Cognitive computing

Halftime helper: Will the locker room of the future be cognitive?

The average NFL halftime lasts only 12 minutes.That means coaches have a mere 720 seconds to digest thirty minutes of football, analyze the performance of dozens of players, assess the health of the injured, rehydrate their team, and make real-time adjustments to a game plan that took weeks to develop. Oh, and if they have […]

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Upping their game: A glimpse of the next-generation in-stadium fan experience

It’s Sunday afternoon, halfway through the first quarter of the big game. All the yard work is done and I’m seated comfortably next to my son, food at our fingertips, phones in hand. We’re checking real-time fantasy stats, streaming games in other markets and watching highlights from across the league. It’s the way football was […]

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SXSW 2016 conversation prep: Must-read articles to discuss while networking

Are you in Austin, Texas for SXSW’s interactive conference? It kicks off March 11 and runs through March 15 (the sister film and music festivals continue to the 20th). If you’re there and prepping for client meetings, or simply gearing up for networking at various parties, we have put together a reading list from THINK […]

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IBM InterConnect 2016: Outthink limits and transform your business

Over 23,000 men and women attended this year’s IBM InterConnect held at Mandalay Bay and MGM hotels in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. From general sessions to speaker events and panel debates, the discussion centered around cloud, mobile, analytics and security. As the conference progressed, IBM and its business partners outlined a changing world, and what […]

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Sir Ridley Scott on science fiction and how it influences the future of tech

Sir Ridley Scott, the director of the Oscar-nominated film The Martian, has long looked to the future in his work. From Alien (1979) to Blade Runner (1982) and now The Martian (2015), he has created compelling and highly visual narratives that make alien discoveries and artificial intelligence seem very, very real and believable. For the […]

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The top 5 tech trends at THINK Forum Japan 2015

Here’s a look at the 5 major trends discussed at THINK Forum in Tokyo, Japan, which took place on November 18th, 2015. Senior executives from numerous leading Japanese companies, representing industries ranging from healthcare, to technology, to government, gathered to discuss the following trends:1. Cognitive is not a fad:We have now entered the Cognitive Era. […]

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CMO Live Chat with THINK Leaders

What challenges face chief marketing officers who seek to excel in data-driven leadership and the creation of engaging customer experiences? On February 9th we asked a panel of experts to share their wisdom on this topic and join us for a chat, which is archived in the comment section below. Our panel included: Carolyn Baird, […]

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Retail and Security Live Chat with THINK Leaders

Woman using mobile phone while shopping in supermarketEditor’s note: the live chat in the comments section is from January 28, 2016. As key purchasing moments increasingly move online, new opportunities for retailers to enhance their customer experiences emerge. Unfortunately, so do new opportunities for cybercrime and security breaches. Brian Kilcourse (@KilcoRSR), Managing Partner at Retail […]

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WEF Annual Meeting: Trends to watch in 2016

  Each January, world leaders and C-suite executives (and a few influential Hollywood stars and rock legends) gather for the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland to discuss pressing issues that affect the global economy and international culture. This year’s 2,500 attendees include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, […]

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NRF prep for CMOs: 4 key tech trends

  This National Retail Federation’s annual convention and expo opens on January 17 in New York and runs through January 20. If you’re a retail CMO or one of the 33,000 retail professionals flocking to the Javits center in Manhattan for “The Big Show,” you’ll likely have conversations with your peers and colleagues on topics […]

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CES 2016: Internet of Things moves from concept to reality

This year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas helped to prove the “Internet of things” (IoT) is no longer a buzzword but a reality, and everything from homes to cars to athletic gear will soon be connected. This is not only a technological shift, but also a business one. As IDC predicts, by 2020, […]

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Step-by-Step: Transform your business with cognitive computing

Photo credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM The greatest early potential for cognitive computing (systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose, and interact with humans naturally) is as a decision support system. Cognitive systems will churn through massive data sets—both structured and unstructured—and offer suggestions on anything from the treatment of a disease […]

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