Add a little spice to Wimbledon Finals weekend – Part III

Add a little spice to Wimbledon Finals weekend – Part III

In my final blog to help you entertain your friends coming over for the Wimbledon Finals, I’m going to turn my attention to a ‘starter’ – a prawn cocktail with a twist of cognitive technology. If you’re playing catch-up, here’s my ‘main‘ and ‘dessert‘. The starter, which I hope you’ll try out, has also been inspired by IBM Chef Watson but before moving on to the recipe I’d like to make a few comments about…

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Wimbledon on the move: serving up relevant, personalised content to a global audience

Wimbledon on the move: serving up relevant, personalised content to a global audience

2016 is the year of the connected consumer. As mobile device ownership is nearing ubiquity, digital experience moves beyond the geographical confines of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and presents Wimbledon with an important opportunity to engage with fans across the globe on an entirely new level. This comes with the challenge greeted by many brands across industries of ensuring these communications are timely, relevant and, most importantly, welcome. In an age where…

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Add a little spice to your dessert. Strawberry Carpaccio with a chilli kick!

Add a little spice to your dessert. Strawberry Carpaccio with a chilli kick!

In my first blog I suggested a ‘main’ dish for your friends coming over to watch the Wimbledon Finals and briefly mentioned IBM Chef Watson. Next I’d like to suggest a ‘dessert’ – for those of you with big appetites or those that just want to jump straight in to something sweet! Before I move on to the recipe, and especially for those of you that have already tried the ‘main’, let me answer a…

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Add a little spice to Wimbledon Finals weekend – Part I

Add a little spice to Wimbledon Finals weekend – Part I

By day I work for IBM working on some of the largest technology contracts in Europe, but by night I run a catering company, helping brighten up people’s lives with food. So why am I telling you this? Well as a professional chef and someone who has a good understanding of technology, I’ve often wondered how it might help me become more creative in the kitchen. I now have my answer, and with the Finals…

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Highlights from the Finance Leaders Day at IBM Business Connect 2015

Highlights from the Finance Leaders Day at IBM Business Connect 2015

Recently, as part of the IBM Business Connect series, over 40  finance leaders attended the Finance Leaders day for a focused dialogue on the changing landscape of the finance industry,   I had the opportunity to meet  with  fellow finance professionals to share and exchange experiences that many of us are having across a range of topics.  These included finance transformation, new insights driven by analytics and leveraging mobile, cloud and security to grow and protect…

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Getting inside the numbers – a cognitive approach to finance

Getting inside the numbers – a cognitive approach to finance

A few years ago, business leaders could see the competition coming. The biggest risk was a new rival entering the market with a better or cheaper product or service. Today, ‘uberization’ or industry disruption caused by an unlikely competitor, has become a dominant concern of the C-suite. In IBM’s latest study ‘Redefining Boundaries’, in which 643 CFOs participated, it was found that business leaders believe cloud computing, mobile solutions, the Internet of Things, and cognitive…

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Why Should a CISO Attend the Security Leaders’ Day at IBM BusinessConnect 2015?

Why Should a CISO Attend the Security Leaders’ Day at IBM BusinessConnect 2015?

Security threats are front page news effecting brand and market share. They’re getting more frequent and sophisticated.  Marketing activities are plentiful in trying to help security leaders comprehend the challenges facing them.  So why is IBM’s Security Leader’s day on 10th November any different? Well, in a recent IBM study that talked to C-level executives, IBM learned that two years ago IT security ranked low on the list of concerns. Now, 68 percent of respondents rank…

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