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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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How An Accidental Discovery Led to a New, Highly Recyclable Plastic

Sunday marked the 48th annual celebration of Earth Day, the global event that celebrates the importance of environmental protection. This year, the Earth Day Network’s focus is to, “fundamentally changing human attitude and behavior about plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution.” IBM, Polymer Chemist, Jamie Garcia, is doing more than her fair share […]

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Health IT Execs Talk AI at HIMSS18

What if more and better data, equated to more time with patients? As Kyu Rhee, MD, IBM Watson Health’s chief health officer, and a panel of health IT leaders discussed at HIMSS18, this is increasingly the new reality—and augmented intelligence (AI) is helping make it possible. In collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), attendees […]

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Q&A: AMA’s Dr. James Madara on Data and Healthcare

In the build up to HIMSS18, Watson Health caught up with Dr. James Madara, CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Medical Association (AMA) to hear about his views on the impact of data on healthcare delivery. Madara also discusses the AMA’s efforts to unleash a new era of better, more effective patient care. As head […]

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Davos 2018: “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”

How can we build an inclusive future for all in a world that has become politically, economically and socially fragmented? At the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 48th annual meeting, leaders from all walks of life should expect an atmosphere of global co-design, co-creation and collaboration in the effort to answer that question. IBM Chairman, President, […]

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