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IBM’s Global Supply Chain Transformation Wins 2019 NextGen Supply Chain Leadership Award for Blockchain and IoT

World's First Enterprise Computer Hardware Partnership Recognized for Using Disruptive Technologies to Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Securit NextGen Supply Chain Conference -- IBM announced, that its global supply chain transformation has won a 2019 NextGen Supply Chain Leadership Award for the innovative use of blockchain and IoT. The distinction recognizes the world's first enterprise computer hardware partnership using these disruptive technologies to achieve end-to-end supply chain security. Using IBM Blockchain…

IBM Study: More Than Half of Organizations with Cybersecurity Incident Response Plans Fail to Test Them

Yet Use of Automation Improved Detection and Containment of Cyberattacks by nearly 25% IBM Security announced the results of a global study exploring organizations' preparedness when it comes to withstanding and recovering from a cyberattack. The study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of IBM, found that a vast majority of organizations surveyed are still unprepared to properly respond to cybersecurity incidents, with 77% of respondents indicating they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan…

RemoteMyApp Adopts IBM Cloud to Scale Multi-Platform Gaming Service

IBM Cloud Provides Vortex Platform with Scalability and Strong Performance for Online Gamers Around the World on Almost Any Device IBM announced that Polish startup RemoteMyApp will adopt IBM Cloud for increasing global reach and scaling of its Vortex gaming platform. Vortex allows users to play games anywhere in the world on almost any device - smartphone, tablet, or smart TV –via the application, without downloading the game. As the platform has grown in usage and expanded to new markets such as Latin America and…

Accenture Interactive Recognized as IBM Watson Customer Engagement Partner of the Year 2019

Accenture has been recognized by IBM as a top-performing global partner at the 2019 IBM Beacon Awards ceremony, held recently in San Francisco. For the second year in a row, Accenture Interactive was recognized as the IBM Watson Customer Engagement Partner of the Year. “Winning this award two consecutive years is a testament to our ongoing commitment to help our clients create and deliver the best customer experiences – meaningful experiences that improve people’s lives” The award highlights Accenture Interactive’s ability…

CoreMedia Appoints Jim Stirewalt, Former IBM VP, as General Manager for North America

Former VP of Sales for IBM Watson Customer Engagement to Lead US Growth CoreMedia, developer of the content management and experience orchestration platform, CoreMedia Content Cloud, announced the appointment of Jim Stirewalt as the company's General Manager for North American Operations. Stirewalt brings over 25 years of experience in sales management, marketing and advertising to his new position, including five years with SAP as Vice President of Sales (North American Digital Business) for Retail and Fashion and, more…

Alfresco Taps Former Atlassian, Skype, Microsoft, and IBM Engineering Leader Tony Grout as Chief Product Officer

Alfresco Software, a leading enterprise open source provider of process-led content management and information governance software, announced that Tony Grout has joined the company as Chief Product Officer. “We’re looking forward to even greater things in the future with our new team members adding to the strength of our existing Alfresco team.” Grout will bring more than 25 years’ experience to bear in his new role managing all product design and engineering operations. He will join Alfresco’s executive team and…

Absolutdata Integrates IBM Watson for Scalable Business Impact through Enhanced Insight Mining

IBM Watson Discovery Portfolio on Absolutdata’s NAVIK AI Platform Enables Enterprise Analytics and Data Mining at Scale Across Sales and Marketing Functions Absolutdata, a leading data analytics firm, announced that they have embedded IBM Watson services into their NAVIK AI Platform to help companies build an Intelligence Stack across Sales and Marketing functions. The Watson enhanced NAVIK AI Platform combines data, analytics and technology to optimize decisions on an ongoing basis without having to build a data science…

Showpad Appoints HP, IBM and Unit4 Veteran Dave Goossens as Vice President of Services and Support

Experienced Executive Will Expand Showpad’s Services Portfolio and Spearhead Initiatives to Drive Loyalty and Improved Customer Experiences Showpad, the leading sales enablement platform for modern sellers, has named Dave Goossens as the company’s first Vice President of Services and Support. In his position, he’ll be responsible for driving a world-class experience for Showpad’s customers, ensuring users are empowered to take full advantage of the platform’s benefits while also expanding the company’s current services.…

IBM Watson Assistant Continues to Drive Global Business Transformation

IBM's AI Enterprise Assistant Is Helping Brands Across 20 Industries Around the World Reimagine Customer Relationships IBM Think -- As the use of intelligent virtual assistants continues to grow, IBM announced further worldwide adoption of IBM Watson Assistant, an industry leading AI solution that is designed to help companies save millions in operational costs and global enterprises engage with their customers and employees. Watson Assistant helps companies manage the large and often wide range of customer and…

CoreMedia to Showcase Best Options for Maximizing IBM Watson Commerce Investments

Presentations at IBM Think Will Highlight Flexibility of Headless Ecommerce with Coremedia Content Cloud CoreMedia, developer of the content management and experience orchestration platform, CoreMedia Content Cloud, announced a new initiative to provide customers of IBM WebSphere Commerce (WCS) with the widest range of content integrations and migration strategies for their commerce system. These extensive integrations – which will be demonstrated this week at IBM Think in San Francisco – enable brands, manufacturers, and…

IBM iX and Sitecore Launch Global Marketing Services and Technology Agreement

Partnership to Deliver Customer Experiences That Drive Brand Loyalty and Increase Competitive Advantage Sitecore, the global leader in digital experience management software, announced a new global partnership with IBM iX, one of the world's largest digital agencies and global business design partners. The partnership will make available to clients Sitecore's leading web content management, commerce, and marketing solutions via IBM iX designers, technology experts, and industry strategists in 40 IBM Studios worldwide.…

Ingenico Launches IBM Watson-Enabled Chatbot to Enhance Customer Experience

Payment Leader Enhances Messaging Bot Solution with AI Services from IBM Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, launched its innovative payment-enabled chatbot, which uses natural language processing (NLP) from IBM Watson to create a smooth customer experience. Watson capabilities allow Ingenico's chatbot to better understand users' requests once they have been inputted, whatever they may be. It can better interpret nuances in language and phrasing, handling natural variations in the way individuals…

NexTech to Integrate IBM Watson’s Machine Learning Into AI For AR eCommerce Platform

NexTech AR Solutions is pleased to announce that its development team has begun integrating IBM Watson's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms into its patent pending web enabled AR platform. With this integration NexTech is quickly building out a next generation, industry first, artificial intelligence (AI) based AR eCommerce solution. With AI the platform will now be able to offer scanning of the body, hands, and feet as well as facial features, to understand an individual shopper's style, sizes and preferences, as well as…

First ‘Post-Influencer’ Marketing Platform Launches. Powered by IBM Watson. $5.5 Million Invested in Props

IBM's Oliver Blodgett, World Surf League Co-Owner Paul Speaker, Axispoint Founder Scott Powell Join Investment and Management Team Props, the first holistic marketing technology platform for authentic content creators and marketers, launched while announcing its leadership team, investors, and advisors. Coinciding with the launch is the completion of $5.5 million in investment capital, according to president and CEO Joseph Perello. Investors include Paul Speaker, the co-owner and former CEO of the World Surf League; …

IBM Watson Marketing Releases 2019 Marketing Trends Report Focused on Emerging Trends Redefining the Profession in the Shift to AI

Top Drivers Include "the Emotion Economy," Tech-First Marketers, and AI-Powered Personalization, Supported by New Roles in Data and Agile Marketing With artificial intelligence (AI) continuing to gain usage among marketing professionals, IBM announced a new report from IBM Watson Marketing identifying a new breed of marketers coming to the forefront. Driven by a growing need to meaningfully structure data to enable actionable, real-time decision making IBM's 2019 Marketing Trends Report provides practical insights for…

Catalina Taps IBM Analytics to Aid in Digital Transformation

IBM announced that Catalina, the market leader in shopper intelligence and personalized digital media, has adopted the IBM Integrated Analytics System (IIAS) as a key pillar of its expanding analytics program to help provide its clients increasingly more relevant shopper insights. Catalina, the pioneer of personalized digital marketing, has been helping consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers turn shoppers into buyers with targeted marketing solutions driven by data analytics since 1983. The company is…

Partnership TechBytes with IBM Watson’s Hillary Henderson and IRIS.TV’s Richie Hyden

(Left) Hillary Henderson Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Management at IBM Watson (Right) Richie Hyden Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at IRIS.TV Many media companies have robust video content archives, but don't understand what they have because the metadata is terrible. In this context, we spoke to Hillary Henderson, Sr.Director, Product Strategy and Management at IBM Watson, and Richie Hyden, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at IRIS.TV, to understand why they chose to jointly build a video…

IBM Services Signs $240 Million Agreement with Lenovo to Help Drive the Future of its Call Centers with Artificial Intelligence

IBM Solution Offers Global Reach of Cognitive Solutions, Augmented Reality and Weather Alerting Technologies IBM announced that it will supply field services and remote call center solutions to enhance the commercial customer experience for Lenovo in its North America, EMEA, and Latin America markets. The $240M USD multi-year agreement continues to build on the success of the IBM-Lenovo relationship that began in 2005.  Today's customers' expectations for service are changing, and they want to have everything…

Lufthansa and IBM Collaborate for AI-Powered Ad Campaign

New Interactive Advertising Unit Creates Enhanced Traveler Experience, Powered by IBM Watson's AI Technology As part of Lufthansa's ongoing global #SayYesToTheWorld brand campaign, the airline has teamed up with IBM Watson Advertising to launch an AI-powered advertising experience. Lufthansa is the first airline brand to launch an IBM Watson Ads campaign with Watson Advertising. The campaign focuses on exploring a world of new possibilities and saying yes to the unknown. The interactive ads, powered by IBM Watson,…

IBM’s AI-Powered Interactive Ads to Guide Shoppers this Holiday Season

Leading Toy Maker LEGO Systems Among First Brands to Activate New Ad Platform Just in time for Black Friday—the busiest shopping day of the year—IBM is announcing that its latest AI-powered interactive ads will be used by LEGO Systems, Inc. to recommend the right gift set to the right holiday shoppers. The ads will run throughout the holiday season, when the majority of annual toy retail sales take place. For holiday shoppers seeking just the right toys to buy this year, the experience is both easy and intuitive.…