Lynne Slowey

Watson predicts the winners: Eurovision 2017

Written by Lynne Slowey and Demetre Quartey | May 10, 2017 | Blog

Yodeling rappers, dancing gorillas, a horse on a step ladder, excessive key changes – that’s right ladies and gentlemen, Eurovision 2017 is here, and this Saturday we’ll see who shines and sings to steal the show. I’ll admit I’m writing this post as an excuse to spend work time watching the rehearsals and reading up ...read more


#AccessibleOlli: Creating freedom in transport

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 22, 2017 | Automotive

Self-driving shuttle bus Olli has become something of a celebrity in the Automotive world. He’s made public appearances at World of Watson and CES 2017, and is already hard at work on the streets of National Harbor Maryland and Berlin. Now, Olli has become the centre of a new challenge: the #AccessibleOlli project – a ...read more


AT&T and IBM: Analytics with Watson

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 21, 2017 | Blog

Today at IBM InterConnect we learned that IBM are partnering with AT&T to support their enterprise customers IoT with data insights. This data is huge for business customers, but is only valuable with real-time meaningful insights. AT&T will be using a variety of IBM products including: Watson IoT Platform: to build the next generation of ...read more


Keynote: Welcome to InterConnect 2017

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 20, 2017 | Conferences

On stage at InterConnect 2017, Chris Moody, VP and GM, Data & Enterprise Solutions, Twitter, kicks off the session. As Twitter turns 11, Chris reflects on the transformative power of cloud technologies. ‘It has never been more possible than it is today, to change kids and technology’, he begins. ‘Anyone can change the world.’ ‘Like ...read more


What is a digital twin?

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 16, 2017 | Blog, Case Study, Digital Twin

We caught up with IBM’s Chris O’Connor at the Watson IoT Genius of Things summit to get the low-down on digital twin, and what it means. What is a digital twin? Digital twin is a virtual/digital representation of a physical entity or system. It involves connected “things” generating real-time data. That data is analyzed in ...read more


InterConnect: Welcome to InterConnect 2017

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 9, 2017 | Conferences

IBM InterConnect is coming to Las Vegas! From 17th – 23rd March, we’re offering an amazing opportunity to connect with foremost technical experts and innovators, network with your industry’s top dogs and discover a new cloud where your data works for you. The IoT team will be on the ground, sharing our findings on the ...read more


New IoT capabilities: IBM and partners Nokia, Seebo and Vodafone

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Blog

IBM and its partners are launching new innovations to help clients tap into the transformative power of the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, at the Genius of Things Summit, Munich, they announced the following new relationships utilising the Watson IoT Platform: Nokia IBM and Nokia are bringing together their respective IoT Platforms: Nokia Intelligent Management ...read more


Ricoh, IBM and the interactive whiteboard every company needs

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Blog

Back in October at IBM’s World of Watson event Harriet Green was joined on stage by Mona Abutaleb, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services, Ricoh Americas. They demonstrated the Ricoh interactive whiteboard, and showed how it is using Watson Natural Language Classifier and cognitive capabilities. Today, at the official opening of IBM’s Watson IoT headquarters in ...read more


CapGemini, Tech Mahindra, BNP Paribas and Avnet sign up to join IBM in their Watson IoT Center

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Blog

IBM have officially opened the doors to the Watson IoT Center in Munich, announcing a range of partners signed up to join them in the new building. The new $200 million global headquarters for Watson IoT in Munich, Germany will host a range of partners. They are all signed up to join the ‘collaboratory’ where ...read more


From automotive to mobility, the future of IoT for the car industry

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Automotive

We joined IBM’s John Kitchingman, Vice President, Global Sales Leader for Automotive at Watson IoT’s Genius of Things event… Looking back at some of the thought leadership IBM has published over the last few years, I noticed studies that examined how the auto industry would change. From both the product and business model perspective. It’s ...read more


Look who’s talking: KONE makes elevator services truly intelligent with Watson IoT

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Buildings

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has signed an agreement with IBM which will transform KONE’s operations and technology capabilities around the world. KONE’s newly launched 24/7 Connected services use the Watson IoT Platform to bring intelligent services to elevators and escalators. By connecting their elevators to the cloud, by listening ...read more


Winning the Best Picture Oscar: IBM Watson and winning predictions

Written by Lynne Slowey and Demetre Quartey | January 25, 2017 | Blog

It was big news yesterday with the 89th Academy Award nominations announced. And from now until 26th February we will discuss, debate, and review who deserves to win an Oscar, the biggest accolade in the film industry. But is there a way to win? Can patterns predict? Are there key themes that make an Oscar ...read more