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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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By Jen Clark on March 20, 2017

Keynote: David Kenny on cloud technologies

David Kenny, senior vice president IBM Watson and Cloud Platform is spearheading the Watson technology platform development, as well as optimizing IBM’s public cloud for data and cognitive workloads. David joins speakers from IBM, Fitly, Indiegogo and American Airlines as he explores how businesses are increasingly coming to depend on cloud – to explore artificial […]

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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 […]

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By Kim Kemble on March 16, 2017

Innovation Playroom: InterConnect 2017

Upping the cool factor at InterConnect 2017 We can’t wait for InterConnect 2017, which is taking place in Las Vegas from 19-23 March. If you’re still trying to decide whether to go, we think we have just the thing to persuade you: The Watson IoT Innovation Playroom. The Playroom is a bit like science fairs you […]

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