the globe met in New York City as part of the 2016 CIBM Executive Forum (#2016CIBM). This year the forum focused on how agencies could leverage developments like cognitive computing and blockchain to drive innovation out […]

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Advanced Analytics Driving Social Services Breakthroughs

For the past several decades, major success stories from within the social services sector have been somewhat scarce. The complexities of intergenerational poverty, aging populations, addiction, abuse, unemployment, homelessness, rising health care costs and tightened budgets have exceeded the capacity of existing programs. New initiatives driven by big data and advanced analytics are shedding light […]

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Cognitive Government: Enabling the Data Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

Webster’s Dictionary describes cognition as the building of knowledge, something we as human beings have become very proficient at throughout the course of our history. What has also marked our human capability to build knowledge has been our ability to build, deploy and use tools and technology to augment our capability to learn. From the […]

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Leadership and technology to make public safety smarter

On July 1- 4 th of this year IBM Hosted the World Cities summit in Singapore. As part of this event a number of Smarter Cities Conversions with thought leader from both inside and outside of IBM were conducted. One in particular was a conversation with Mark...

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Smarter Parking: A Way to Make Cities More Livable

 Gerry Mooney, General Manager of IBM Smarter Cities has an article in the Washington DC, Examiner which talks about how the recent economic downturn has led to situation where many...

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Will Cloud Computing bring back the Celtic Tiger?

  Will the Celtic Tiger rise again? Taking a page out of their recent history when Ireland invested heavily in the nation’s ICT infrastructure the Irish Government is investing $1.2 Million Euros in building a new research program focused on Cloud...

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Analytics a Tool to Meet Big Data Challenges for Public Safety

  My colleague Mark Cleverley has writing a very good post entitled “ Making Sense of Big Data to Fight Crime ” on the Smarter Planet blog and as the title indicates public safety agencies are facing some very real data  challenges as we move into...

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Cloud Offers an Edge for Public Safety

 Law Officer Magazine published an article authored by Mark Cleverley, IBM director of public safety,  that highlights the value of using cloud computing to better manage the massive influx of data and reduce costs. The article dispels a number of...

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