By Krishnan Padmanabhan and Prashant Jajodia on 26 February, 2024

Hyper-personalisation: The Next Frontier in Digital Transformation

In recent years, the banking industry has witnessed a digital transformation, marked by a proliferation of features within mobile apps. However, the pursuit of adding more capabilities has reached a plateau, leading to a pivotal shift. The era of the feature war is over. This evolution is no longer merely about incorporating additional functionalities; rather, […]

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By Jenny Taylor MBE on 2 February, 2024

The Six Reasons Why Apprenticeships Mean Business

As a passionate champion of apprenticeships, I’m delighted to see the model growing in popularity and reputation. UCAS, for example, now features apprenticeships on their website on a par with traditional university opportunities. Despite this, however, I’m often still asked “can we have a graduate for our business?”. To which I reply: “how about an […]

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By Prashant Jajodia on 30 January, 2024

Priorities for Financial Services in 2024

It is the time of the year when we do a bit of crystal ball gazing to predict the key technology trends in financial services in the new year. This is based on IBM research and our conversations with clients and industry analysts. While the economic outlook for 2024 looks better than last year, geopolitical […]

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By Ana Paula Assis on 15 January, 2024

Championing Female Leadership in the Age of AI

Ana Paula Assis, Chair and General Manager IBM EMEA, introduces a new IBM study on female leadership in the age of AI. Artificial intelligence (AI) is shifting the status quo, changing the way we work, live, and interact. Businesses are already using AI to transform the future workforces and economies, as the technology itself continues […]

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By Jon Lester on 11 January, 2024

AI and the Changing Nature of Work

As companies look ahead to 2024, we can be confident that deploying AI will be high on the business agenda. For those business leaders looking to harness AI to boost productivity, one critical area to explore should be AI in the workplace. The use of AI and machine learning in the workplace is not particularly […]

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By Hannah Rhind on 9 January, 2024

This is Archie. Creating innovative solutions for Financial Services

Welcome to episode 10 in our interview series, This is my IBM.  This week, I chat to Archie Cobb, Senior Technology Consultant in IBM Consulting. Archie talks about his work with clients in the financial services sector, the value he sees in bringing people together and his passion for mental health and wellbeing.     […]

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By Hannah Rayner on 13 December, 2023

How NatWest is co-creating with IBM Client Engineering on its Generative AI Journey to Bring More Value for Customers

Following the recent announcement that NatWest and IBM are collaborating on a Generative AI initiative leveraging IBM’s enterprise AI platform watsonx, this article explores how the two organisations are exploring innovative technology, moving fast and achieving their ambitious strategy. Their secret? Getting everyone in one room with IBM Client Engineering.  Beccy Henderson is responsible for innovation of Cora (NatWest’s […]

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By Vince Smith on 13 December, 2023

Sustainable Data Centers: Uniting the Industry for a Greener Future

The IBM Hursley Data Center, with its 40-year-old legacy, serves as a critical hub for IBM’s product development, spanning 27,000 square feet and housing 4,500 machines across 580 racks. Its impact resonates across various sectors, including finance and retail, where its middleware solutions drive essential functions. Recently, Colin Holyoake, IBM’s Data Center Design and Sustainability […]

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By Christopher Dabrowski and Pavlos Konstas on 14 November, 2023

Will GenAI bring us greater operational agility?

It has been quite an exciting summer for tech in government, with the buzz around Generative AI rippling across Whitehall. 80% of all public and private sector organisations will have incorporated AI into their business processes during the next three years. GenAI raises some interesting questions about whether the public sector can effectively use it […]

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By Ana Paula Assis on 7 November, 2023

AI revolution spurs transformation in the European boardroom

Ana Paula Assis, Chair and General Manager IBM EMEA, introduces a new IBM study on the changing role of leadership as 82% of the region’s leaders are set to deploy generative AI While consumers have been captivated by generative AI’s potential to create and have fun, progressive business leaders were quick to spot an opportunity […]

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By Aleksandra Mundoma on 1 November, 2023

Harnessing visual recognition to help the energy and utilities sector function more efficiently

At IBM Client Engineering, we start by putting ourselves in the shoes of our clients, and then co-create solutions with them. Our recent project with National Gas Metering is a perfect example of this tailored approach. Together, we built an innovative visual inspection solution that matches the accuracy and knowhow of in-house experts, paving the […]

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By Omer Samuel and others on 24 October, 2023

Engaging Early Professionals in Sustainability

In July 2023, a group of cross-industry individuals from several different organisations came together for a roundtable discussion on engaging early professionals in sustainability work to accelerate change. Those who joined were connected through involvement in a Sustainability Network, a cross-organisation community of like-minded early professionals who meet monthly to talk about recent successes and challenges faced […]

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By Hannah Rhind on 6 October, 2023

This is Ibrahim. Creating active allyship.

Welcome to episode 9 in our interview series, This is my IBM. This week, I chat to Ibrahim Zulfiqar, Healthcare and Life Sciences Associate Consultant in IBM Consulting. Ibrahim talks about his growing experience as a project manager, his passion for IBM’s Diversity and Inclusion agenda and how he’s a bit of a dare-devil in […]

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By Nicola Hodson on 26 September, 2023

Unleash the Power of AI: Join Think on Tour London 2023

The world is captivated by the incredible possibilities of Generative AI (Artificial Intelligence). It is reshaping industries, sparking discussions, and defining a new era of technological advancement. AI is not just a buzzword; it is already on the agenda in every boardroom and businesses in all sectors are looking to harness the potential AI. Organisations […]

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By Hannah Rhind on 19 July, 2023

This is Shankar. Creating transformational journeys to the cloud.

Welcome to episode 8 in our interview series, This is my IBM.  This week, I chat to Shankar Jalota, IBM Cloud specialist and ambassador for the charity, Changing Faces. Shankar shares an insight into his career with IBM so far, what he has learnt about himself along the way and what led him to became […]

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