Every blockchain session at World of Watson you can’t miss

Blockchain, Internet of things

Blockchain, the digital ledger for online transactions, is quickly moving from conceptual tests to real-world applications. This has all happened very quickly, in the last year alone. Check out this WIRED article on some of the rapid advances. There are more opportunities to play with, experience and learn about blockchain than ever before. In fact, more

Building a blockchain that would make Vince Lombardi proud

Blockchain, Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions

If you listen to great coaches, you’ll notice they stress the fundamentals as the key to success. Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi believed this so deeply he once opened preseason camp with the line, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” The business world is no different. This week at Sibos, some of the brightest more

Explore the promise of blockchain at HUBWeek


HUBweek, a week-long festival in Boston kicking off on September 25, celebrates innovation at the intersection of art, science and technology. Founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Mass General Hospital, HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in Boston and around more

The promise of blockchain and the need for a secure blockchain

Blockchain, Data security, Mainframes...

Blockchain has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of getting things done—across industries, government agencies, and social institutions. But what is blockchain to an IT professional? Blockchain is a distributed network of data, containing “blocks” of information. A block can contain financial information, such as payments. It could could contain identification information. more

What will be the hottest sessions around blockchain at Sibos?


Heading to Sibos 2016 in Geneva this year? You’re not alone! Only a few weeks remain until the world’s largest premier financial services event. More than 8000 business leaders, decision-makers and experts from around the world will discover how blockchain networks are driving innovation across financial services and banking. Banks, investment banks and financial marketplaces more

Celebrating 25 years: The Linux Revolution Has Just Begun

Blockchain, Linux on z, Linux systems...

In a tech industry filled with bold predictions and hyped products, Linux is a rare case of something that has under-promised and over-delivered. From its humble beginnings described as a “hobby” by creator Linus Torvalds, Linux has led an open-source movement with far-reaching effects. A sizable group is gathering this week in Toronto for LinuxCon more

IBM Launches Blockchain Cloud on World’s Most Secure Server

Blockchain, Cloud computing, Linux on z...

New cloud environment for business-to-business networks allows companies to test performance, privacy and interoperability of blockchain ecosystems.  IBM LinuxONE underpins cloud offering to help meet stringent industry and compliance security requirements. IBM has announced a cloud service for organizations requiring a secure environment for blockchain networks. Ideal for organizations in regulated industries, this environment allows more

A Solid Foundation Needed for Blockchain Technology to Reach New Heights

Blockchain, Linux on z, Linux systems...

The towering skyscrapers of New York City leave visitors staring upward in amazement, but it’s what lies beneath their feet that’s created the perfect environment for one of the world’s most recognizable skylines. A thick bedrock, unusually close to the surface, provides a foundation for architects to build structures that climb a thousand feet or more

2016’s Top IT Trends & Strategies to Address Them

Blockchain, Linux on z, Linux systems...

IT Trends:  Strategies for Operational Efficiencies in the Era of Open Source – Part 2 of our interview with Mike Woster CRO, Linux Foundation Operational approaches every senior IT leader needs to know Senior IT leaders are facing the perfect storm of challenges as they need to innovate at a pace never before seen in more