Driving the future of digital infrastructure with the Blockchain ecosystem

Today at IBM, I am excited to introduce you to Canadian Blockchain startup, and IBM SmartCamp finalist, Nuco. Nuco is one of ten semi-finalists who will pitch live on stage at LAUNCH festival, and compete for the IBM Global Entrepreneur of the year award. They could also potentially receive...  Continue reading Driving the future of digital infrastructure with the Blockchain ecosystem

Two startups who are unleashing the power of Cognitive technology

What is A.I. really about, you say? Artificial Intelligence is both the theory and development of computer systems that typically would require human intelligence. Today, the term A.I. is also a buzz word for anything that contains technology achieving intelligent systems. ‘Cognitive’ technologies — designed to simulate human thought — are organized into Cognitive Systems. They make use of Machine...  Continue reading Two startups who are unleashing the power of Cognitive technology
Initiatives to advance developer skills in collaboration with Coursera.

IBM launches new initiatives to advance developer skills and careers for the cognitive era in collaboration with Coursera

IBM and Coursera are excited to launch a series of high-impact entrepreneur and web development opportunities for qualified Indian startups to build and bring a solution to market. IBM and Coursera, the largest open online education provider, are excited to announce an exciting¬ joint path for high potential Indian incorporated startups to access a range of...  Continue reading IBM launches new initiatives to advance developer skills and careers for the cognitive era in collaboration with Coursera

Ecosystem India: Making India essential in the global ecosystem economy

IBM DeveloperConnect India – a first-of-a-kind developer event designed to gain a year’s worth of learning in a day is coming to India on June 17th. With Connected Cars, Cognitoys, social sentiment enabled fashion and more, everything cognitive will be celebrated at IBM DeveloperConnect. We know that not everyone can take part, so we're...  Continue reading Ecosystem India: Making India essential in the global ecosystem economy

Brazilian startup creates the first virtual assistant for weddings supported by IBM Global Entrepreneur & Watson

Remember the old days when planning a wedding meant hiring a wedding planner, or scouting out venues, caterers, florists, musicians and an endless list of contacts yourself? Well now you can do all of that virtually in Brazil. Meet Meeka, the first virtual assistant for weddings brought to you by Mecasei.com. Built with Watson...  Continue reading Brazilian startup creates the first virtual assistant for weddings supported by IBM Global Entrepreneur & Watson

What is the cloud?

I was recently asked, “What is your definition of cloud?” I thought for a moment about giving the stock answer: the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition: Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services)...  Continue reading What is the cloud?