What “software everywhere” means for IoT product development

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 20, 2017 | Business, Connected Software, Continuous Engineering...

The connected world of today means that software is everywhere. Your home, your car, your workplace — anywhere you go, software is running in the background. It’s all powered by trillions of lines of code and complex systems. Think about this: a high-end car has more lines of code than an F-35 Fighter Jet…100 million! ...read more

Genius of Things 2017: Shanghai

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 2, 2017 | Conferences

I was lucky to be a part of the Genius of Things event in Shanghai, where we were joined by hundreds of clients. The Chinese market is primed to take advantage of the Internet of Things: It was valued at 71 billion RMB (~ $11 billion USD) in 2015 and is projected to grow to ...read more

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

Written by Chris O'Connor | September 6, 2017 | Asset Management, Manufacturing, News / Press release

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 ...read more

IoT is changing the way manufacturing organizations create value

Written by Chris O'Connor | September 1, 2017 | Manufacturing

IoT for manufacturing can help transform your business by applying industry-leading analytic and cognitive capabilities. This can help quality, operations, warranty and maintenance personnel obtain greater value from production assets and processes. To capture the potential of the cognitive manufacturing transformation, we focus on three key pillars of manufacturing that drive the highest improvement. 1. ...read more

Driving industry advancements with Watson IoT and Blockchain

Written by Chris O'Connor | July 19, 2017 | Asset Management

This is the year that we are seeing business networks based on blockchain put into production around the world. Early adopters are using this technology to reimagine their industries, developing new ways of interaction that reduce friction and foster innovation. There are a multitude of companies working with IBM to implement blockchain solutions for various different use cases. ...read more

IDC MarketScape names IBM Watson IoT a Leader in IoT Platforms

Written by Chris O'Connor | July 11, 2017 | News / Press release, Platform

An IoT platform must connect devices, must collect data, must handle thousands of vendors, dozens of standards and must be able to scale to millions of devices sending billions of messages. To deliver true value beyond the basics, it must add cognitive, security, privacy, insight generation and close loop automation. With these capabilities and the ...read more

IBM and Cisco: Understanding critical data on the network edge

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 28, 2017 | Business

Last year, IBM and Cisco announced a global collaboration to provide instant Internet of Things insight at the edge of the network. Together, we are enabling businesses and organizations in remote and autonomous locations to tap into the combined power of IBM’s Watson IoT Cloud and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge and fog capabilities to more deeply understand ...read more

IoT Slam Live is almost here!

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 16, 2017 | Conferences

IoT Slam Live is happening next week on June 21 – June 22 and I am very much looking forward to keynoting this high caliber event. There is a fantastic set of presenters that are sure to deliver meaningful takeaways and actionable insights which can be implemented right away. As the Internet of Things transforms ...read more

Rethinking manufacturing in the digital age

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 14, 2017 | Manufacturing

The digital age has brought with it a new way of thinking about manufacturing and operations. Labor rate changes in emerging economies, coupled with challenges associated with logistics and energy costs, are influencing global production and associated distribution decisions. Significant advances in technology, including big data and analytics, the Internet of Things, robotics and additive ...read more

The cognitive drone and the promise of IoT

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 1, 2017 | Blog

In ten short years, the Internet of Things has made the leap from conceptual to actual. Early predictions for IoT that once seemed out of this world are starting to feel more like an understatement. As the IoT becomes ubiquitous, we see a steady push to adapt IoT technologies to industry-specific applications to save money ...read more

Enabling Seamless Transactions with the Internet of Things

Written by Chris O'Connor | April 29, 2017 | Payments

As the Internet of Things continues to grow and drive a more connected world, it is changing the way we live, shop and pay by moving data and the point-of-sale to wherever the consumer wants it to be. Payment tokens are being put in devices like cars, elevators and wearables to create seamless transactions that ...read more

Developers come together to make IoT ideas a reality

Written by Chris O'Connor | April 5, 2017 | Buildings

Picture a resident living in a modern apartment complex. This complex rises to 100 floors and you are given key card access to all the facilities including parking and unlocking your front door. The moment you enter the complex, after swiping your card at the gate, the connected building knows that you are headed to ...read more