Meet Amy….. hear about her life as an IBM apprentice

Meet Amy….. hear about her life as an IBM apprentice

My name is Amy Magistris, I’m a third year Degree Apprentice, studying at Queen Mary University of London and based in Southbank and I’m currently working in the Rapid Prototyping Team. I chose to become a degree apprentice because in 2014 I was on IBM’s Futures Scheme, where I became involved in many careers fairs and had the opportunity to learn about IBM’s many other programmes. I decided to apply for the Apprenticeship, when my…

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Securing the new collar workforce of the Future: IBM and National Apprentice Week

Securing the new collar workforce of the Future: IBM and National Apprentice Week

by Jenny Taylor, IBM UK Foundation Manager. The UK has experienced massive growth in digital innovation, but the shortage of digital skills is threatening to topple the UK’s position as a major force in IT. The British Chamber of Commerce released a study in 2017 which highlighted that 75 percent of UK businesses reported a digital skills shortage in their employee base. With the ever increasing importance of digital technologies, the issue needs to be…

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How to build a better bed: IoT and AI at the zoo

How to build a better bed: IoT and AI at the zoo

What do queues, zoos, and machine learning have in common? Watson IoT, of course! Marwell Zoo is building better beds for their animals with IoT and machine learning. Using Watson IoT Platform, the park’s keepers are working in tandem with IBM, designing a better way to reduce energy consumption. All while creating a more comfortable environment for the animals. Harnessing machine learning to reduce costs and improve living conditions Can machine learning be used to…

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Sir Clive Woodward OBE – One step ahead – Gaining the competitive edge needed to win in sport and business

Sir Clive Woodward OBE – One step ahead – Gaining the competitive edge needed to win in sport and business

Written by Ben Arnold, Tim Ive and Emily Irons. Sir Clive Woodward is best known as the England Rugby Head Coach who led England to World Cup victory in 2003. However, prior to coaching rugby, Sir Clive spent over 16 years working in business. At the IBM Analytics Vision event in November 2017, Sir Clive gave an inspiring talk on the parallel concepts between business and sport, and the significance of data and technology throughout….

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Who Stole My Face? A story of identity theft and how it changed my online behaviour

Who Stole My Face? A story of identity theft and how it changed my online behaviour

By Simon Greig, Executive IT Architect, Global Business Services, IBM UKI   We are constantly faced with headlines warning us that “identity theft is on the rise” and is reaching “epidemic levels.” There is a frightening truth to most of these statements, yet how many of us can say that with every social media upload, every time we provide an online form with our home address or even share our surname, we consider “Who else…

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Reinventing citizen connection: how the public sector is moving beyond digital transformation

Reinventing citizen connection: how the public sector is moving beyond digital transformation

In today’s data economy, people, devices and systems are generating the data points to provide more opportunities for insight and connection than ever before. Data forms the lifeblood of any organization across both the private and public sector. While resources are in short supply and the need for cost efficiency is on the rise, this data is growing in volume and complexity. It is these pressures that are driving the evaluation and adoption of new…

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Addressing the Cyber Security Skills Gap in the UK Public Sector

Addressing the Cyber Security Skills Gap in the UK Public Sector

How innovative new approaches and game changing technology can help address the cyber skills gap in the UK Public Sector By Richard De Witt Jansen-Hull The UK Government holds a huge amount of data, often on vulnerable systems, making it an attractive target for cyber criminals. Threats come from opportunistic hackers as well as sophisticated and well-funded nation states keen to get their hands on valuable data.  It’s not only data at risk though, the Government…

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Mentoring with Hampshire Police at IBM Hursley

Mentoring with Hampshire Police at IBM Hursley

During the summer, we were approached by Hampshire Police to engage in a 6 month Mentoring Programme. The police believed their future leaders could learn a lot from the private sector, and likewise IBM could gain a lot from them. Typical challenges Hampshire Police identified were emerging threats, leadership, new technologies, staff morale and staff well-being. Equally the police service is world renowned for its ability to manage risk and provide exceptional customer service in…

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MOD AI Hackathon highlights data opportunity

MOD AI Hackathon highlights data opportunity

Data offers so much opportunity for defence.  That is the indisputable conclusion from the two day MOD AI Hackathon held last week when sixty hackers came together to tackle four challenges set out by the UK Ministry of Defence.  Many of the hackers work for small organisations and most had not previously engaged in defence.  They brought expertise in data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence, forming fourteen teams to build analytic models. General Sir…

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Delivering more value to citizens

Delivering more value to citizens

Government departments are looking beyond efficiency improvements and cost savings to deliver citizen value and innovation. As today’s data comprises a number of formats and locations, it’s now becoming necessary to have multiple clouds built to harness all types of data and utilise AI technologies to run new classes of applications and solutions.  At the same time, government departments can use cloud computing to expose their data to new types of users and ecosystems.  This…

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