IBM Ted Talks and the Future of the IBM i

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IBM hosted a TED Talk event last week and it produced exciting insights about software, data, leadership, and more. Here are a few highlights:

“With each generation, we don’t just pass along our DNA—we pass along our ideas. The innovations we uncover today become the building blocks for innovation for future generations.”

Lisa Seacat DeLuca, mobile software engineer for IBM’s Open Technology and Cloud Performance organization, who spoke on the “Internet of Everything”

“We’re bombarded with stories about how much data there is in the world. But much of our data doesn’t fit neatly into databases. It is highly subjective … Data doesn’t create meaning. We do. And we have to ask, ‘Did the data really show us this? Or does the conclusion make us feel more comfortable and successful?’”

Susan Etlinger, industry analyst with Altimeter Group, who spoke on the incredible responsibility that comes with interpreting data 

This is a very exciting time to be a software developer. With the advances in technology and by listening closely to our customers, we can design software that helps companies extract insights from the vast amounts of data being collected.

Here’s another interesting insight on how big data can help predict community health challenges like the Ebola outbreak:

“An algorithm spotted the Ebola outbreak nine days before the Word Health Organization recognized it. We could have put simple measures in effect to contain that disease early on … With the flood of big data and our capacity to make sense of it, we can now forecast the next humanitarian healthcare crisis.”

Monika Blaumueller, consultant at IBM, who spoke on how data can super-size humanitarian aid

See more insights from the conference here.

IBM Power System Resurgence?

Check out a passionate blog about the future of the IBM i from IT Jungle. Is the future of the platform in question? Editor Timothy Prickett Morgan says no – IBM will continue to support both the IBM i and AIX platforms for years to come. But “Big Blue” will need to reinvest profits to innovate new features and expand its sales and marketing. Read more here.

IBM’s Watson – The Why and the How

Why did IBM create Watson? Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at IBM, talks about the need to create a system to manage and gain insights from unstructured big data. Check out the Watson birth story below.

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