Conferences

By Jason Verly on August 8, 2017

The powerful enterprise asset management community you didn’t know about

Community. It’s not normally the word you’d think of when describing your experiences at a conference. A conference is supposed to be about travel hassles, hotel reservations, PowerPoint slide decks, and bad diet choices. But this conference felt different before I even arrived. MaximoWorld 2017 was held at the Disney Swan & Dolphin, which happened to be the […]

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By Jen Clark on July 31, 2017

IBM at Smart Summit 2017

On the 19th – 20th September 2017, the Business Design Centre in London becomes home to some of the world’s top players in IoT. We’ll be at Smart Summit 2017 to share the Watson IoT Platform’s revolutionary potential with over 180 visionary speakers, 60 exhibitors and 1,500 attendees. About Smart Summit Smart Summit is a two-day conference […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 16, 2017

IoT Slam Live is almost here!

IoT Slam Live is happening next week on June 21 – June 22 and I am very much looking forward to keynoting this high caliber event. There is a fantastic set of presenters that are sure to deliver meaningful takeaways and actionable insights which can be implemented right away. As the Internet of Things transforms […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 25, 2017

Blockchain: four use cases transforming business

Sky Matthews, CTO, Watson IoT, IBM, presented to a full house at the IoT World Forum, 2017, London, speaking about blockchain – arguably one of the hottest technologies around today, especially in IoT. Matthews discussed blockchain fundamentals and provided example customer experiences to illustrate how blockchain is being used to transform business networks in a […]

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By Kim Kemble on April 19, 2017

Closing the gender gap: Girls who code

As a long time IBMer and a girl who used to code, I have been transfixed – and reawakened – to the importance of gender diversity in the tech industry. This was my “AHA!” moment at InterConnect 2017. I graduated in 1982 with a Computer Science degree from Georgia Tech. Although it seemed like I […]

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By Scott Stockwell on March 22, 2017

InterConnect: The intelligent workplace of the future

IBM’s Brian Dalgetty, Offering Executive for Watson IoT welcomed Brett Lancaster, Ricoh’s Global Sales Director for Managed Information Services and Harman International’s Kevin Hague, VP Technology Strategy to join him on the stage. The panel came together to discuss the intelligent workplace of the future, how intelligent agents can help us do our work better, […]

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By Scott Stockwell on March 22, 2017

InterConnect: Mythbusters – how Watson works

Have you ever wondered how Watson, IBM’s AI works? Attendees at IBM’s InterConnect 2017 were able to find out from Rob High Jr. IBM Fellow, VP, CTO Watson, IBM Academy of Technology. Rob kicked off by defining the characteristics of what IBM sees as AI before busting a myth or four. Cognitive systems understand human […]

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By Jen Clark on March 22, 2017

Blockchain technology: the next generation of the internet

On Tuesday afternoon, Don Tapscott, author, consultant and entrepreneur, took us through the transformative power of blockchain technology, and its huge potential for change. Here’s what he had to say: I wrote a book in 1981 arguing that everyone was going to use this vast network of networks, and that computers would become tools for […]

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By Scott Stockwell on March 21, 2017

IBM, Watson, and the Royal Bank of Canada

Ginni introduced Bruce Ross, Group Head of Operations at the Royal Bank of Canada mentioning that both he and the organisation are pioneers. Bruce is the head of both technology and operations at the no. 1 bank in Canada. Legacy is a massive strength GR: How has banking changed? BR: Clients are looking for more […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 21, 2017

Watson standing strong to beat cyber bullying

Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady has a strong message for online bullies, “I don’t want you as my fan.” And to millions of fellow cyberbullying victims – many of them adolescents – he says, “be yourself, no matter what anyone else says, be strong.” Brady gets bullied too When I was first […]

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By Karen Lewis on March 21, 2017

Dehyping Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Dr. Sabine Hauert, President and Co-Founder of Robohub.org and Assistant Professor in Robotics at the University of Bristol, provided the InterConnect 2017 audience with an insightful (and interactive) discussion about robotics – highlighting the need for balanced media and communications around robotics and artificial intelligence. As a member of the Royal Society’s Working Group on […]

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By Jen Clark on March 21, 2017

How cognitive solutions are transforming HR: InterConnect 2017

With their capacity to absorb vast quantities of structured and unstructured data, cognitive solutions are creating unforeseen possibilities across every enterprise domain, including Human Resources. On Monday afternoon at InterConnect 2017, Duke Daehling talked us through the way cognitive solutions are transforming HR – from guiding staff on their next career move, to performance management, […]

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