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IBM InterConnect 2017

A Fond Farewell to IBM InterConnect 2017

As I write this on the flight back east from Las Vegas, I look back at another successful IBM InterConnect. As an IBM business partner for over two decades, I’ve attended many conferences.  But this one was particularly exciting. This week in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to meet with key business and technical leaders […]

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Live from IBM World of Watson: don’t be afraid of the AI boogeyman

I’ve been lucky enough to sit in on a number of interesting conversations and presentations this week at World of Watson that deal with the underpinnings of cognitive technology–most notable, artificial intelligence (AI for short). And interestingly, something that came up in each of those conversations was the usual Hollywood portrayal of AI as the […]

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Live from IBM World of Watson: could a cognitive system have written this for me?

A lot of the talk this week focuses on how AI and cognitive systems can help extend our abilities in healthcare, or factories, or public infrastructure. But these systems also have potential applications for non-physical pursuits. For example, marketing. In a session I attended yesterday, the speaker noted that marketers only have access to 20% […]

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BI&Analytics

Live from IBM World of Watson: Putting the ‘Business’ into Social

Traditional BI ‘collaboration’ is one-to-many eg publishing infographics to a website  or emailing a PDF – it’s like running a webinar where the participants are on mute (‘listen only mode’). The future of collaborative BI must evolve to ‘many-to-many’ – including abilities for co-authoring of BI content, as well as co-consumption, annotation, discussion, sharing, editing. […]

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