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Insight Robotics douses out the competition, wins SmartCamp China!

August 27, 2014

Insight Robotics douses out the competition, wins SmartCamp China!

Every summer in the United States, it seems like there are more and more forest fires. Literally thousands of forestland acres are lost each summer season! It always makes me wonder, “Can’t we do better?”

Last week’s SmartCamp China winner has a great solution for fighting forest fires, called Insight Computer Vision Wildfire Detection System. Insight Robotics uses thermal imaging sensors and advanced artificial intelligence vision technology to quickly locate a forest fire, giving first responders a jump at extinguishing the flames. So precise is their solution that is can spot fires as small as an area of 2m x 1m within 5km radius!

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And that’s not all it can do! Insight Robotics also says that their solution can be used in a variety of ways for undeveloped terrain, including the monitoring of illegal logging and large city parks.

Now that’s what I call a smarter solution! Congratulations to Insight Robotics!

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Namaste India… Happy Independence Day!

August 15, 2014

I wish all my friends from the land of innovation HAPPY INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Talking of innovation, if you want to see how the latest technologies set pacesetters apart, make sure you check out the August 21 webcast where I’ll be releasing the findings of our latest Business Tech Trends Study!

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Summer Jokes! Yes, an infographic your friends and kids will love!

August 13, 2014

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Pacesetters — what do they do differently?

August 12, 2014

Exclusive 2014 Business Tech Trends study webcast: Do you know the key characteristics of Pacesetters?
By Sandy Carter

If you are like me, you are very intrigued with how successful people and companies do things. They are always one step ahead of everyone else! How do they know what to do to be successful?

These successful companies – called Pacesetters – have always intrigued the industry, and the IBM Center for Applied Insights decided to find out how they do it. They surveyed over 1,400 decision-makers in 15 industries across 5 continents to get a current global snapshot of how companies are using key technologies to stay ahead of the pack. They found that Pacesetters are using Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social to drive more business outcomes.

But how do they do this? How do they stay ahead of the fray when so many are using the same technologies?

On August 21st, we’ll reveal the findings during a webcast with the release of the 2014 Business Tech Trends study. We’ll share with you the key characteristics of Pacesetter companies. In addition, we’ll turn this information into actions and ideas that will help you approach the market more effectively.

Learn more about my webcast in this short video.

Joining me for the webcast will be Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder & Chairman at Constellation Research, Inc., and Susanne Hupfer, Research Lead for the study from the IBM Center for Applied Insights. We’ll also hear from IBM Business Partners Pitney Bowes, Esri, Hootsuite, and Fiserv to get their point of view.

I know you will find this webcast to be very informative. Don’t forget to register and join me on August 21! Do not miss this great opportunity for valuable insight! Discover what it means to be a Pacesetter!

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Do you want to know the secrets of the Pacesetters? Social is one! An Infographic

August 7, 2014

Register for the webcast

https://ibm.biz/techhuddle

Use and follow #IBMBTT

https://ibm.biz/BdF42X

Video – Announcing the Entrepreneur Huddle webcast

https://ibm.biz/BdF424

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The Africa Open Data Jam: Open Goverment, Open Data, and IBM Bluemix as the technology enabler!

August 6, 2014

I am a very big believer in crowdsourcing as part of a strategy. The US Government this week is doing just that strategy! They are hosting an interactive and fun session taking place as we speak @ Open Gov Hub in Washington, DC and broadcasted to US Embassies and IBM locations in Africa.

Open Data is a transformational trend in Open Governance that is generating empowerment and economic growth. We are focused on huge volumes of Open Data that are published everywhere generating amazing opportunities to improve quality of lives from water consumption to agricultural enhancement and traffic optimization. Of course, these are all part of being a Smarter Planet.

In the opening from Nick Sinai – US Deputy Chief Technology Officer– he emphasized that data is the new natural resource and its role in governments for serving citizens. He also discussed IBM’s role with Bluemix as the base for the Jam!

We have unleashed social collaborations as the catalyst to drive this transformation! I am such a huge believer in Social Business and in government. This OpenJam is a great example.

As IBM and the US Goverment (USDA, Whitehouse, and USAID) host this one-day Open Data Jam as part of the US-African Leaders Summit, it enables a global sharing of experiences in Open Data publishing. These are real use cases that demonstrate growth and empowerment, develop skills and capabilities, and build a global community of Open Data developers who can help Africa become an Open Data leader. Data.gov is making more and more data available.

As we all know, data by itself is not valuable. You need apps, and analytics! Cell phone technology (SMS and Voice) is key in reaching masses in rural Africa for 2 way interactions; both for collecting data as well as providing knowledge back to citizens as well as for apps! This is where IBM Bluemix comes in — it is a cloud based platform that facilitates fast app building!

We know we can’t solve many problems in a day, but we think this will be an important first step towards building an international community who can work together to move Africa forward!

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Heading to BlogHer ’14 next week? Why Blogging is a gateway drug!

July 18, 2014

Sandy Carter:

BlogHer is one of my favorite content networks and events. So I was very excited to have the opportunity to talk to co-founders Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins.

We talked about developing more opportunities for women in tech, why when thinking mobile you need to think tablets, and how in certain markets every blogger needs to be a pinner.

If you haven’t already, make sure you check out BlogHer!

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

BlogHer 2014, the 10th anniversary celebration of the popular women’s blogging network, kicks off next Thursday, July 24th in San Jose, California. There’s still time to register, and we hope you do — we’ll be there, too!

This year, along with a Happiness Bar offering in-person support for your WordPress sites, we’re hosting a series of short workshops on the topics you care about most. We’re also excited to welcome some of the amazing WordPress bloggers nominated as BlogHer Voices of The Year — they’ll join us for a series of informal panels where we can chat all things blogs and blogging.

Interested? Here’s the schedule:

Friday, July 25

  • 10 AM: Talking Shop with BlogHer Voices of the Year
  • 11 AM: WordPress.com or Self-Hosted: Which One is Right for You?
  • 12:30 PM: Own Your Content: Tips for Switching Blog Platforms
  • 1:30 PM: Talking Shop with BlogHer Voices of the Year
  • 2:30 PM: Getting Great…

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