Lynne Slowey

By Lynne Slowey on May 10, 2017

Watson predicts the winners: Eurovision 2017

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on March 22, 2017

#AccessibleOlli: Creating freedom in transport

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on March 21, 2017

AT&T and IBM: Analytics with Watson

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on March 20, 2017

Keynote: Welcome to InterConnect 2017

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on March 16, 2017

What is 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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on March 9, 2017

InterConnect: Welcome to InterConnect 2017

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on February 16, 2017

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

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on February 16, 2017

Ricoh, IBM and the interactive whiteboard every company needs

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on February 16, 2017

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

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on February 16, 2017

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

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on February 16, 2017

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

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 […]

Continue reading

By Lynne Slowey on January 25, 2017

Winning the Best Picture Oscar: IBM Watson and winning predictions

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 […]

Continue reading