IC2017

The true value of Enterprise Asset Management

Written by Franklin Morris | April 26, 2017 | Asset Management

Organizations today are using IoT to boost operational performance, enhance customer experience, lead industry transformation, advance environmental sustainability and scale institutional expertise. Asset-intensive companies must constantly track, assess and manage the reliability of a wide range of physical, technological and human assets, but doing so at an enterprise level is a complex undertaking. Challenges include: ...read more


Closing the gender gap: Girls who code

Written by Kim Kemble | April 19, 2017 | Conferences

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 ...read more


InterConnect: The intelligent workplace of the future

Written by Scott Stockwell | March 22, 2017 | Conferences

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, ...read more


Harriet Green on theCUBE, live from InterConnect 2017

Written by Kim Kemble | March 22, 2017 | Blog

On Monday, March 20, Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson Internet of Things, Cognitive Engagement and Education, kicked off the IoT: Genius of Things keynote at InterConnect 2017. Harriet talked passionately about how the Internet of Things is changing the way we live, work and interact today. How when you combine Watson with IoT data, ...read more


InterConnect: Mythbusters – how Watson works

Written by Scott Stockwell | March 22, 2017 | Conferences

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 ...read more


#AccessibleOlli: Creating freedom in transport

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 22, 2017 | Automotive

Self-driving shuttle bus Olli has become something of a celebrity in the Automotive world. He’s made public appearances at World of Watson and CES 2017, and is already hard at work on the streets of National Harbor Maryland and Berlin. Now, Olli has become the centre of a new challenge: the #AccessibleOlli project – a ...read more


Blockchain technology: the next generation of the internet

Written by Jen Clark | March 22, 2017 | Conferences

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 ...read more


InterConnect keynote: Ginni Rometty, Watson cloud

Written by Hannah Merry | March 21, 2017 | Blog

How cloud is changing business and the world IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO took to the InterConnect Stage to discuss how the Cloud is changing both business and society. She states that IBM’s cloud is the platform for the next era of business as it can help companies do things never done before. It enables ...read more


Girls Who Code: inspiring a generation of change-makers

Written by Hannah Merry | March 21, 2017 | Blog

Reshma Saujani CEO of Girls Who Code, joined Ginni Rometty on stage at IBM Interconnect to discuss how IBM has supported the company growth and has helped young girls break barriers with the technology industry. As a politician, Reshma visited hundreds of schools and the lack of females in the IT classes made her question ...read more


IBM, Watson, and the Royal Bank of Canada

Written by Scott Stockwell | March 21, 2017 | Conferences

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 ...read 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 ...read more


Dehyping Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Written by Karen Lewis | March 21, 2017 | Conferences, Robotics

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 ...read more