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This Canadian province is creating MVPs that are saving lives

Written by Dayna Sargen | June 27, 2018 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise

Nova Scotia is helping its citizens by combining heart defibrillators with IoT Learn more about IBM Garage On June 9, 2016, twenty-three-year-old Sean Ferguson collapsed while shooting hoops at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Quick thinking on the part of his friends, along with a nearby automated external defibrillator, or AED, saved his ...read more


Wake-up call | Anand Singh Chandel: A father’s son transforms an industry

Written by Dayna Sargen | June 26, 2018 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise

In 1995, Anand Singh Chandel was working as a computer consultant in Delhi, India, when a new adventure came his way. “I hadn’t lived outside of India for a long period of time before,” Anand says of the opportunity to move to Singapore as an IT consultant. “But my dad had left his village at ...read more


Three opportunities for the emerging data economy of driverless cars

Written by Dayna Sargen | June 25, 2018 | Analytics, Automotive, Process optimization

If data is the new oil, as some say, self-driving cars will be tapping into a new — and extremely deep — well. A single self-driving car is predicted to gather and generate four terabytes of data per day, thanks to on-vehicle sensors, cameras and mapping software to ensure safety on the road. At the ...read more


Wake-up Call | Roberto Mancone: Citizen of the world

Written by Dayna Sargen | May 30, 2018 | AI, Automation, Process optimization

A willingness to push boundaries — and a lifelong case of wanderlust — are must-have tools of the trade for this tech guru Roberto Mancone was born in Naples in 1967, the son of an automotive worker and housewife, and always had one ambition — to escape his hometown and see the world. “I came ...read more


Wake-up Call | Mauricio Alban-Salas: The transformation architect of banking

Written by Dayna Sargen | May 30, 2018 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise

When stuck on a problem at work in Lima, Peru, Mauricio Alban-Salas has a trusted solution: He heads to the ocean for a stand-up paddle session. “It’s all about listening to the water,” he says with a grin. “Just like creating IT systems is about listening to people. In both, you have to wait, see ...read more


Wake-up Call | Mark Foster: The classical futurist

Written by Dayna Sargen | May 30, 2018 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise

A degree in ancient history from the University of Oxford and a membership on the board of the Royal Shakespeare Company aren’t the first qualifications you might want in a leader of the emerging world of artificial intelligence (AI). But that’s just what IBM got when Mark Foster was hired as senior vice president of ...read more


Wake-up Call | Abi Dudley: The psychologist revolutionizing HR

Written by Dayna Sargen | May 30, 2018 | AI, Process optimization

Abi Dudley is using artificial intelligence to transform Ernst & Young (EY), drawing upon her training in psychology to inform the future of human resources In 2005, Abi Dudley was finishing her studies in psychology at the University of Oxford when she realized she wanted to pursue a new field: technology. “Clinical psychology was interesting, ...read more


Wake-up Call | Adam Lawrence: The Wall Street deserter now building the future of finance business innovation

Written by Dayna Sargen | May 20, 2018 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise, Digital reinvention

Adam Lawrence loves to build new worlds — whether designing his home or reprogramming his personal devices — a passion he brings to reinventing business Traveling the world for IBM, Adam Lawrence and his family have lived in seven cities in the past 20 years — and he’s helped craft each of their homes. “I ...read more


Wake-up Call | Kevin Koch: The pathfinding mastermind of business

Written by Dayna Sargen | May 14, 2018 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise

On the eve of turning 60, Kevin Koch decided to try something new — by running 50 miles in a trail race and hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim and back again. Koch says, smiling, “And then I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. And then I went to Arizona and completed an Ironman Triathlon.” He shrugs. “I don’t ...read more