Progression in technology comes with progression of education. Hidden Figures, a 20th Century Fox film released January 6, 2017, highlights the opportunities involved when intelligent, courageous women take strides to create the math to send astronauts to the moon. At CES this year, I had the opportunity to sit down before a panel of very educated, inspired people on the opportunities which come through STEM education, advocacy for diversity, and implications of the film.
While this entire hour encouraged and cultivated an ideal of inclusion, the conversation surrounding exposure to these stories and technology is what encourages disruption and innovation. Rashid Davis, founding principal of the IBM program PTECH, stated “Disruption starts from within (homes, schools, families). We have an opportunity to uncover the “hidden figures” the ones laying the ground work, the ones creating change, and those who are involved in the background.”
As a women in the workforce, especially technology, I left this session feeling inspired to acquire more education. I feel honored to work for a company which is so inclusive of all people, and always has strived to be. I am proud to be an IBMer .
The total number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is expected to hit 10 billion by 2020. With this explosion of growth also comes an uptick in the conversations around how to use these devices and the data they generate to improve our businesses and our lives. At IoT World, North America’s largest IoT event ...read more
It’s been an exciting week as more than 12,000 people converged on the Santa Clara Convention Center for Internet of Things World 2019! Topics have spanned from connected cars and smart buildings to Industry 4.0 and developing an IoT Platform. In the full recap going out in the next few days, we will highlight the ...read more
IoT Exchange: Platform As you continue to unlock the most value from your IoT data, choosing the right platform is an obvious key to your long-term success. In my last blog, I discussed the five key reasons you should attend the Platform Academy at the IBM IoT Exchange. Now, I’d like to offer you a ...read more