Ryan Boyles

By Ryan Boyles on April 26, 2017

Designing for success: Start with who, not what

In between the many different discussions going on in and around the IBM Booth this week at Hannover Messe, I caught up with Marcel Baron, from the IBM Global Electronics Center of Competency.  Marcel is a Senior Managing Consultant focused on Digital Strategy and Design Interactive Experience. It is Marcel who designed several of the […]

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By Ryan Boyles on January 15, 2017

NAIAS: Taking humans out of the driving experience

This afternoon, Donna Satterfield moderated a discussion about the digital brain of cars. Donna is the VP of Auto, Aerospace and Defense in IBM’s Global Business Services group, so safety and security was top of mind for this panel. If auto makers want to take people out of the driving environment, there are many obstacles […]

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By Ryan Boyles on January 15, 2017

NAIAS: Using maps and IoT to find accessible destinations For Olli

I had the opportunity to explore amazing map technology with an incredible Watson IoT technology partner called Mapbox at the North America International Auto Show this week in Detroit. Last year I had the change to ride Olli – a self-driving mini shuttle built by Local Motors in a 3-D printing auto micro factory. Olli features […]

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By Ryan Boyles on January 12, 2017

Innovating the way we move and work with IoT

Digital innovation is driving changes in the way we work. IBM has been at the forefront of this movement, working with clients to drive the development of technology to improve professional mobility and productivity. There are several challenges to overcome in the way that employees travel to and from work environments. Likewise, there are undeniable […]

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By Ryan Boyles on January 7, 2017

How students and families can help build accessible technology

IBM had the privilege to be involved in two panels at CES on Friday, 6 January 2017, to explore topics critical to the present state of STEM education and future innovations in accessible technology. These incredibly fascinating panel sessions looked at challenges through the historical lens of the new ‘Hidden Figures’ film and by examining […]

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By Ryan Boyles on January 6, 2017

Design Thinking at CES – it’s not about the tech, it’s all about people

Jason Kelley started the session this morning in the IBM Client Center at CES with a simple question. “What is cognitive?” He asked the audience. There were several curious IBMers and IBM clients in the audience. I spoke up: “It’s about using insights to make better decisions with data.” Another person answered: “It’s about machine […]

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By Ryan Boyles on December 15, 2016

Star Wars Rogue One: what a droid can teach you about the IoT

A long time ago, in a movie theater far far away, I experienced my first big screen encounter with a connected, smart device. Watching the dark, swashbuckling 1980 Star Wars sequel, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, at the age of 5 not only was the first film I watched in a movie theater, but I now […]

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By Ryan Boyles on August 11, 2016

Team up and connect: an IoT soccer project for good causes

Analysts project that by 2025, data from connected devices will yield insights driving potential economic value of as much as $11 trillion*. Yes. TRILLION. Dollars. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is still lofty. How do connected devices improve the lives of individuals and society to equate to such a large dollar value? […]

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