Interview

Experts frame continuous engineering challenges and opportunities

Written by Luc Hatlestad | November 21, 2017 | Conferences, Continuous Engineering, Events...

A panel of IBM customers kicked off the 2017 Continuous Engineering Summit by discussing the myriad ways IBM solutions are helping them scale and streamline their operations and improve productivity and outcomes. More than 400 IBM customers and partners are gathered for the three-day event in New Orleans to learn more about how continuous engineering ...read more


The IBM QuickBYTES interview: Combitech AB/Saab

Written by Luc Hatlestad | November 10, 2017 | Conferences, Continuous Engineering, Events...

Ahead of next week’s Watson IoT Continuous Engineering Summit 2017 (November 15-17 in New Orleans), we’re asking attendees for some thoughts about the event and the latest technology trends. What are you most looking forward to at the CE Summit this year? As newcomer to this community, I’m hoping to learn about the frontier areas ...read more


Asking the experts: Insight from Indiegogo and IoT entrepreneurs

Written by Karen Lewis | March 17, 2017 | Interview

Recently at the Genius of Things summit in Munich, IBM announced an exclusive partnership with Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics to help bring new IoT ideas to life. The collaboration will bring together crowdfund-to-production services from Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things Platform. Indiegogo startups that join the new initiative will have ...read more


Meet Bret Greenstein, VP IBM Watson IoT Consumer Offerings

Written by Demetre Quartey | March 10, 2017 | Interview

I had a chat with one of IBM’s Internet of Things Subject Matter Experts, Bret Greenstein. I wanted to draw out as much knowledge and understanding of IoT and his involvement in IoT as I could. Bret has many years’ experience of technology and leadership in all aspects of IBM’s business, from hardware to software ...read more


Bragi interview: How to turn a beautiful idea into reality

Written by Karen Lewis and Ryan Boyles | March 2, 2017 | Interview

After yesterday’s Enabling IoT Platforms session at MWC 2017, we had a chance to interview Bragi’s Founder and CEO, Nikolaj Hviid, and Darko Dragicevic, Executive Vice President Partners and Solutions. Bragi, a hot new startup focused on the future of cognitive and hearables, is living proof of how to take a beautiful idea and make ...read more


Using creativity to frame new technologies in a positive way

Written by Karen Lewis | March 1, 2017 | Interview

After writing the initial post about the Living Sculpture, I bumped into Michael Szivos, the chief architect responsible for the Living Sculpture installation. Michael Szivos founded SOFTlab after completing a post-graduate architecture program at Columbia University. In between SOFTlab, he also teaches design studio and seminars at Yale University and Pratt Institute. Here’s what we ...read more


Using blockchain and Watson IoT to purchase, activate and track an object

Written by Karen Lewis | February 27, 2017 | Interview

While on site at the Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona, we caught up with Joel Viale, an IBM certified IT Specialist, to talk about blockchain and IoT. Joel has been super busy showing customers how using blockchain and IoT together can help to create and monetize new business solutions. To help, he’s created ...read more


Interview with Olivier Jouve: Director of Offering Management, Watson IoT Industry Solutions

Written by Hannah Merry | January 16, 2017 | Interview

Olivier Jouve is Director of Offering Management, Watson IOT Industry Solutions and Predictive Maintenance at IBM. He told me about what his job means, and how the Watson IoT Platform is connecting the physical world to the digital world. Let’s start with what Offering Management, Watson IoT Industry Solutions and PMQ means? Offering Management defines, ...read more


Meet John Cohn, IBM Fellow and IoT chief agitator

Written by Hannah Merry | December 22, 2016 | Interview

Let’s start by finding out about who you are and what you do at IBM? I’m an IBM fellow, I’ve been in IBM for 35 years, I joined the Watson Internet of Things (IoT) group in July 2015 shortly after it was created and in February of this year, I began working directly for Harriet ...read more


Kouvola Innovation: transforming the logistics industry with blockchain

Written by Cara Chin | December 20, 2016 | Interview

I first met Mika Lammi, Head of IoT Business Development for Kouvola Innovation, about six months ago. He had received a grant to outfit shipping containers with devices which would share data through a private blockchain. The city of Kouvola is a transportation hub of Finland and is the home to over 200 logistics companies. This ...read more


How to quickly scale IoT projects with global financing

Written by Julie Jordan | November 18, 2016 | Interview

I recently interviewed Herb Schultz, Portfolio Marketing Manager in IBM Global Financing. Financing offers extra flexibility to all IBM clients but is especially interesting for Watson IoT clients given the incredible acceleration in the space. I was keen to find out about how financing can help companies acquire world class IoT technology faster and more ...read more


Meet the cybercode twins, talking women in tech, and IoT at Watson Dev Con 2016

Written by Lynne Slowey | November 9, 2016 | Interview

Penelope and America Lopez, identical twin sisters, community activists, developers, and women in tech join IBM onstage at the Watson Developer Conference… Q: How did you get into tech? It was really a happy accident, I happened to be at a hackathon, and from there my teacher encouraged me to continue. She helped me go ...read more