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Announcing our newest BlueMix Garage: The Israel ALPHAZONE!

July 9, 2014

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Are you ready to accelerate your startup? Click here to access the IBM Alpha Zone: A Bluemix Garage!

Have questions? Check out our FAQ here!

Didn’t register for this semester? Click here to apply (Second semester registration starts October 2014).

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Bluemix GAs – WOW! The PaaS Power!

July 1, 2014

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For Developers – The Wimbledon Experience!

June 20, 2014

We are calling all Developers to get under the covers at Wimbledon 2014 and help take the experience to the next level.  

Background:

The Wimbledon website, with 19.7 million unique users last year, is being enhanced with more mobile functions where users are able to create a personalized feeds with news from their choice of players, countries and categories of match, from data updated up to 140,000 times a day.

A new addition this year is “Hill vs World” which will be polling the results questions asked of fans sitting on Henman Hill via the giant screen, and pitting them against those of the television and internet audience responding via social media.

An IBM Softlayer based analytics console known as Wimbledon Social Command Centre will allow the social media team to view engagement from users in real time and tailor content according to reaction. This could take the form of everything from a conversation about strawberries in the rain to which photo of Andy Murray is causing the most stir!!!

48 tennis analysts are stationed around the site to manually capture data from the courts and feed it into the IBM cloud, which then crunches it into the statistics and graphics for the TV coverage and the second screen Slamtracker service

IBM has uploaded years of analytics gathered from previous championships to its private cloud. The cloud server is scalable and will be ramped up during the fortnight to cope with demand. IBM’s Watson will be flexing its elastic data muscles to ensure that data supply and demand are always met, constantly analyzing information to ensure that pertinent data is at the front of the cloud’s ‘mind’

Now it is your turn!

And the innovation doesn’t stop there! – What would you do to make the Wimbledon experience even better?

Now it’s your chance to create a prototype app which uses, creates, consumes, or analyses data in and around The Championships to enhance the fans’ experience on-site. Your code will create, consume, or analyze data in and around The Championships (either previously generated or real-time) to enhance the fans’ experience on-site.

You can also contribute your own data if you like. Don’t have any? That’s okay. There’s some on the website to download

We will have prizes for the Best mobile app and Best Data Insights.

To take part, upload your app to BlueMix and send us a 2-4 minute video demonstrating your solution’s use of IBM technology and include a 500 word max abstract.

We are starting this to run from October 24 – November 6.

The best apps will be invited to pitch in front of a live audience at IBM BusinessConnect from which we will pick our category winners, and the overall winner

  • Prizes – Two show court tickets for The Wimbledon Championship 2015 and the opportunity to work with IBM Interactive Experience team in the UK, to explore how your solution might be incorporated into the official Wimbledon mobile app for the 2015 Championships.

http://www.ibm.com/uk/wimbledon_innovation_challenge/

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CNBC Top 50 Disruptors – Of the Top 20, 25% are Social

June 18, 2014

top diruptorsI love disruptors.   I love innovation and creative thinking.

So the CNBC Top 50 Disruptors was interesting.   (read the full story here  http://www.cnbc.com/id/100637276

I found it interested that ALL these companies are either based on Cloud, Social, Mobile, or Analytics.   All are based CAMS!

And of the Top 20, 25% are Social Business oriented.

Whose your favorite?  And what’s your biggest AHA on the list?

 

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Aspera Live on Softlayer in 7 Hours!

June 11, 2014

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What I know about you! How digital marketing drives personalization

May 26, 2014

We are seeing a huge change in digital marketing driven by CAMS (cloud, analytics, mobile, social)! In this coffee break I talk to experts from @Gigya, @OgilvyOne and the irrepressible @JayBaer about the latest trends.

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Upcoming Cloud Webcasts!

May 13, 2014

I want you to be aware of some great opportunities on Codename: BlueMix and SoftLayer coming up in a matter of days. There are two webcasts you can attend to learn about our new and exciting cloud-based solutions!

BlueMix is fantastic for building, managing and running apps and services of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). The May 15th webcast will benefit developers and Business Partners alike on hearing how BlueMix offers a low-risk, secure, cost sensitive environment—using new capabilities and technologies geared towards the cloud.

Here’s a brand new video to help you get up to speed on the power and potential of what BlueMix has done for others and what it can do for you!

SoftLayer provides a robust, scalable and secure platform for born-on-the-cloud applications. The May 22nd webcast will provide an introduction to SoftLayer and cover the business strategy for Business Partners, the value proposition, and the subscription model.

Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to sign up for both webcasts. You don’t want to miss them!

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Who Rocks Open Technologies? IBM

May 6, 2014

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We’ve got some big news on the Cloud front!

The expansion of Cloud Foundry Foundation sponsorships jumped to 8 additional Gold sponsors: Accenture, BNY Mellon, Capgemini, GE, Ericsson, Intel, NTT and Verizon. That brings the total number of contributing companies to 43!

A huge WELCOME ABOARD to our new Cloud Foundry Foundation sponsors!

Did you know that IBM is one of the original founding sponsors of Cloud Foundry? Cloud Foundry is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists that seek to produce a ubiquitous Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. And IBM wanted to be a part of it. As Angel Diaz, VP of IBM Open Technologies & Cloud Performance, puts it, “IBM sees Cloud Foundry as yet another opportunity to help our clients develop and adopt open cloud computing platforms.”

As you can imagine, there’s also a Codename: BlueMix element! BlueMix is leveraging Cloud Foundry and its capabilities to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, all while accessing a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks. It’s all about building and creating apps!

To learn more about Cloud Foundry, go to http://www.Cloudfoundry.org, or better yet, attend the Cloud Foundry Summit  in San Francisco! It’ll be on June 9-11, 2014.

And lastly, be sure to check out Chris Ferris’ article  in the Thoughts on Cloud blog and follow @cloudfoundry <for tweets!

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Buildings become smarter with Big Data, Analytics, and Cloud!

May 5, 2014

Happy Monday and welcome to our Coffee Break!

Today, we are going to see how buildings become smarter with big data, analytics, and cloud.  These “smarts” are important to help companies to optimize their office space.

 

 

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By 2019, Most Developers in the World will live in India! IBM Loves India INNOVATION!

April 21, 2014

Today, the developer ecosystem in India is the second largest in the world, and by 2019, it will be the largest in the world. 

There are about 18.2 million software developers worldwide, a number that is due to rise to 26.4 million by 2019, a 45% increase, says Evans Data Corp. in its latest Global Developer Population and Demographic Study.

Today, the U.S. leads the world in software developers, with about 3.6 million. India has about 2.75 million. But by 2018, India will have 5.2 million developers, a nearly 90% increase, versus 4.5 million in the U.S., a 25% increase though that period, Evans Data projects.

India is ready and Social!   It is the land of Creativity, Bollywood and rich Social Networks!

India is land with rich cultural heritage, creativity and vibrancy. Bollywood is a testimony of that.  Last time I was in India, it was my birthday and we celebrated in style with the great music and people!  The soft power of India is visible on the world map. The nation of young developers has risen to the opportunity that a smarter planet can offer them.

In preparation for a business trip to India, I tweeted about my excitement and energy to spend some time in India as I’ve seen it grow as an emerging and innovative country. I have visited India before, meeting with customers and being the keynote speaker at industry leading events. I arrived in India after a long flight and nightmare experience in baggage claim. The hotel seemed like a reprise and all thoughts were focused on collapsing into sleep.

When I arrived at the hotel around 11 p.m., the hotel general manager told me that he had put the “group” waiting for me in a conference room, because it had become too large for the lobby. I was not expecting any group and made sure I told the IBMers from the region to greet me in the morning as to not take them away from their families so late at night. After completing the check-in process, I turned to the conference room where the hotel had directed me, not realizing that my “tweet” had become a connection point.

Here in Mumbai, thousands of miles away from my home in the United States, was a group of people who knew me only by my blogs, LinkedIn groups, and tweets. They trusted my expertise and were anxiously waiting to greet and talk to me about Social Business. Through that one tweet, some of the most dedicated followers in India had determined which conference I was speaking at, and therefore at which hotel I would be staying. They had also determined the flight by asking the front desk for the “expected time of arrival,” so they gathered and hoped for some time with me, which I gladly gave to my new “friends.”

I was amazed that this tweet had truly been heard across the world, and trusted by thousands of people. My connectedness had engaged this group. While social media’s growth in India will be largely dependent on the penetration of broadband, this “group” was proof that the global connectedness had extended to the Indian people from one person to another and one business to another.

We believe that Developers from this part of the world can change the game for a Global Impact

There is transformation happening the world over. In a smarter planet everything is connected. People and devices. There are millions lines of codes in a fighter aircraft. Software development and deployment is not only impacting human lives but is re writing a whole generation. BlueMix is  a level playing field for enterprise and individual developers

Codename : BlueMix is an enterprise-grade platform that allows you to build Apps as if you are playing in a sandbox! You can now create Apps with the efficiency of a cold-blooded cyborg with a single solution environment with instant services, runtimes, and infrastructure you need to push your future ideas into the present.

IBM Brings the Bluemix days in 10 Indian Cities!!

To tap into the technology skills, the BlueMix days will travel to all top developer populated cites in India.   The vibrant startup ecosystem can jump start through these events and we are seeing that the valley is not anymore confined to valley anymore. Startups with intent to impact global technology are emerging from these cities. For example,  Ideas and prototypes around wearable devices are coming from places like, Startup Village ( a startup incubator) from Cochin, Kerala ( popularly known as God’s own country ).

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The Institute of Academic excellence and research can add value to our business – – India has invested in technology leadership and nurturing them from very beginning and world of technology is enjoying the fruits.   Cloud Foundry as an open source platform can be a game changer for Sis looking for the next big idea.

Bluemix makes you cool. – Have you tried bluemix.net ? Trust me hexagons are cool!!!!

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