By Kim Kemble on April 19, 2017

Closing the gender gap: Girls who code

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 […]

By Scott Stockwell on March 22, 2017

InterConnect: The intelligent workplace of the future

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, […]

By Kim Kemble on March 22, 2017

Harriet Green on theCUBE, live from InterConnect 2017

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, […]

By Scott Stockwell on March 22, 2017

InterConnect: Mythbusters – how Watson works

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 […]

By Lynne Slowey on March 22, 2017

#AccessibleOlli: Creating freedom in transport

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 […]

By Jen Clark on March 22, 2017

Blockchain technology: the next generation of the internet

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 […]

By Hannah Merry on March 21, 2017

InterConnect keynote: Ginni Rometty, Watson cloud

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 […]

By Hannah Merry on March 21, 2017

Girls Who Code: inspiring a generation of change-makers

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 […]

By Scott Stockwell on March 21, 2017

IBM, Watson, and the Royal Bank of Canada

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 […]

By Hannah Merry on March 21, 2017

Watson standing strong to beat cyber bullying

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 […]

By Karen Lewis on March 21, 2017

Dehyping Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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 […]

By Jen Clark on March 21, 2017

How cognitive solutions are transforming HR: InterConnect 2017

With their capacity to absorb vast quantities of structured and unstructured data, cognitive solutions are creating unforeseen possibilities across every enterprise domain, including Human Resources. On Monday afternoon at InterConnect 2017, Duke Daehling talked us through the way cognitive solutions are transforming HR – from guiding staff on their next career move, to performance management, […]