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SHARE 2017

Preparing for SHARE 2017

Twice a year, enterprise IT professionals flock to SHARE, an independent, volunteer-run information technology conference that gives attendees the chance to learn, network, and influence the industry. Rocket is proud to be a platinum sponsor for SHARE 2017, which will take place next week in Providence, just one hour from Rocket headquarters in Waltham, MA. […]

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IBM Z13

Generation Z Competing on Mainframes

Sign up to enter the Student Mainframe Hackathon @ SHARE Student Career Day! We’re proud to partner with SHARE and IBM to sponsor the Student Career Day at the SHARE conference in Providence this August. This event will allow computer science and engineering students to get their hands on arguably the world’s most powerful computing […]

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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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HAL 9000

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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Gears

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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