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At IBM, we create galvanising, immersive experiences that enable attendees to engage directly with world-class expertise, game-changing technology, and each other. Read from some of our speakers, hosts and attendees on IBM events taking place in the UK. Looking for UK events to sign up for? Visit the IBM UK Events Hub to register for upcoming events or browse our on-demand digital library.

By Bernard Marr and Moya Brannan on 7 July, 2020

Six crucial elements to adopt AI successfully

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is potentially the most powerful technology businesses have ever had access to. AI is not only transforming how businesses operate, but also the services and products they offer to their customers. In our experience, having worked with countless organisations on their AI and digital transformation strategies, there are barriers to successful adoption […]

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By Holly Cummins on 26 February, 2020

Nine Ways to Fail At Cloud Native

Cloud native is the perfect recipe for innovation, adaptability and engineering excellence – when it goes right. When it’s not right, it can be a monster spaghetti, a quality headache, and frustratingly inflexible. Why so negative? The physicist Niels Bohr said “An expert is a person who has found out by their own painful experience […]

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By Simon Edward on 10 February, 2020

IBM joins London Tech Show 2020 as a headline sponsor

The countdown is on until one of the UK’s leading and best attended technology events lands at the ExCel on 11th-12th March – London Tech Show 2020. We’re excited to announce that IBM is taking centre stage at the event as headline sponsor, showcasing our leadership in delivering enterprise level hybrid & public cloud and digital […]

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By Samuel Fry on 20 December, 2019

Artificial Intelligence to Create Art

Reflections on the Artists on Artificial Intelligence event, run by Lumen Art Projects at IBM Southbank on how to use artificial intelligence to create art. When technologists and artists challenge each other, we build more innovative experiences. This was the reason that IBM recently hosted a Lumen Art Projects event called ‘Artists on Artificial Intelligence’ […]

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By Jodie Wells and Rory O'Ryan on 17 October, 2019

Think Summit London 2019: In Pictures

  Think Summit London 2019, IBM’s annual festival of innovation, took place on 16th October; welcoming business leaders, industry experts, innovators and technology enthusiasts to the iconic Olympia London. Attendees explored how IBM is channelling cutting edge research and technology into protecting the future, helping to sustain not just business growth but also people and […]

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By Bill Kelleher on 14 October, 2019

How IBM’s Think Summit London focuses on the future of the planet

We are experiencing a time of rapid change. A movement led by people who are passionate about protecting our planet. As many of us are looking for new ways to minimise our footprint while maximising our contribution, innovation and big thinking will help make a major difference. On 16 October, at IBM Think Summit London, […]

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By Bharat Bhushan on 11 October, 2019

Reflections on Sibos 2019

True to this year’s theme of “Thriving in the hyper-connected world”, Sibos 2019 in London was all about the possibilities, approach and risks involved in the society that is constantly on. The following points summarise what was on everyone’s minds and high on the conference agenda: a) People and talent management. Driving a culture of […]

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By Samuel Fry on 3 October, 2019

Artists on Artificial Intelligence

IBM is working with Lumen Art Projects to develop knowledge sharing between artists and technologists. Companies everywhere are collaborating to solidify their competitive advantage. This is something that our report on ‘Becoming a Cognitive Enterprise’ describes, as companies are developing these collaborations as a way of reinventing their businesses, expanding their expertise or competing in […]

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By Tom Naxton on 26 September, 2019

Time to THINK again

Modern enterprises continue to reinvent themselves for the digital world. A fundamental requirement is to quickly modernise key applications and run them across any type of IT infrastructure. This could be in the company data centre or private cloud for their most sensitive data and critical workloads; or the public cloud where they get scale […]

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By Simon Edward on 19 September, 2019

THINK – can we use technology to design a better future?

We’re living at a time of unprecedented change – for business, for technology, for the planet. As we face up to an uncertain future, we’re being forced to tackle some of the most important questions humanity has ever had to consider – as innovators, as citizens and as consumers. It all comes down to this. […]

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By Stephen Warwick on 28 August, 2019

Festival of Innovation

Visit our major UK software lab at this free event Hursley Lab is our biggest UK R&D site. Here’s where we invent and build the new technology that is changing the world. Thousands of people come to Hursley every year for customer briefings, public sector discussions, training, hackathons, design sessions and developer events. Now you […]

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By Chris Williams on 3 May, 2019

Artificial Intelligence – a team sport

What does it mean to deploy artificial intelligence into your business and what makes an AI project successful? These are some of the many questions we will be tackling in depth at our upcoming event on the 21st May at The Groucho Club, but until then, here are some topics you might wish to consider. […]

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By Holly Cummins on 23 April, 2019

Redefine the rules. Realise transformation.

What’s the point of architecture that can go faster, if you don’t go faster? As the Worldwide Development Discipline Leader for the IBM Cloud Garage, I work with clients who are trying to shift their businesses to the cloud as a way to beat their competitors to market, now and in the future. Companies feel […]

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By Corinne Doherty on 16 April, 2019

Cloud adoption – get beyond that 20% barrier

Cloud adoption is already high, but mainly comprises non-core workloads. As many as 70 percent of executives say their organisations use multiple clouds today, hence the common phrase multicloud. But so far, they have been using them primarily for non-core workloads; 80 to 90 percent of enterprise workloads have not yet migrated to the cloud. Hybrid multicloud […]

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By Paul Farrell on 21 March, 2019

Think Summit Dublin: Technology that works Smarter not Harder

Did you know that Blockchain is smoothing the journey from a coffee bean to your coffee cup? Or that Quantum computing is used by both academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies? Many of you may never have heard of these concepts before, or perhaps you have but are unsure how they could benefit you and […]

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