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Forbes: Where is IBM driving Watson AI?

Feb 12 - Forbes discusses information from Think, including IBM’s positioning of Watson as the most accessible AI solution that can execute wherever data resides, even if it is split among platforms. 

IBM Db2: Providing effective AI and sound IA

Feb 13 - Organizations can’t have effective AI without sound IA (Information Architecture). And one of the pillars of any IA is data management. See why IBM Db2 is positioned to become the AI database that can help power today’s cognitive applications.

Digital transformation done right

Feb 14 - Most businesses are adopting some form of cloud and AI capabilities to meet customer expectations, but not everyone has executed a successful digital transformation strategy. Read more on turning data and services into a competitive advantage.

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IBM Watson brings Watson to any cloud

Tech Crunch covers announcements at Think that not only involve freeing Watson-branded AI services, but also how IBM will offer businesses a full spectrum of tools for developing and running AI models using structured and unstructured data — as well as a full monitoring and lifecycle suite.

Introducing IBM Cloudant® partition queries: faster, cheaper and more scalable

How is IBM meeting client demand for less expensive partition queries while also improving the scalability and performance of Cloudant? Introducing a new query style that offers a more scalable, faster and cheaper way to query a Cloudant database.

IBM and Red Hat: Driving innovation for 20 years

As technology has cycled repeatedly over the last 20 years, the open source community has played a crucial development role, and that has never been more apparent than today, as companies work to shift their business applications to the cloud. Throughout the last two decades, IBM and Red Hat have maintained a commitment to the open source community and have helped drive business innovation. 

Fueling Customer Success with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

VMware and IBM Cloud have several mutual enterprise clients across multiple session stages at Think this week. Attendees will hear about experiences migrating and modernizing their VMware workloads. Westpac, the oldest and second-largest bank in Australia, shares the incredible story of their digital transformation to shaping seamless, high-quality digital experiences.

A “Kubernetes Everywhere” Approach to Hybrid Cloud

“Which do I use — Cloud Foundary or Kubernetes?” IBM has a vision for the marriage of containers, apps, and functions into a single combined and unified container application platform. Coupled with powerful database technologies, it’s time to break down the silos and see how these projects’ paths are converging to solve real microservices dilemmas: security, scale and operations.

IBM POWER9 on IBM Cloud: More Choice and Flexibility, On-premises and Off

Cloud adoption isn’t a “one-cloud-fits-all” strategy. It’s a new and modern journey to cloud with a hybrid approach, where enterprises blend the value of their original investments and on-premises environments with new public and virtual-private cloud estates. The IBM Cloud and IBM Power Systems teams are bringing the IBM POWER9 platform to the cloud with the new IBM Power Systems Virtual Server on IBM Cloud — available in select IBM Cloud data centers spring 2019.

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IBM Watson Anywhere: Opening AI to Work with Data Across Clouds

IBM has unveiled a new chapter in the journey from AI experimentation to wide-scale deployment. Watson is breaking down barriers and opening new possibilities, making services available on any cloud environment — on-premises, private, public or hybrid.

Data and AI announcements from Think 2019

IBM has exciting news for a new vision of the future for AI and digital transformation. See details about three big announcements involving IBM Watson Anywhere, IBM Business Automation Intelligence with Watson and IBM AI Certification and Learning.

Reuters reports on IBM Watson Anywhere

This article describes IBM’s ability to meet client demand in a hybrid cloud environment where companies don’t want to be locked into a single cloud vendor for AI or any other type of service.

Moving toward an open future of Data and AI: Q&A with IBM VP Dinesh Nirmal

A faster journey to AI for the enterprise? What’s the secret? In this interview with Dinesh Nirmal, IBM vice president of analytics development, he shares the highlights of his upcoming Think session: “Modernizing Your Data Estates for an AI and Multicloud World.” On Wednesday, February 13, he and David Bernert from The Boeing Company will discuss advancements in data that will give enterprises the edge.

Data That Rocks: Get Behind Denmark’s Premier Music Festival

See how a team of IBM data scientists took data cleansed of personal information belonging to attendees and combined it in various ways to understand how to create a better festival experience.

Prepare your data management architecture for AI and machine learning at Think

Read session descriptions that discuss how peers are achieving AI and machine learning successes or taking a deeper dive into machine learning solutions. Regardless of the session, attendees will feel empowered to build a foundation for AI.

Client stories

Crédit Mutuel

Crédit Mutuel, one of France’s leading banks, turned to IBM Watson® to speed up everyday processes and allow client advisors time to address more complicated and nuanced problems.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

How could J.B. Hunt ensure that it was managing content in an efficient, compliant way? With new data retention and management processes built on IBM information lifecycle governance solutions, the company is able to help drive better decisions about managing, retaining and disposing of data.

Nedbank Group

With pressure to provide real-time analysis of huge quantities of operational data, how could Nedbank Group expand its data warehouse while maintaining agility and keeping costs in check? See how the bank augmented its analytics landscape with a software-defined data warehouse solution from IBM.


Wanting to improve operations, foster greater innovation and go to market quicker with new features and products, UBank explored a platform as a service (PaaS) cloud development model. The bank launched new initiatives in an IBM Cloud Platform environment, including a virtual assistant that incorporates IBM Watson technology to support its online home loan application.


Medtronic is harnessing IBM Streams and Watson Platform for Health™ to help improve the lives of people with diabetes, building a mobile personal assistant app for diabetes management that will provide actionable glucose insight and predictions.


Who wants to carry more than one phone when dealing with your personal and business communications? Movius is a cloud-based mobile communication services company that provides multiple lines on one mobile device — delivered via VMware on the IBM Cloud bare metal server infrastructure.