Westpac: Empowering Customers Through Digital Transformation

At Westpac we’ve set a goal of becoming one of the world’s great service companies, recognising that our customers compare us not just with the experience offered by local banks but by the global web-based businesses they conduct and experience every day. Customers of businesses across industries around the planet are empowered with greater knowledge, […]

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Catch John Kelly’s Speech at the Cognitive Colloquium in San Francisco

IBM is hosting some of the leading thinkers in cognitive computing and artificial intelligence in San Francisco on October 13 at our annual cognitive colloquium. Tune in here starting at noon Eastern Time for a live blog–kicking off with live video of a talk about the future of computing by John Kelly, the IBM senior […]

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Three Ways Cognitive Banking Will Help Manage Your Life

Computers have changed our lives over the past 50 years. Yet computing itself has not fundamentally changed, nor has banking. Until now. We’re entering a new era of computing, one we call Cognitive Computing. Cognitive Computing changes the way humans and systems interact. Cognitive systems have the ability to understand natural language in order to […]

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Here Come the Drones: Creating Buzz in the Ag Industry

I have a cousin in Kansas who raises corn and sorghum on a 1400-acre family farm. He calls himself an old-time farmer because he likes to walk his fields to see how the crops are doing. But he sometimes climbs on a powered parachute, which looks like a tricycle with an aircraft engine and a […]

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Learning How to Run Again with Mobile and Cloud

I had it all planned out. We’d hike to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite and I’d propose to my girlfriend, Sian, at the top. The only problem was, climbing up steep, rocky ledges when you’re blind is not the safest date activity. The rocks were slippery, and one small misstep could mean death. […]

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Fulfilling the Promise of Smarter Cities

Amazing things are happening in Madrid, Spain. Government leaders in this city of 3 million people are transforming the way they manage and pay for city services provided by outside firms: services covering everything from street maintenance and irrigation of trees to garbage pickup. Instead of paying for effort, they’re paying for results. This big […]

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