By Francois Spruyt on September 22, 2017

The Internet of Things, Cloud and Analytics: The New Frontier in Protecting the Endangered Rhino

Francois Spruyt, Chairman Welgevonden Game Reserve Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa features 37,000 hectares (the equivalent of just over 90 thousand acres) of diverse landscapes and geology, and is home to much of the African continent’s stunning wildlife. South Africa is also home to most of the world’s remaining rhinos. At Welgevonden you will […]

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By Jen Clark on September 20, 2017

Presentation: new business models driven by cognitive intelligence

Last week’s IAA event in Frankfurt was the place for people passionate about the automotive industry to come together, play with new ideas, investigate new business opportunities and share their thoughts on where the industry will go next. Among them was Stefan Schumacher, IBM’s Global Director for Connected Vehicle & Mobility Services, who discussed new, […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on September 19, 2017

How the Internet of Things and water utility companies are making a splash

Imagine waking up with no running water. How would that impact your morning routine? Would you have enough bottled water on hand to get ready for work? If this lack of water lasts all day or all week, it would become truly problematic. No running water to flush the toilet. No water to brush your […]

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By Niklaus Waser on September 18, 2017

Laptops and Lederhosen: meet Sepp, Motel One’s robot employee

Always wanted to chat to a robot in Lederhosen? Now is your chance! Meet Sepp, Motel One’s stylish employee. He is already dressed to the nines in his Lederhosen, typical Bavarian attire, just in time for the biggest beer festival in the world – Oktoberfest! Oh, and he just so happens to be a robot. Sepp […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 14th September 2017

It’s all about Apple this week, as the unveiling of the iPhone X and Apple Watch 3 are greeted with mixed reactions. In other news, we’ve been putting in a showing at Frankfurt’s international motor show (IAA), where autonomous tech and cars that combine transport, PA capabilities, entertainment systems and retail hubs in one are […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

City of Tomorrow: The Integration of Everything

On Thursday September 14th Ben Stanley, Automotive Research Lead from IBM’s Institute for Business Value, spoke at IAA 2017 about the changing ways consumers will engage with their vehicles. Ben explored the promise of self-enabling cars, the power of cognitive technology to offer a connected experience and the willingness of consumers to embrace these new capabilities. […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

The cognitive effect on automotive

The automotive industry is experiencing a paradigm shift. Today’s vehicles are no longer just for transport. Instead, they are moving data centres with the potential to offer consumers access to in-car services like on-the-go toll and parking payments, weather data, automatic route calculation and much more. In the week that Frankfurt hosts its well-renowned international […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

ZF, UBS and IBM bring blockchain to in-vehicle payments

The announcements are coming thick and fast at Frankfurt’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) this week. Today, IBM revealed an exciting project in collaboration with ZF Friedrichshafen AG and UBS: to develop the first blockchain-based automotive transaction platform for mobility services. This shared ledger technology will enable secure and transparent in-vehicle payments, so that motorists can pay for tolls, parking, […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

IBM at the me Convention 2017

A mere 20 minutes from this year’s IAA event in Frankfurt, a new convention is born – one that will run in parallel with the famous international motor show. This event is the me Convention:  a festival-style feast of creativity, design and technology served up through panel sessions, keynotes, workshops and art installations, running from 15th-17th September. […]

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By Bruce D Baron on September 12, 2017

How IWMS, IoT and Analytics raise building occupancy experience levels

According to a recent Smart Building report from Aberdeen Group, modern Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) – driven by IoT, analytics, and cognitive computing – are central to the rise of the smart building. Buildings and workplaces are massive generators (and consumers) of data. The capture and analysis of data enable organizations to gain deeper […]

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By Renata Mattos on September 8, 2017

Retail industry undergoes transformation with the IoT

We’re writing today our shopping list for the future. Until the 1950s, most people shopped in small markets. They told a clerk what they wanted, and the clerk selected goods from the shelves or from the little stock at the back of the store. On June 26, 1974, at a Marsh chain supermarket in Troy, Ohio, […]

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By Chris O'Connor on September 6, 2017

Army Re-Ups with IBM for logistics, savings and vehicle health

When the government saves money, we all win. Over the last four years, the U.S. Army has avoided about $15 million per year in operational costs by paying only for the cloud services it actually consumes. Working with IBM since September of 2012, this partnership has enabled the Army to create significant operational efficiencies across its […]

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