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How Data and Analytics Can Power a Transformation in Long-Term Disability

Employer-provided disability insurance has a problem — it’s reactive, risk-based payout, and in its current state, it cannot affect the metrics employers and employees truly care about: employee engagement, productivity and wellness. Modern disability insurance first became available in the late 19th century and was called “accident insurance.” It was meant to protect workers in […]

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Bringing Blockchain to Healthcare for a New View on Data

In a complex health system, seamless transitions in care are dependent upon, and often hindered by, the ability to access and share patient data. In a new proof of concept at Canada’s University Health Network (UHN), blockchain is being used to create a new model in which health data can be rapidly unlocked by authorized […]

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Bringing AI and Blockchain to Bear on Environmental Challenges

Employer-provided disability insurance has a problem — it’s reactive, risk-based payout, and in its current state, it cannot affect the metrics employers and employees truly care about: employee engagement, productivity and wellness. Modern disability insurance first became available in the late 19th century and was called “accident insurance.” It was meant to protect workers in […]

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How AI and Blockchain are Energizing the Media & Entertainment Industry

When people think of tech in media, their first thoughts are likely around digital platforms that bring more content to our fingertips. Now, leading innovations -– namely, AI and blockchain — are enabling media companies to take this a step further by delivering even more compelling content to broader audiences. AI is being used to […]

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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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TradeLens: How IBM and Maersk Are Sharing Blockchain to Build a Global Trade Platform

When IBM and global shipping leader Maersk announced in January 2018 an initiative to create a new global trade platform built on blockchain, the goals were at once simple yet ambitious: to reduce the cost of global shipping, improve visibility across supply chains and eliminate inefficiencies stemming from paper-based processes. In short, to bring global […]

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The Network Effect: IBM Blockchain Now Runs in Multiple Environments

Blockchain technology can mean many things to many people, but one key tenet of the technology is that it is dependent on the network effect. The larger, more open, diverse and distributed a network, the stronger its trust mechanisms and the greater its value to members across a network. However, this can create challenges in […]

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How the UAE is Empowering its Citizens through Blockchain

Blockchain is proving to be a disruptive technology. Over the last few years, countries, governments and organizations started experimenting with blockchain, and are now adopting this transformational technology. The United Arab Emirates has been tapping into the potential of blockchain to revolutionize its government processes and citizen services. Dubai’s journey with blockchain dates back to […]

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Canadian Border Agency Pilots Blockchain

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), created in 2003, is responsible for facilitating legitimate travel and trade. Our broad public safety mandate provides services across 1,200 points of entry and 39 international locations. On an average day, we process over 58,600 commercial releases, 14,400 trucks, 240,000 mail items, and 127,400 courier shipments, collecting more than […]

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IBM, Travelport Build Future of Travel Planning on Blockchain

There’s a great deal of discussion being had across industries and around the world about the potential impact of blockchain, a market that’s expected to be worth nearly $14B by 2022[1]. As Travelport’s Chief Architect, my team and I are responsible for seeing through the hype and finding the right implementation for new technologies. We […]

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How Wyoming Ranchers Are Counting on IBM Blockchain for Traceability

Wild, wonderful Wyoming. There’s no place like it in the world. With the lowest population of any U.S. state, traditions from the old west endure and form the foundation of our state culture and identity. Chief among these is ranching, which is still practiced the old way in Wyoming, where open range, cattle drives and […]

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How Russia Got a Flavor for Advanced Analytics

The 2016 C-suite study by the IBM Institute of Business Value has shown that the top managers from Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) put the macroeconomic factors as the main external force affecting their companies. Whereas, globally the respondents put the technology and the market factors way ahead of […]

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