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The Apollo 11 Lessons We Live by Today

In 1969, more than 4,000 IBMers worked alongside NASA to land Apollo 11 on the moon. And for each day of the many months they worked writing code, programming computers and running simulations, they never stopped thinking: What else could we do? What contingency can we plan for? What are we forgetting? In fact, it […]

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Q&A: IBM’s Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat

Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software and Paul Cormier, Red Hat Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies discuss the landmark acquisition.   How will IBM and Red Hat benefit from joining forces? Paul: Red Hat is an enterprise software company with an open source development model. A fundamental tenet […]

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Toronto Raptors Use Data-Driven Command Center on Path to NBA Finals

For the first time in their 24 years as an NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals, squaring off against the Golden State Warriors in the best of seven games series. The Raptors are going up against one of the most talented and accomplished NBA teams. The Warriors are the defending NBA […]

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IBM Watson Wins Prestigious Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize

Switzerland’s Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute has awarded IBM Watson the 13th Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize in recognition of the crucial role artificial intelligence will play in helping humanity address some of the world’s greatest challenges. John E. Kelly III, IBM’s Executive Vice President, accepted the award on behalf of IBM during a special ceremony on May 7 […]

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Carrefour and Nestlé Partner with IBM to Extend Use of Blockchain to New Food Categories

Blockchain technology is bringing much-needed transparency and traceability to more parts of the global food supply, including lettuce, spinach, berries and, now, mashed potatoes. International food companies Carrefour and Nestlé announced this week that they will add Mousline purée, a popular instant mashed potato mix available in France, into the Food Trust blockchain network. Mashed […]

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An Appreciation: Jane Cahill Pfeiffer

  Jane Cahill Pfeiffer, the second female vice president of IBM, died on March 5, 2019 in Vero Beach, Florida. She was 86 years old. Jane was born on September 29, 1932 in Washington DC to John Joseph Cahill and Helen Reilly Cahill. In 1954, Jane graduated with a B.A. from the University of Maryland at […]

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How IBM PAIRS Helps Agribusiness Generate Better Forecasts, Yields

On February 6, IBM announced it would make IBM PAIRS Geoscope – the company’s AI-enabled cloud technology built for geospatial-temporal data – widely available, offering it to data scientists and software developers in industries as diverse as agriculture, finance, retail, energy, and government. IBM had previously made PAIRS (Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository & Services) […]

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IBM at Davos: Business Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Business and government leaders, academics, and heads of international organizations from around the world are gathered in Davos, Switzerland, this week at the 49th annual World Economic Forum. IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty participated in a CEO panel discussion on Tuesday, January 22, on “Business Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which explored […]

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How Plains Midstream Canada Mixed AI into its Digital Transformation

Calgary, Alberta, is home to Plains Midstream Canada (PMC), one of the largest transportation & midstream providers in the oil industry. PMC links petroleum producers with refiners and other customers via more than 8,000km of pipeline, as well as, truck and rail transportation services. It also operates 24 facilities for crude oil and NGL storage […]

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An Appreciation: J. Thomas Bouchard

In J. Thomas Bouchard’s bookshelf at IBM in the 1990s, right next to a series of books on human resources policy, was a bronze statue of a diverse team pulling together on a rope. “They were diverse, and yet together,” recalled Nicholas Donofrio, then a technical leader at IBM who rose to executive vice president […]

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An Appreciation: Spike Beitzel

As a young boy, Spike Beitzel visited an uncle who lived on a high, windy bluff in Nantucket. He wondered why the houses in the small community were made of wood. “Rigid houses would have been knocked down years ago,” he recalled, drawing on the reference to talk about IBM. “We have to be flexible […]

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Rometty at CEBIT 2018: The Era of Exponential Learning

On June 11, 2018, Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and CEO, delivered a keynote address at CEBIT 2018, Europe’s annual business festival for innovation and digitization. Her remarks addressed The Era of Exponential Learning – And What’s Required to Make the Most of It. Watch it here:

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