Female Founders Panel: SheWorx & the Lala

SheWorx founders Lisa Wang and Yin Lin and The Lala founders Katherine Crowley and Molly Longest talk to IBM’s Robert Schwartz about launching and running communities by and for millennial women. Introduction 0:00 Introduction 1:27 SheWorx co-founder Lisa Wang on hyper-competition in gymnastics and sexism in tech 4:20 SheWorx co-founder Yin Lin on helping female […]

Anti-disciplinary Ideas: Pattie Maes on new ideas and new devices

Professor Pattie Maes founded the Fluid Interfaces research group at MIT’s Media Lab, where she has worked for over 25 years. Maes’s passion has long been to make technology easier to use by making its capabilities more natural, intuitive and mobile. Her 2009 TED talk, “Sixth Sense,” which describes what those innovations might look like, […]

The Green Machine: Bloomberg’s Curtis Ravenel on environmental economics

Curtis Ravenel created Bloomberg’s sustainable business and finance group in 2006 with the goal of using data to improve internal operational efficiencies. Three years later, with $28 million in savings booked, his group branched out from cutting costs to bringing in revenue. Inspired by their own work, they started to work with the product teams […]

Few good men: Why is the growing population of AI voices predominantly female?

Why do all the robots of the future seem to be female? Siri. Alexa. Cortanae. The automated call center voice. From feminine AI reception attendants to Sophia, the android wandering among the Davos elite, the voice of the future is … female. One theory is that Siri, Alexa, help desk robo-voices and our GPS navigation […]

More than just text-to-speech: Trint cracks open audio content for search

Trint CEO and co-founder Jeff Kofman worked with a team of developers to build the cloud-based transcription platform because, as he says, “I’ve lived the problem.” As a 30-year broadcast journalist and war correspondent (ABC, CBS, CBC), Kofman estimates that he’s manually transcribed thousands of hours of interviews. “I understood that there are a lot […]

The (next) big one: Despite warnings, new massive security breaches are only a matter of time

Security experts these days can often feel like they’re shouting into the wind. Amidst the rush by businesses and consumers to embrace new technologies, warnings about security vulnerabilities fall by the wayside. Who can be bothered with such trifles, when there is so much digital awesomeness all around us? The Internet of Things hack last […]

Wednesday, February 08: IBM THINK Leaders presents Digital Founders Panel — 2017 Kickoff Edition

Join us on Wednesday, February 8th from 7 – 9 pm for IBM THINK Leaders’ first event of the new year at Lifion by ADP! This 2017 kickoff event will feature a special Digital Founders Panel moderated by Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Strategy & Design, IBM iX. The format will include 45 minutes of […]

Lisa Shalett, Startup Investor/Advisor, former Goldman Sachs Partner & Head of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy

Lisa Shalett (former Goldman Sachs Partner and Head of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy) talks to IBM’s Robert Schwartz (IBM Global Leader, Strategy & Design at IBM iX) about managing the Goldman Sachs brand and advising startups. Interview 0:00 Lisa’s unusual background in Japanese markets and compliance 5:35 Moving from compliance to marketing 7:36 Managing […]

EJ Achtner, Digital Banking Executive, Bank of America

EJ Achtner, Digital Banking Executive at Bank of America, sits with Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Strategy and Design at IBM iX, at the Money 2020 conference in Las Vegas to discuss digital transformation in the banking industry. Introduction 0:00 EJ’s role: Synthesizing clients’ digital experiences 4:54 Bank of America’s empathy-driven client experience strategy 7:52 […]

Leland Maschmeyer, Chief Creative Officer, Chobani

Leland Maschmeyer, Chief Creative Officer at Chobani, talks to IBM’s Robert Schwartz about creatively building a brand in the highly commodified food industry. Introduction 0:00 Leland’s role at Chobani: Defining the role of a modern food company 3:53 Key components of rethinking a food company 7:08 Creativity in product development 9:21 The corporate character of […]

Patrick Ip, Business Innovation Lead, Google

“It’s more than just a product, it’s a story.” Patrick Ip, Google’s Business Innovation Lead, talks to IBM’s Robert Schwartz about developing and marketing around customer experience. Introduction 0:46 Google’s growing appreciation of customer service 2:14 The “story” paradigm of product design 4:15 Google’s research-and-debate process for product design 8:34 Successful marketing: selling the experience […]

Halftime helper: Will the locker room of the future be cognitive?

The average NFL halftime lasts only 12 minutes.That means coaches have a mere 720 seconds to digest thirty minutes of football, analyze the performance of dozens of players, assess the health of the injured, rehydrate their team, and make real-time adjustments to a game plan that took weeks to develop. Oh, and if they have […]