Laura Langendorf

Jump start your reinvention at the IoT Slam

Written by Laura Langendorf and Ryan Boyles | June 20, 2018 | Events

Let’s start with the obvious. The Internet of Things is changing everything. What’s not so obvious, however, is how best to leverage these powerful tools in your business. Technologies like AI, IoT sensors, VR and blockchain aren’t for the faint of heart. To succeed, you need a vision, a strategy, a willingness to collaborate, and ...read more


Nine “genius” moments with the oil and gas industry in Houston

Written by Laura Langendorf | May 14, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Energy and Utilities, Events...

“Everything’s bigger in Texas.” At least that’s those of us who live here like to say. Yet when it comes to the oil and gas, and the petrochemical industries, we’re pretty spot on. It started with the first oil gusher in 1901. And now, Texas produces more than one-third of the nation’s crude oil and ...read more


Developers, what happens when you design for “system of systems”?

Written by Laura Langendorf | May 3, 2018 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

How many of us grasp just how connected we’re becoming? The concept of the “connected world” has enormous – and transformational – implications. Because not only are individual things becoming more connected, each “thing” is of often part of a larger system: a system of systems (SoS). Narrowing it down, how many of you engineers, ...read more


Why celebrate World IoT Day? We can start with Industry 4.0

Written by Laura Langendorf | April 9, 2018 | Blog, Manufacturing

Today is World IoT Day. Established in 2010 by the IoT Council, it’s an open invitation for the Internet of Things (IoT) community to recognize and celebrate the power that IoT has to transform our communities, our businesses and our lives. And with an IoT market expected to explode to $14.2 trillion USD by 2022, ...read more


Think Wednesday: Seven “thoughtful” moments

Written by Laura Langendorf and SARAH DUDLEY | March 21, 2018 | Conferences, Events

Yesterday was amazing. But if anyone thought Think was slowing down … not at all! We are in the home stretch at our largest IBM event ever. Yes, it’s a bit crowded here, but it’s a crowd of people ready to be part of the new world of AI. Below are some of the highlights from our Wednesday. ...read more


The Daily Think: Tuesday edition

Written by Laura Langendorf | March 20, 2018 | Conferences, Events

Welcome to Tuesday edition of the Daily Think. It’s your bite-sized list of the “must-see, must-do” at this week’s Think, the IBM event for all of us. And – while I’ve got some great recommendations – if you take nothing away from this, remember one word: Keynote. Because today, we’ve got two of the biggest ...read more


The Daily Think: Monday edition

Written by Laura Langendorf | March 19, 2018 | Conferences, Events

After so much time, planning, and effort, Think is finally here! IBM’s first-of-its-kind event is happening this week in Las Vegas. And IBMers, industry experts, clients and partners are gathering together to learn, share, network and have fun. If you can’t join us in person, you can still join online. World-changing ideas deserved to be shared, ...read more


Think Monday: Six “thoughtful” moments

Written by Laura Langendorf and Sarah Dudley | March 19, 2018 | Conferences, Events

It is alive! Think, that is. IBM’s first-of-its-kind event kicked off today. Below, we’re sharing  just a few of the moments that made today such a great opening day. 1. Think is a sensory adventure! From the moment you walked through the Las Vegas airport, it hits you … this is a big deal. And a ...read more


What makes you Think?

Written by Laura Langendorf | February 7, 2018 | Conferences, Events

That’s always the question, isn’t it? What inspires you? What motivates you? And what will help you rise above? And now there’s an answer for you: Think. Think is a first-of-its-kind event, March 19-22 in Las Vegas. It’s 40,000 people, coming together in a unique campus setting. It’s for those who seek inspiration and education, ...read more


#AccessibleOlli drives us forward at CES

Written by Laura Langendorf | January 12, 2018 | Automotive, Blog, Events

Did you know that 15 percent of us live with disabilities? That jumps to 25 percent for people 50+. And by the time we’re 65, half of us will have one or more impairments. That’s why #AccessibleOlli was such a draw at this year’s CES with it’s very worthy mission: autonomous for all of us. ...read more


5 smart reasons to find us at CES

Written by Laura Langendorf | January 8, 2018 | Events

What better way to start of 2018 than with this year’s CES. For the past 50 years, it’s been a proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies. This year, major expectations center around smart cars and (our favorite) the Internet of Things. Of note is the keynote by Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who will share Ford’s ...read more


National Cookie Day, the IoT way

Written by Laura Langendorf | December 4, 2017 | Blog

As if we needed another excuse to indulge during the holidays … Happy National Cookie Day! It’s the 30th anniversary of this delicious event, designed to get us baking, sharing and eating. And we do love our cookies; each year, we spend more than $550 million  … on just Oreos! Bitesized cookie history Before we ...read more