Cloud is at a tipping point for business.
Cloud is at a tipping point for business.
Every year, SXSW Interactive comes alive. Like a human body, all of these various systems of technology intermingle and create something magical for a few days here in Austin. Today, I had the chance to talk about some anatomy myself: The Anatomy of a Cognitive Startup.
Today is international women’s day. To me, this is a significant day as it celebrates the achievement of women around the world! Women are over 50% of the world’s population — so inclusion is very important to the world. For instance, did you know if there was parity of women and men in the workforce in Egypt that the GDP would go up by 34%?
I am passionate about innovation and study after study shows that diversity breeds innovation.
So today, let’s celebrate and commit to parity across the world !
I think the OpenWhisk announcement from Interconnect was one of the most significant.
Tell me what you think!!!!
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IBM is so excited to announce the launch of developerWorks Architecture at InterConnect! Check out what Dirk Nicol has to say about it.
Many of you have asked for a summary of news for developers from Interconnect. Here are the top 6 pieces of news!
GitHub and IBM. I am so excited that IBM and GitHub have formed a Strategic Partnership. We will offer the first and only GitHub Enterprise Service in dedicated and Local Hybrid Clouds. GitHub has a community of 12 million developers.
Bitly: Bitly is an amazing company that serves Enterprise clients. Bitly selected IBM Cloud as its preferred cloud platform and will migrate its platform of 25 billion data-infused links to IBM Cloud to leverage its global scale and reach. Bitly’s API, used by developers who embed more than 300 million links into their products and applications each month, will also move onto IBM Cloud. http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49161.wss
Gigster: Gigster plans to use IBM Cloud as its preferred cloud platform for building cognitive apps. IBM will equip Gigster’s “shared economy” of developers with APIs for cognitive, IoT and more. Gigster, an online marketplace that rapidly curates and matches top software developers with projects that companies need built, plans to use IBM Cloud as its preferred cloud platform for building cognitive apps. Gigster intends to train its “shared economy” of technology talent—including 1,400 skilled developers and project managers—on IBM Cloud so that they can build the next generation of apps fueled by top services and APIs in cognitive, IoT, mobile and more http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49162.wss
SWIFT: For the first time, we will roll out the tools on IBM Cloud that make it easy for 11M SWIFT developers to bring the advantages of the mobile language to build enterprise applications on the cloud. This could have an explosive effect on productivity for enterprise developers. http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49157.wss
Watson APIs: IBM announced new and updated cognitive APIs that enhance Watson’s emotional and visual senses, further extending the capabilities of the industry’s largest and most diverse set of cognitive technologies and tools. Text to Speech (TTS) and Tone Analyzer have undergone significant advancements, and two new APIs, Emotion Analysis and Visual Recognition, are now available in beta. These APIs are pushing the sensory boundaries of how humans and machines interact, and they are advancing how technology can think, perceive and empathize. For more information visit http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49160.wss
BlueMix Whisk: IBM announced the ability of IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk platform to enable developers to quickly build microservices that execute software code in response to events such as the clicking of a mouse or the receiving of sensor data from any IOT device
Day 1 of InterConnect 2016 at an end, but with it came so many beginnings: The beginning of a simpler Cloud, of new value in existing offerings, and a new chapter in the Watson story.
Cloud development is even easier thanks to the new 1. Bluemix Whisk, which drives the rapid creation of new apps and microservices fueled through an open ecosystem. Plus, our existing 2, Cloud Data services are now “open for data,” to speed the use of data sources for new apps.
We’ve brought billions in value to our existing offerings through Connect, extending enterprise apps and data to the Cloud. 3. WebSphere Connect and the Connect family of offerings have already cloud enabled 100K+ IBM Software clients, and with Bluemix services, they’ve connected to Cloud-based apps, data, and APIs.
Our new Cloud-based 4. Blockchain resources gives developers the ability to speed up DevOps and get Blockchain ready for their business. With video poised to exceed 80% of all Internet traffic by 2019, we’ve launched our new 5. IBM Cloud video platform, perfect for live-streaming and on-demand needs.
Finally, IBM has offered a number of robust as-a-Service solutions from Platform to Software. Now, we’re excited to announce 6. AI-as-a-service with IBM Watson. Get access to the most expansive portfolio of AI capabilities with vision, speech, language, and data. We’re equipping developers with SDKs, tooling, and more, and it’s only available on IBM Bluemix!
Yesterday we discussed the announcement of 7. GitHub Enterprise and I will blog in a bit on 8. bit.ly
In addition, 9. Swift and 10. VMware were incredible partnerships!
An astonishing day of astonishing news. Stay tuned for more as InterConnect kicks into high gear tomorrow!