Thought Leadership

Join us in discussing the latest news, research, and industry insights surrounding the interactive experience from a top-level view.

Irene Pedruelo, Director & Editor of Insights & Research, DoSomething.org

IBM iX thinkLeaders presents a fireside chat with Irene Pedruelo, Director & Editor of Insights & Research, DoSomething.org and Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Agency Services, IBM iX. Subscribe to IBM thinkLeaders! Learn more about IBM iX

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Michiel Vandendriessche & Sam Hendrickx, Co-founders, Craftworkz

Fireside chat at THINK 2018 with Michiel Vandendriessche & Sam Hendrickx, Co-founders, Craftworkz — moderated by Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Agency Services, IBM iX. Subscribe to IBM thinkLeaders! Learn more about IBM iX

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Danny Guillory, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, AutoDesk @ THINK 2018

Fireside chat at THINK 2018 with Danny Guillory, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, AutoDesk— moderated by Nancy Kramer, Chief Evangelist, IBM iX. Subscribe to IBM thinkLeaders! Learn more about IBM iX

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Shaun Frankson, Co-Founder, Plastic Bank @ THINK 2018

Fireside chat at THINK 2018 with Shaun Frankson, Co-founder, Plastic Bank— moderated by Robert Schwartz, Global Leader, Agency Services, IBM iX. Subscribe to IBM thinkLeaders! Learn more about IBM iX

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Think Conference Wrap Up: Incumbents Strike Back

Our first ever Think Conference has come and gone, and I continue to be energized and excited by the insights shared at this global meeting of the minds. There are so many technologies and disruptions at work in our economy, and this year’s Think touched on all of them, from the Cloud to Blockchain, to […]

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thinkPod @SXSW 2018: Math and a Little Moral Courage feat. Gina Ortiz Jones, TX-23 Congressional Candidate

In our fourth installment of thinkPod @ SXSW 2018, Robert Schwartz, Head of Agency Services at IBM iX, sits with Gina Ortiz Jones, TX-23 Congressional Candidate. They discuss Gina’s inspiring back story, the importance of diversity, and the need to close the digital divide in rural districts Want more thinkPod @ SXSW? Check out our […]

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Blockchain Start Up Panel: ConsenSys, Big Couch, EduDAO

IBM’s Robert Schwartz talks to three leading Blockchain startups that are changing the face of the nonprofit, fintech, and media industries. Speakers: Amanda Gutterman, CMO, ConsenSys Irina Albita, Co-founder, Big Couch Christopher Lema, Chief Community Officer, EduDAO. Subscribe to IBM thinkLeaders! Learn more about IBM iX

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thinkPod @SXSW: Navigating the Red Tape feat. Joseph Kopser, Congressional Candidate in TX-21

In our third installment of thinkPod @ SXSW 2018, we are joined by Joseph Kopser, Congressional Candidate in TX-21. In this chat hosted by Amanda Thurston, Digital Marketing Services Leader at IBM iX, the two  discuss inspiring a new generation of workers, closing skill gaps and managing bureaucratic change. Want more thinkPod @ SXSW? Check […]

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Keep Your Brand Relevant in a Voice-First World

With recent advances in AI, including natural language processing (NLP), voice will be the next big paradigm in how we interact with digital devices. With the big tech companies racing to establish dominance of their respective voice platform, it’s only a matter of time until spoken dialogue will become the standard for digital interfaces. Whether […]

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Laura Walker, CEO, New York Public Radio

Laura Walker, CEO of New York Public Radio, sits down with Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Agency Services at IBM iX, to talk about creating an audio brand (not just a radio brand) at WNYC studios. Subscribe to IBM thinkLeaders! Learn more about IBM iX

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SXSW 2016: The Future Is Here, It Just Needs a Better Interface

“Two pizzas sitting on top of a stove top oven” No, that’s not a description of my typical dinner at this year’s SXSW Interactive festival (although it’s close.) That simple phrase is proof of the amazing advances that have been made in the science of machine learning. The phrase was automatically generated by a computer […]

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How Football Fans and Event Enthusiasts Helped to Design the New Mercedes-Benz Stadium Experience

It’s summertime here in the US, but soon autumn will arrive and that means the return of football. NFL fans will flock to stadiums across the country to tailgate and cheer on their favorite athletes and teams. At the Atlanta Falcons / Arizona Cardinals preseason game on August 26, more than 71,000 fans will walk […]

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