Industry Insights

Join us in discussing the latest news, research, and industry insights surrounding the communications, media and entertainment industries from a top-level view.

AI: Here Now and Delivering

Machines that think! AI was on the cover of Time Magazine with an image showing Rodin’s statue ‘The Thinker’ embodied as circuitry in a microprocessor.  It was the late 1980s and AI was an exciting field, promising to solve a whole new range of problems.  I had just joined the workforce with a major in […]

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Failure Taught Us How to Succeed

There’s a heartwarming story around the birth of the internet that most might not recall. Common knowledge says the internet – and in many ways the first global network – was created in 1969 by a small team at the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). Looking back it would seem that the network was […]

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Agile Lifecycle Management

Machines that think! AI was on the cover of Time Magazine with an image showing Rodin’s statue ‘The Thinker’ embodied as circuitry in a microprocessor.  It was the late 1980s and AI was an exciting field, promising to solve a whole new range of problems.  I had just joined the workforce with a major in […]

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IoT monetization by telcos: Hype or hope?

When we talk to telcos about where they’re going to generate new revenue, almost all of them have the internet of things (IoT) high on their list. IoT is going to be huge after all, with billions of connected devices worldwide. Many telco CEOs have made bold statements about how much revenue they’re going to generate from […]

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Creating a Cognitive Network

Recently, on a trip to a major Asian city, I found myself working with our driver to navigate a city I did not know in incredibly heavy traffic that made a 5 minute trip a 30+ minute saga.  I knew where we were, I knew where we wanted to be, and using finger pointing, head […]

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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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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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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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First-Mover Advantage for Telecoms Embracing IP Services

Recently, I have been spending time with carriers and service providers (CSPs) discussing plans to transform from legacy TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) services to Internet Protocol (IP) based services in the future.  Telecoms Embracing IP Services is necessary because: •    The cost of maintenance. Both the parts and people who understand legacy equipment are making […]

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