Perspectives

By Rupert Clegg and Bob Booth on 15 October, 2019

CFO: the restless reinventor – Chapter 3

Capability and culture: the key ingredients for reinvention As we discussed in chapter 1 and chapter 2, radical new technology is uncovering valuable insights and revolutionising the way organisations operate. Any business leader worth their salt will be looking to implement these game-changing solutions. But successful CFOs will plough at least as much energy into […]

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By Bill Kelleher on 15 October, 2019

IBM tackles digital skills gap with UK launch of SkillsBuild

Following the P-TECH launch earlier this year, the new SkillsBuild platform reinforces IBM’s commitment to life-long learning in the UK   Around the globe, new technologies are rapidly transforming the world of work, and – as a result, the skillsets people need to be successful. To ensure an inclusive workforce, we must change the way we […]

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By Nick Garrod on 19 September, 2019

CICS 50th Anniversary

This year is a Golden Jubilee for innovation. These 50-year anniversaries include the first US ATM; the first successful heart transplant; the Moon landing. And perhaps less well-known to most people is that the IBM software product called CICS was born in 1969. It was designed to fill a gap in the Public Utilities market, […]

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By Rupert Clegg and Bob Booth on 17 September, 2019

CFO: the restless reinventor – Chapter 2

The CFO and the path to personalisation In the first chapter of this series we discussed the market forces that are revolutionising global business paradigms, and the pressure those shifts are putting on the CFO role. Here, we will explore the drive towards personalisation, and the responsibility of the CFO to harness the opportunities this […]

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By Dr. Nicole Mather on 13 September, 2019

Reinventing clinical trials: delivering on the vision of digital transformation in health

Last year 870,000 patients in the NHS had the opportunity to access cutting-edge treatments early as part of clinical trials.  NHS DigiTrial is one of seven new hubs announced by Health Data Research UK. The hubs aim to reinvent the approach to trials, enabling cutting-edge research for health discoveries, to help bring new therapies to […]

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By Petrena Prince on 11 September, 2019

3 Ways IBM is Helping UK Universities Beat Disruption

UK Universities are amongst the best in the world, being home to four of the top 10 international universities. They are at the forefront of world-leading research which drives innovation, economic vitality and improves people’s everyday lives in all sorts of ways. However, the competition has never been so tough for the universities and higher […]

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By Rupert Clegg and Bob Booth on 3 September, 2019

CFO: the restless reinventor – Chapter 1: A Brave New World

We stand at the starting-block for the next big shift in business. As radical new technology poses unprecedented possibilities for businesses, the CFO role is expanding in every direction. Five years ago, the CFO’s time was dedicated to reporting, cost reduction and investor management. Today, they must adapt to the challenges and embrace the opportunities posed […]

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By Francesco Brenna on 29 August, 2019

Why it makes sense to start your AI journey in the IBM Garage.

A surprising statistic from a recent report, picked up by Forbes and others in March, suggested that 40 percent of European firms calling themselves “AI start-ups” are not, in fact, deploying AI technology at all. The implication seems to be that hype around AI is just that: hype. My experience, though, is that established businesses […]

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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 Bob Booth on 22 August, 2019

Get agile to build delightful customer experiences.

Work fast – with purpose – and break down internal boundaries to become a Cognitive Enterprise Digital disruption today is a given. Technology is fundamentally changing life and business with such breadth, depth and scale – and, importantly, at such an exponential pace – that businesses are forced to rethink the way they organise themselves. […]

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By Lindsay Herbert on 22 August, 2019

Digital transformation: your questions answered by Lindsay Herbert

Lindsay Herbert is Innovation Leader for IBM iX UKI and an IBM Inventor. In addition to advising company leaders worldwide on how to further their innovation agendas, Lindsay also invents breakthrough technologies for IBM itself. Her most recent invention is the IBM Instant Checkout, a revolutionary innovation for retail. This ground-breaking technology has been featured […]

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By Jeremy Worrell on 21 August, 2019

Fail … but not TOO fast.

A critical theme of digital transformation is the drive for innovation, and rightly so.    Many years ago this was my “thing”. I led work on creative innovation for a client with a household name … and I loved the work. But like any other fashion, innovation easily falls into disrepute. It’s really easy to […]

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By Vijay Sharma on 21 August, 2019

Data on the brain.

A smarter way to curate data that serves your platform and differentiates your business. No doubt, your business has spent the last decade amassing big data. You may think this gives you an advantage over the start-ups that are snapping at your heels. But it’s what you do with it that really matters. Business leaders […]

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By David Metcalfe and David Terrar on 10 July, 2019

Every cloud has a shadow hiding!

Apologies for the play on words – couldn’t resist it! This is our third blog, continuing the series of “where we’re going we don’t need roads” #dontneedroads, and for those of you wanting the throwback link how about Cliff Richard and the Shadows (cue Apache or Summer Holiday for those of a certain age!) So […]

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By James Sutton on 25 June, 2019

Emerging Tech at SW19

IBM Technology Garden Every year, IBM has a Kiosk at Wimbledon where members of the public can come in and find out what we do to support The Championships as well as how some of the IBM technology we use works. For 2019, IBM have partnered with a data visualisation studio to build “The IBM […]

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