Cognitive enterprise

Smarter Business Review stories about the cognitive enterprise

Wake-up Call | Jacqueline Wild: The paper chaser

Written by Dayna Sargen | July 25, 2018 | Business resiliency, Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise

“Everybody told me I was crazy,” Jacqueline Wild says of the time in 1999 when she quit her job and embarked on a road trip through South Africa. “But I remember standing at the edge of the world in Cape Town, looking out at the ocean, and thinking I had made it — I could ...read more


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


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 | 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


A strange exchange: A master inventor and a jazz musician explore disruption, innovation and IT automation

Written by Kathy Foley | January 29, 2018 | AI, Cognitive enterprise

IBM master inventor Mickey Iqbal recently sat down with jazz musician and Columbia University professor Chris Washburne to discuss the common ground between jazz and IT infrastructure. It quickly became evident that these two seemingly disparate professions are impacted by some of the same trends: disruption, innovation and IT automation. What advice would you give ...read more


Six benefits of automating compliance and security policies

Written by Nicholas C.M. Fuller, PhD | December 18, 2017 | AI, Cognitive enterprise, Process optimization

Enterprises need a scorecard to keep track of and stay up to date with the many regulatory requirements they must follow to protect their organizations’ sensitive data. This drives significant complexity into the governance of the applicable internal security policies and best practices within an enterprise, causing immense stress for CIOs and IT managers. Cognitive ...read more