Hannah Merry

By Hannah Merry on May 26, 2017

IoT (doesn’t) ruin movies: Passengers

For many of my adolescent years I wanted to be an astrophysicist. I took a huge interest in space, the stars, solar systems and everything which came with it. Watching Passengers was everything I hoped for, it has is everything I think of when I imagine futuristic space travel. Slick, seamless interior with efficient connected […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 15, 2017

IBM’s Harriet Green named as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2017

This year sees Fast Company name IBM’s Harriet Green as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2017. From senators to creative directors, this award gives recognition to leaders who are shaping the future of business in the most creative ways. Today’s quick shifting business landscape requires experts of business, art, technology, […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 10, 2017

New IoT security podcast series

This five part podcast series examines the facts that should be considered by individuals and companies when building and deploying IoT devices and solutions. Hosted by Diana Kelley, Global Executive Security Adviser, each week a panel of IBM security experts, including Tim Hahn, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect IoT security; Andras Szakal, VP, CTO for IBM […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 5, 2017

Security of IoT: 5 indisputable facts

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to become more embedded in our everyday lives, adding value to business and augmenting society for human and environmental gain. As we become more dependent on IoT it is important we prioritize cyber security to protect our investments and competitive advantages for businesses and for individuals across the globe. […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 3, 2017

Population increase and the smart city

There are many factors which cause the global population to fluctuate, with the post world-war II baby boom causing the most significant increase. Although population growth comes with many positive factors, such as increased numbers of workers, expansion of tax bases and increased consumer spending at local businesses, it causes huge strain on resources and […]

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By Hannah Merry on April 6, 2017

IoT and the World Cycling Track Championships

This year sees the UCI World Track Championships held in Hong Kong from April 12th-16th. Last year, IBM collaborated with Team USA to give the Women’s Team Pursuit a competitive edge by using real-time data to improve their technique on the track. As this partnership continues, cyclists learn to improve as they ride, using innovative […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 28, 2017

IoT: Reducing the effect of weather on industries

The weather has a direct, daily impact on us as it affects what we wear, our mood and the industries we work for. The Weather Company estimated that it’s the largest external factor affecting business performance, leading to $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone. The Internet of Things (IoT) can help improve our understanding of […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 21, 2017

InterConnect keynote: Ginni Rometty, Watson cloud

How cloud is changing business and the world IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO took to the InterConnect Stage to discuss how the Cloud is changing both business and society. She states that IBM’s cloud is the platform for the next era of business as it can help companies do things never done before. It enables […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 21, 2017

Girls Who Code: inspiring a generation of change-makers

Reshma Saujani CEO of Girls Who Code, joined Ginni Rometty on stage at IBM Interconnect to discuss how IBM has supported the company growth and has helped young girls break barriers with the technology industry. As a politician, Reshma visited hundreds of schools and the lack of females in the IT classes made her question […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 21, 2017

Watson standing strong to beat cyber bullying

Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady has a strong message for online bullies, “I don’t want you as my fan.” And to millions of fellow cyberbullying victims – many of them adolescents – he says, “be yourself, no matter what anyone else says, be strong.” Brady gets bullied too When I was first […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 10, 2017

Spring clean your data

Seasonal cues are a great way to promote good behaviour. When spring comes, for example, we clean our homes and put our material world to rights ready for a fresh start. But what about non-material things? Shouldn’t we spring clean those too? As times change, and the importance of materialistic items is overtaken by the valuable insights […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 8, 2017

5 benefits IoT is having on the mining industry

As the population continues to grow, there is increased pressure on the mining industry. Currently, 3.11 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuel are required by each person in their lifetime. The expectation for the next decade is that the Internet of Things will be used throughout the trade. The idea is that sensors generate […]

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