Karen Lewis

WaterBot: connected for safe water

Written by Karen Lewis | March 20, 2017 | Robotics

Water, water everywhere, but is it safe to drink? The nation’s public water systems are stressed. How utilities respond to this challenge and get support for increasing rates will require careful planning, strategic prioritization, appropriate rate structures, public outreach, and effective communication with all stakeholders. Replacing service lines nationwide would cost billions of dollars. If ...read more


Q.bo One: Leveling the playing field in AI and Robotics

Written by Karen Lewis | March 20, 2017 | Robotics

TheCorpora S.L. is a robotics and artificial intelligence company based in Barcelona, Spain. Founded 10 years ago when the company recognized a market opportunity to create low cost, open source interactive robots, Q.bo was the team’s first product. Developed and built from scratch, Q.bo has now been shipped to hundreds of customers, including a number ...read more


Fitly’s SmartPlate takes cognitive to heart with Watson IoT

Written by Karen Lewis | March 20, 2017 | Health and medicine, Sport and fitness

Fitly is a two-time Digital Health award winner with a proven track record for vetted technological innovation. Backed by medical, research, and financial institutions in the U.S. such as Penn Medicine, University City Science Center, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Fitly is creating a new category in healthcare aptly called “Culinary Medicine.” Fitly was first ...read more


Asking the experts: Insight from Indiegogo and IoT entrepreneurs

Written by Karen Lewis | March 17, 2017 | Interview

Recently at the Genius of Things summit in Munich, IBM announced an exclusive partnership with Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics to help bring new IoT ideas to life. The collaboration will bring together crowdfund-to-production services from Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things Platform. Indiegogo startups that join the new initiative will have ...read more


IoT Sense: Created for IoT developers and makers

Written by Karen Lewis | March 14, 2017 | News / Press release

Now you can get more from IBM Watson IoT Platform with IoT Sense. Created for developers and engineers like you, IoT Sense helps you: Innovate with new capabilities Test new recipes Read interviews with start-ups, engineers, developers and makers Stay up to date on current technical innovations including the latest from the Watson IoT Platform ...read more


Bragi interview: How to turn a beautiful idea into reality

Written by Karen Lewis and Ryan Boyles | March 2, 2017 | Interview

After yesterday’s Enabling IoT Platforms session at MWC 2017, we had a chance to interview Bragi’s Founder and CEO, Nikolaj Hviid, and Darko Dragicevic, Executive Vice President Partners and Solutions. Bragi, a hot new startup focused on the future of cognitive and hearables, is living proof of how to take a beautiful idea and make ...read more


Boosting performance with the power of analytics and IoT: USA Women’s Cycling

Written by Karen Lewis | March 2, 2017 | Sport and fitness

Here at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, the IBM Booth has brought in a slice of a velodrome to recreate a cycling team’s racing experience. The display includes one of the real USA Women’s Cycling Team Pursuit squad bikes – used by the riders to race. To keep it realistic, the IBM team worked with the ...read more


Using creativity to frame new technologies in a positive way

Written by Karen Lewis | March 1, 2017 | Interview

After writing the initial post about the Living Sculpture, I bumped into Michael Szivos, the chief architect responsible for the Living Sculpture installation. Michael Szivos founded SOFTlab after completing a post-graduate architecture program at Columbia University. In between SOFTlab, he also teaches design studio and seminars at Yale University and Pratt Institute. Here’s what we ...read more


Enabling IoT platforms to deliver business outcomes

Written by Karen Lewis | March 1, 2017 | Blog

A concerted effort Achieving real business outcomes with IoT is a concerted effort. By 2020, there will be more than 30 billion ‘things’ connected to the Internet, and most will use wireless networks to send and receive their data. IoT devices are expected to generate 180 zettabytes of data annually by 2025; data that will ...read more


Reinventing with Mobile, IoT and Cognitive: don’t be a dodo

Written by Karen Lewis | March 1, 2017 | Blog

It’s revolution, not evolution Opening with the theme of the IBM Thinking Sculpture set the tone for the afternoon sessions in the IBM Theater at MWC 2017. Topics explored included AI, Cognitive, and IoT – digging into the more practical aspects of using new technology to achieve great things. A different way of thinking Our ...read more


The First Thinking Sculpture: Inspired by Gaudi, created with Watson

Written by Karen Lewis | February 28, 2017 | Conferences

For Mobile World Congress 2017, architectural designers worked with Watson to create something they’ve never done before. The result is The First Thinking Sculpture. It’s the first sculpture that helped pick its own materials, shapes and colors. A sculpture that’s quite literally shaped by the emotions of the moment. Figure 1: The Living Sculpture Installation ...read more


Using blockchain and Watson IoT to purchase, activate and track an object

Written by Karen Lewis | February 27, 2017 | Interview

While on site at the Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona, we caught up with Joel Viale, an IBM certified IT Specialist, to talk about blockchain and IoT. Joel has been super busy showing customers how using blockchain and IoT together can help to create and monetize new business solutions. To help, he’s created ...read more