Blog

Deep thoughts, light spin, John Cohn

Share this post:

Who says technology has to be so serious? Sure, advancements like quantum computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence are intense, no-nonsense innovations that are changing the world. Yet, there’s also a lighter side of tech. Especially when non-techies get excited and inspired by life-changing technology.

That’s what “The Desk” is all about. “The Desk” a new, snappy micro-talk show. It’s deep thoughts with a light spin on the intersection of business, culture and technology. Hosted by Matt Hooper of Live From Tomorrow, “The Desk” offers up playful banter between the host and his guests – business leaders who come from a variety of industries and backgrounds. Oh, and did I mention that the desk is on wheels? And that it drives through Central Park? While the guests are being interviewed? I’m not kidding.

Why am I blogging about this? Because our own IBM Fellow and Internet of Things expert, John Cohn, makes a special appearance.

In this inaugural episode, Matt interviews Kathryn Minshew. She’s the co-founder of The Muse, the elegant career website that helps 50 million people each year to navigate their careers. Kathryn shares her thoughts on “The Gollum Syndrome”, her own career trajectory and how she wants to see technology improve the travel experience. And that’s where John comes in, to talk IoT and transit in his own, brilliant way. By the way, if you’re not familiar with John, check out his TEDx on the importance of play.

But enough of me talking about “The Desk.” Go see for yourself and enjoy the first episode. Then message us on Twitter @IBMIoT to let us know what you thought. (And don’t forget to follow!)

More stories
By Chris O'Connor on October 18, 2018

There’s a new superhero in town: DATA, keeping your workers safe

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series about worker safety. Today, we are going to discuss the most important aspect of your organization: your people and their ability to safely be dispatched to keep the assets in your environment running. With 178 work related accidents every 15 seconds, and 374 million non-fatal injuries […]

Continue reading

By Matthew Mikell on October 8, 2018

Four credentials your SaaS vendor needs (hint: it’s not their software)

Advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Quantum Computing (QC) are rapidly redefining the capabilities within everyday applications and helping companies leapfrog their larger competitors. Many SaaS vendors embed these new and innovative technologies in their applications.  However, if you’re responsible for selecting new technology, you should consider that choosing the […]

Continue reading

By Steve Shoaf on October 5, 2018

There’s something for everybody at the Agile Engineering Summit!

On October 15-17 in Washington, DC, IBM is hosting its 5th event focused on software and systems engineering. Known in the past as IoT Continuous Engineering (ICE) and as Continuous Engineering (CE) Summit, this event is now called Agile Engineering Summit. It will provide opportunities to find out how federal, automotive, industrial, A&D, healthcare and electronics […]

Continue reading