City of Tomorrow: The Integration of Everything

Written by Jen Clark and Ben Stanley | September 14, 2017 | Automotive

On Thursday September 14th Ben Stanley, Automotive Research Lead from IBM’s Institute for Business Value, spoke at IAA 2017 about the changing ways consumers will engage with their vehicles. Ben explored the promise of self-enabling cars, the power of cognitive technology to offer a connected experience and the willingness of consumers to embrace these new capabilities. more

The cognitive effect on automotive

Written by Jen Clark | September 14, 2017 | Automotive, Events

The automotive industry is experiencing a paradigm shift. Today’s vehicles are no longer just for transport. Instead, they are moving data centres with the potential to offer consumers access to in-car services like on-the-go toll and parking payments, weather data, automatic route calculation and much more. In the week that Frankfurt hosts its well-renowned international more

IBM at the me Convention 2017

Written by Jen Clark | September 14, 2017 | Events

A mere 20 minutes from this year’s IAA event in Frankfurt, a new convention is born – one that will run in parallel with the famous international motor show. This event is the me Convention:  a festival-style feast of creativity, design and technology served up through panel sessions, keynotes, workshops and art installations, running from 15th-17th September. more

Mobile access to asset data from anywhere: four real-world use cases

Written by Rahul Desai | July 27, 2017 | Asset Management

For asset-intensive organizations, mobility continues to drive significant productivity gains, improve worker effectiveness and safety, and eliminate errors by capturing data directly from the work source. IBM’s Maximo Anywhere provides a single-vendor mobile solution for both connected and offline scenarios, with role-based hybrid mobile apps that work across iOS, Android and Windows Tablet and help more

Predictive and cognitive combine to reduce maintenance time

Written by Dan Bigos | May 23, 2017 | Asset Management

Predictive maintenance analytic models and algorithms, enabled though instrumentation and connectivity of critical equipment, are allowing asset intensive organizations to identify impending equipment degradation or failure well in advance of the actual event and thereby proactively remedy the problem, often without impact to production schedules. Some of the more sophisticated multivariate analysis capabilities help pinpoint more

Cognitive solutions and surviving the crew change

Written by Karen Lewis | May 12, 2017 | Asset Management

Easing workforce transitions Managing human resources—the most valuable asset of all—comes with its own special set of challenges and solutions. Long-term employees, for example, are continually edging toward retirement, which can mean a loss of knowledge and skills—and the expense of training new employees. This transition from an aging workforce to a younger workforce—often referred more

Cognitive computing: Hello Watson on the shop floor

Written by Thorsten Schroeer | May 9, 2017 | Manufacturing

Cognitive systems are fundamentally different Cognitive computing refers to systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally. Rather than being explicitly programmed, they learn and reason from their interactions with us and from their experiences with their environment. They are made possible by advances in a number of scientific fields more

How the IoT will change manufacturing operations

Written by Sarah Dudley | May 4, 2017 | Asset Management, B2B Integration

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the landscape of how businesses gather and analyze data across nearly every industry and sector, including manufacturing. IoT for manufacturing can harness the data from machines and equipment to transform the processes and systems of the modern factory environment. By denying or ignoring the transformation that the IoT more

Four high-value use cases for cognitive manufacturing

Written by Karen Lewis | April 20, 2017 | Asset Management, Manufacturing

Using cognitive to activate the next generation of production success Cognitive computing represents an emerging technology that increases productivity, yield and quality while continuously learning, improving employee actions, processes and outcomes. When combined with manufacturing technologies, it results in cognitive manufacturing. It unites millions of data points into a source that discovers patterns and answers more

It’s easy to take Watson IoT home

Written by Karen Lewis | March 22, 2017 | Buildings

Are you interacting with your home as a person? By 2022, 500 smart devices will be present in a typical family home. [1] Interacting with a machine can be very human and personal. When you interact with a smart home, you are interacting with something that can detect your moods, is capable of looking out more

Watson standing strong to beat cyber bullying

Written by Hannah Merry | March 21, 2017 | Conferences

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 more

Transforming engineering and product development with IoT

Written by Zach Jory | March 18, 2017 | Automotive, Buildings, Factories

As the Internet of Things becomes pervasive, engineering organizations are exploring the possibilities of IoT and figuring out how to implement in a way that drives tremendous business impact. Products have moved beyond mechanical and electrical components to include complex combinations of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors and software—as well as ubiquitous connectivity. While this more