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Bringing AI and Blockchain to Bear on Environmental Challenges

IBM began focusing on environmental sustainability before the first Earth Day was ever celebrated. Addressing environmental challenges requires sustained action because even as we make progress, new challenges emerge. The digital transformation of our business and our clients’ businesses is improving the degree to which we can both examine and address global environmental challenges. Today, […]

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Expecting the Unexpected at the 2019 Masters

The most compelling thing about sports is the uncertainty. Who will step up? Who will choke? How will it end? And by this criteria the 2019 Masters will go down in history as one of the most compelling sports events of all time. This year’s tournament had all the things you have come to expect […]

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How AI and Blockchain are Energizing the Media & Entertainment Industry

IBM began focusing on environmental sustainability before the first Earth Day was ever celebrated. Addressing environmental challenges requires sustained action because even as we make progress, new challenges emerge. The digital transformation of our business and our clients’ businesses is improving the degree to which we can both examine and address global environmental challenges. Today, […]

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New York Fed Creates FinTech Advisory Board

Financial Technologies, or fintech, are having so much impact on the global consumer that financial institutions and government agencies, alike, are working aggressively to get on board. Untethered and even empowered by such services as, Square, PayPal, Curb and Venmo, to name a few, increasing numbers of consumers have made fintech a part of their […]

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How AI is Working for Today’s Supply Chain Heroes

Recently, I came across a Forbes article listing the top ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact enterprises in the near future. Coming in at number two after “smarter decision making,” was a “streamlined supply chain.” While that may surprise some, it makes perfect sense to me. Because when it comes to meeting digital-era demands, every […]

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York’s Partnership with IBM is About Doing Higher Education Differently

In an economy like Canada’s, where two-thirds of new jobs require post-secondary education and 40-70 per cent of existing jobs will be disrupted by artificial intelligence and automation, universities have never been more important. York University, in Toronto, is redefining how we prepare students for success by linking our commitment to access, connectedness, excellence and […]

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AI is Not Magic: It’s Time to Demystify and Apply

For centuries, electricity was thought to be the domain of sorcerers – magicians who left audiences puzzled about where it came from and how it was generated. And although Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries were well aware of the phenomena when he proved the connection between electricity and lightning, he had difficulty envisioning a practical […]

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Re-Inventing Care in the Digital Era

At some point in our lives, nearly all of us will provide care for a loved one. When that person is elderly or disabled, the experience can be overwhelming. About 18 months ago, I was approached by healthcare professional Helen Dempster who, after being a caregiver for her grandfather, had an idea for how to […]

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Pharma Companies and the Need to Focus on Solution Outcomes

With the buzz around technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, the focus easily becomes the technology itself. As companies clamour to integrate new solutions, they need to ensure they leverage technology which solves their needs, rather than shoehorning technologies into their practices, says Christina Busmalis, of IBM. In a conversation with me ahead of […]

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In Their Own Words: Leading Women in Tech Confront the Gender Gap

With only a quarter of U.S. technology jobs currently filled by women[1], there is far more we must do as an industry to close the gender gap. And let’s be clear, closing the gender quality gap benefits society as a whole; there is a strong correlation between business performance and a gender diverse workforce; companies […]

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The Manufacturing Side of Digital Transformation: Smart Factories

The fourth Industrial Revolution, often called Industry 4.0, is now underway. This is the manufacturing side of digital transformation — the tantalizing potential of “smart factories” that deliver intelligence on demand. The evolution of data-driven autonomous systems and machine learning tools underpins the promise of Industry 4.0 as organizations look to connect IoT devices, collect […]

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How IBM is Applying AI to Improve Operational Asset Performance

Data from physical assets has become pervasive in the modern world. With inexpensive sensors, low-cost communications, and the prevalence of cloud computing, data is streaming off of physical assets and devices, and updating us about everything from our teeth brushing habits to how our elevators are running. The revolution goes far beyond consumer technologies. Every […]

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