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Expressway – the next-generation journey to Business Agility!

Expressway methodology is the new way to:

  • Give your people the technological tools to run and manage your Business
  • Get and apply the insights from your operations necessary for Continuous Innovation
  • Design, Orchestrate and Integrate new and re-invented Business Models in order to achieve Business Agility
  • Allow your Business Priorities to become Desired Business Outcomes with bold ideas for creating initiatives
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A unique opportunity to connect with multiple IBM and NextBlue alliance Cybersecurity experts in one room!

A not to miss event to get the cure on your Cybersecurity battle!

 

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Be the first to know all about Think 2019


We’re bringing Think 2019 to San Francisco next year, and we couldn’t be more excited! I know you’re interested in hearing all the big announcements as soon as possible, so I have some good news. You can sign up now for Think updates and be the first to know:
  • Important dates, discounts, and key event details
  • Sessions and speakers you can’t miss
  • Updates on how we’lltake over San Francisco
  • All the infoyouneed to get approval to attend
Just visit the URL below, fill out some basic information, and you’re on the list! That’s all it takes.
Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco next February!
All the best,
CyberDude

 

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s Letter to the U.S. President-Elect


Washington, D.C. – IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty this week sent the following letter to the president-elect of the United States:

International Business Machines Corporation
Office of the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
One New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504-1783

November 14, 2016

Mr. Donald J. Trump
Office of the Presidential Transition
1800 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Dear Mr. President-elect:

Congratulations on your election as the 45th president of the United States.

Last Tuesday night you spoke about bringing the country together to build a better future, and the opportunity to harness the creative talent of people for the benefit of all. I know that you are committed to help America’s economy grow in ways that are good for all its people.

I am writing to offer ideas that I believe will help achieve the aspiration you articulated and that can advance a national agenda in a time of profound change. I do so as the leader of the nation’s largest technology employer, its leading patent creator, and the company that for more than 105 years has believed that prosperity and progress can be achieved by unleashing the potential of all people. Permit me to offer a few specific suggestions:

Creating “New Collar” Jobs
Getting a job at today’s IBM does not always require a college degree; at some of our centers in the United States, as many as one third of employees have less than a four-year degree. What matters most is relevant skills, sometimes obtained through vocational training. In addition, we are creating and hiring to fill “new collar” jobs – entirely new roles in areas as such cybersecurity, data science, artificial intelligence and cognitive business.

You’ve spoken about the importance of vocational education, and we agree. IBM has championed a new educational model for the United States – six-year public high schools that combine traditional education with the best of community colleges, mentoring, and real-world job experience. The first of these schools opened with IBM’s support 5 years ago in New York; we have hired some of the first graduates. There will soon be 100 such schools across the country. With your support, we could do much more. Let’s work together to scale up this approach of vocational training, creating a national corps of skilled workers trained to take the “new collar” IT jobs that are in demand here in America.

Building Intelligent, Secure Infrastructure
You’ve said we need to invest in America’s infrastructure, and we agree. As we build big, let’s also build smart. The country should focus on infrastructure investments that incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) technology and artificial intelligence to improve performance. And as infrastructure gets smarter, it also increases the need for cybersecurity, so that vital networks cannot be compromised. We recommend that your infrastructure package include incentives for states and localities to build intelligent – and secure – roads, bridges, buildings, and other public facilities.

Healthcare: Applying Lessons from Private Sector Experience
IBM operates one of the largest employer-sponsored health plans in the United States. In 2009, IBM offered 15 specific ideas for how America could save more than $900 billion over ten years through common-sense reforms to the healthcare system, leveraging lessons learned in the private sector. These included using data analytics to reduce fraudulent Medicare claims, improving the exchange of healthcare information among providers, and leveraging the government’s purchasing power to lower the cost of drugs and care. IBM will update its recommendations for the healthcare system and hopes to work with Congress and your HHS Secretary to drive better healthcare at lower cost.

Using Data to Fight Government Waste and Inefficiency
Eight years ago, IBM helped lead an effort to identify $1 trillion in savings the federal government could achieve through using advanced data analytics, data center consolidation, and the use of cloud technologies to improve the cybersecurity of key government systems. As part of the Technology CEO Council of which I am a member, we will prepare an updated set of recommendations for how you could use technology and fraud analytics to save the government more than $1 trillion.

Bringing Money Home to Invest in America
IBM supports your proposal to make American’s tax system more competitive. Many billions of dollars of American companies’ earnings do not come home because of an outdated and punitive tax system. Your tax reform proposal will free up capital that companies of all sizes can reinvest in their U.S. operations, training and education programs for their employees, and research and development programs. We will support the efforts of your administration and Congress to pass tax reform early in 2017.

Taking Care of Our Veterans – With the World’s Best Technology
All of us at IBM share your gratitude and devotion to the men, women and families who serve our country. More must be done to give our vets the best medical care possible. So we recently announced a pilot program with the Department of Veterans Affairs to help its oncologists treat 10,000 veterans through the power of precision medicine and genomic analysis powered by IBM’s cognitive computing system, Watson. We hope to work with your VA Secretary to expand this collaboration.

Mr. President-elect, IBM’s roots are in the United States. We are investing, hiring, and continuing to reinvent our company for long-term competitiveness. At more than 50 major locations across the country, we hired more U.S. employees last year than in the previous five years. We are opening new innovation centers and business units across the country. We are proud of the work we do here in the United States, just as we are proud of the work we do in more than 175 countries around the world.

In the years ahead there will be issues on which we agree, and issues on which we do not. But as you prepare to take office as our new president, I hope the ideas I have offered in this letter represent ways that we can work together to achieve prosperity that is broadly shared in our society.

Sincerely,

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

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Infographic: IBM – 100 Years Investing in the U.S., and Counting…(JPG)

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IBM News room – 2014-12-10 Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps – United States


CUPERTINO, California and ARMONK, New York – 10 Dec 2014: Apple and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise. IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between Apple and IBM. IBM clients today announcing support for IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions include: Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte.

via IBM News room – 2014-12-10 Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps – United States.

IBM News room – 2014-11-18 IBM Verse Fuses Cloud, Social, Analytics and Design Innovation to Transform the Way We Work – United States


ARMONK, NY – 18 Nov 2014: IBM NYSE: IBM today is reinventing enterprise email with a new freemium social collaboration offering that uses built-in analytics to give individuals a new way to converse, find the right people and information fast, and get work done. IBM Verse stems from the company’s $100 million investment in design innovation and brings together its leading cloud, analytics, social and security platforms to transform the future of work.

via IBM News room – 2014-11-18 IBM Verse Fuses Cloud, Social, Analytics and Design Innovation to Transform the Way We Work – United States.

IBM News room – 2014-10-14 IBM and SAP Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption – United States


ARMONK, N.Y. and WALLDORF, Germany – 14 Oct 2014: SAP SE NYSE: SAP and IBM NYSE: IBM today announced that SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications – accelerating customers’ ability to run core business in the cloud. The SAP® HANA Enterprise Cloud offering is now available through IBM’s highly scalable, open and secure cloud. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will expand to major markets with the addition of the IBM cloud data centers. This is expected to enable customers to deploy their SAP software around the globe in a faster and more secure environment that is backed by IBM’s proven cloud capabilities.

via IBM News room – 2014-10-14 IBM and SAP Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption – United States.

IBM And SAP Score Win Over Amazon – Business Insider


IBM CEO Ginni Rometty

On Tuesday, longtime partners IBM and SAP announced another new bond: SAP will use IBM’s cloud for its pride-and-joy database HANA.

IBM and SAP have long ago realized that the “enemy of my enemy is my friend.” SAP developed its database HANA to stick it to its arch rival Oracle. HANA is known as an “in-memory” database, able to crunch through huge amounts of data really quickly.

via IBM And SAP Score Win Over Amazon – Business Insider.

ConnectED 2015: What’s changing and what’s staying the same


Kristin Keene, Events Manager for ConnectED formerly known as Lotusphere and Connect joined Oliver Heinz’s monthly ICS Community webcast today, and she shared some more information about the upcoming event:Why the change?Based on decisions with business partners, clients and experts, IBM determined they had swung the pendulum too far away from their technical roots with the most recent conferences. People felt that the LOB and marketing content was starting to overshadow the event.

via ICS Zone.

IBM ConnectED 2015 update


Lots of updates for IBM ConnectED! Per the site, “In 2015, IBM Connect will transform into an even more in-depth technical event, “IBM ConnectED” that provides the deep ‘nuts and bolts’ technical experience that is so important to our long-standing technical community.” I am very excited about this, as the technical content is why I go to Connect/Lotusphere.

via Articles.