Jay Akasie

Top 5 Insights from the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit

By now you’ve been reading (and watching – check out the video here) the many viewpoints of Steve Canepa, IBM Global Managing Director, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment Industry. He delivered a keynote address at the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit in May and we urge you to read more about his presentation. But we’ve distilled […]

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A Q&A with Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Variety

At the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit on May 9th, the magazine’s Co-Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Wallenstein, joined IBM’s Global Managing Director, IBM Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry, Steve Canepa, for a keynote conversation about how the media industry is using cognitive power and real-time consumer data to create a more personalized entertainment experience. I asked Mr. […]

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Here’s How Blockchain Maintains the Entertainment Dream

If you don’t think the music publishing business continues to change its tune at a rapid clip, consider that the “Father of American Music,” Stephen Foster, died with three pennies in his pocket. Sadly, one of Foster’s biggest hits was “Beautiful Dreamer,” published after his untimely death in 1864. Artists still record the tune to […]

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What if Astronauts Wore Augusta Green?

T-minus 10, 9, 8, 7, … Wait just a second. A countdown to a rocket launch set in the rolling fairways of Augusta National, the bucolic golf course that has been home to The Masters tournament for the better part of 85 years? Set amidst the fragrant magnolias and white clapboard cottages of the golf […]

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A Media & Entertainment Alliance Built on Organization

Sometimes in order to get the best Media & Entertainment solutions, look to history for a bit of inspiration. I have a feeling, for instance, that if Alfred P. Sloan were alive today, he would not only approve of the recent announcement of IBM’s partnership with Salesforce.com; he would probably endorse it because it’s all […]

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Uniquely Generation Z Survey Reveals a New Telecom Transformation

Have you read the new the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) global survey of 15,600 “Gen Z-ers” – consumers between the ages of 13 and 21? I just finished this must-read piece of research and I can’t help but recall a sci-fi TV show. One episode in particular. There’s a fascinating moment in the […]

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A History-Changing Moment for the IoT – In Case You Missed It

This week the world crossed a threshold that many people going about their daily lives might have missed. That is, the Internet of Things, which has been touted as the greatest development to connect humanity since the internal combustion engine, went officially from theory to reality. The threshold came in the form of an announcement […]

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