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  • IBM & CUNY Announce Student Winners in App Contest

    IBM & CUNY Announce Student Winners in App Contest

    Date added: 2015-01-15

    At Baruch College in New York City, IBM and the City University of New York (CUNY) announced the top three winning teams of a student app competition with the best innovative ideas for how IBM Watson technology can help New York City and higher education. Student winners receive cash prizes and a chance to work at CUNY business incubator. This competition is the latest example of IBM fueling an ecosystem of innovators and providing students with an opportunity to learn about next generation technology. Student finalists sparked creative ideas, envisioning Watson-powered apps that could help city social workers better serve children and families by analyzing patterns; create a more efficient 311 system staffed by virtual agents and aided by predictive analysis; and an automated advisor for undergraduates and college counselors that will help identify and schedule ideal courses. From L to R: Stanley Litow, IBM Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs; Rashmy Chatterjee, IBM Vice President of Marketing Communications, and Citizenship; Nekita Singh, Queens College senior; John Banks, Consolidated Edison Vice President of Government Relations; Lizeth Mejia, Queens College junior; Kimberly Sy, Queens College senior; Allan Dobrin, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor and COO; Carter Bales, New World Capital Group Chairman & Managing Partner; Minerva Tantoco, City of New York Chief Technology Officer. (Credit: Elena Olivo for CUNY)



  • IBM Inventors Produce a Record 7,534 Patents in 2014

    IBM Inventors Produce a Record 7,534 Patents in 2014

    Date added: 2015-01-12

    Yorktown Heights, NY/January 12, 2015 -- IBM broke the U.S. patent record in 2014, becoming the first company to surpass 7,000 patents in a single year as it topped the annual U.S. patent ranking for the 22nd consecutive time. IBM's record 2014 patent total included more than 3,000 inventions – 40% of its annual total – in the company's strategic growth areas of cloud computing, analytics, mobile, social and security. Over the past five years, IBM has more than doubled its annual output of patents in these areas. More than 8,500 IBM inventors around the world, including researcher Stacy Hobson (pictured), produced 7,534 patents for the company in 2014. Hobson was awarded four patents in 2014, including #8,635,673 for an invention that automatically controls the flow of data shared between computers and mobile devices. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)



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