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IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT)

IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Within two years, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the single greatest source of data on the planet, generated by billions of interconnected sensors and devices embedded into the world’s physical systems. IBM's Watson technologies thrive on tremendous volumes of data, and the IoT provides that. Cognitive systems puts all types of data -- even data that you may not be aware of -- into context with systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally. 

IBM is an established leader in the IoT with more than 6,000 client engagements in 170 countries, 1,400 partners in its growing ecosystem and more than 750 IoT patents. IBM is extending the power of cognitive computing to the billions of connected devices, sensors and systems that comprise the IoT, helping to transform the way we all live and work.

In February 2017, IBM officially opened the doors to its Watson IoT headquarters in Munich, Germany, one of the world's most advanced centers for Watson cognitive computing and IoT capabilities. The center will serve as the new global ecosystem for collaborative innovation, special industry "collaboratories" that bring together clients and partners to work together with IBM’s 1,000 Munich-based IoT experts to tap into the latest design thinking and push the boundaries of what is possible with IoT.

IBM is betting big and investing $3BN to bring Watson to IoT - allocating +$200M to the new Munich center alone.

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IBM Watson Internet of Things YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFNoGF7Ea-FfmAjfK4ReFpA

IBM Launches New Global Center for Watson IoT in Munich, Germany

Harriet Green, Global Head of Watson IoT (left) and Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology press the button to activate IBM's new global center for Watson IoT in Munich, Germany. (Credit: IBM)

IBM and Ricoh Transform Corporate Meetings with Industry-First, Watson-Powered Interactive Whiteboards

IBM General Manager Watson IoT Harriet Green and Senior Vice President, Services, Ricoh Americas, Mona Abutaleb celebrate the Watson-Powered Interactive Whiteboard which bring new efficiencies to the workplace. (Credit: IBM)

News releases
Date Title
19 Sep 2017 IBM and MTN Help Protect Endangered African Rhinos with Internet of Things Technology
21 Jun 2017 AOS and IBM developing logistics and transportation solution built on IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT
07 Jun 2017 IBM’s Harriet Green Named One of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business
09 May 2017 IBM General Manager Watson Internet of Things Offerings Chris O’Connor to Keynote at IoT Slam® Live 2017
25 Apr 2017 IBM Brings Cognitive Manufacturing to the Factory Floor
25 Apr 2017 ABB and IBM Partner in Industrial Artificial Intelligence Solutions
19 Apr 2017 HARMAN and IBM Watson Internet of Things Introduce Cognitive Rooms that Bring Connected Experiences to the Consumer
16 Feb 2017 IBM and Visa Turn Automobiles, Appliances and All Other Connected Devices into Potential Points of Sale with Watson Internet of Things
16 Feb 2017 IBM, Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics Partner to Fuel the Next Generation of Internet of Things Startups
16 Feb 2017 IBM Announces Major IoT Ecosystem Drive with New Clients & Partners Collocating at its Global Watson IoT Headquarters
16 Feb 2017 Bosch and IBM start collaboration for Industrial IoT
16 Feb 2017 French National Railway Company Accelerates Innovation with Watson Internet of Things on IBM Cloud
16 Feb 2017 IBM and Ricoh Transform Corporate Meetings with Industry-First, Watson-Powered Interactive Whiteboards
21 Nov 2016 IBM Named an Internet of Things Software Platform Leader, Launches Global Watson IoT Consulting Solutions
04 Oct 2016 Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Plans Cognitive Hospital Rooms powered by IBM Watson Internet of Things
03 Oct 2016 IBM Invests to Lead Global Internet of Things Market – Shows Accelerated Client Adoption
03 Oct 2016 Schaeffler and IBM Sign Watson IoT Partnership for New Industrial Era
03 Oct 2016 Aerialtronics Commercial Drones Give IBM Watson Internet of Things a Bird’s Eye View
03 Sep 2016 IBM Watson Powers Wave of Innovation in Consumer Electronics
21 Jul 2016 The Weather Company to Deliver Crucial Weather Data for Safety and Resource Management Solutions to Underserved Areas Around the World
30 Jun 2016 ISS Turns to IBM Watson IoT to Transform Management of 25,000 Buildings Worldwide
16 Jun 2016 Local Motors Debuts "Olli", the First Self-driving Vehicle to Tap the Power of IBM Watson
02 Jun 2016 IBM and Cisco Combine the Power of Watson Internet of Things with Edge Analytics
14 Apr 2016 USC and IBM Extend Collaboration, Apply Cognitive Computing for IoT Solutions
19 Feb 2016 Deloitte LeasePoint Powered by IBM to Address New Accounting Lease Standards
19 Feb 2016 IBM Watson Internet of Things Technology Helps Fingrid Keep Power On
19 Feb 2016 IBM Watson Internet of Things Gives Lift to KONE’s Innovation in Smart Buildings
06 Jan 2016 Under Armour And IBM To Transform Personal Health And Fitness, Powered By IBM Watson
06 Jan 2016 IBM Watson to Power SoftBank Robotics’ Pepper
06 Jan 2016 Whirlpool Corporation, IBM Collaborate on Cognitive Solutions for Connected Appliances
15 Dec 2015 IBM Opens Watson IoT Global Headquarters, Extends Power of Cognitive Computing to a Connected World
28 Oct 2015 IBM Plans to Acquire The Weather Company’s Product and Technology Businesses; Extends Power of Watson to the Internet of Things
15 Sep 2015 IBM Helps Automakers Build Internet of Things Connected Vehicles
03 Sep 2015 IBM and ARM Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of Internet of Things
05 May 2015 IBM and the City of Berlin Accelerate Local Innovation on the IBM Cloud with techberlin.com
09 Apr 2015 IBM Helps Ecosystem of Partners, Clients Build 'Internet of Things' Solutions
31 Mar 2015 IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise

Images

  • Using IBM's IoT technology to monitor animal behavior patterns to detect rhino poachers

    Using IBM's IoT technology to monitor animal behavior patterns to detect rhino poachers

    Date added: 19 Sep 2017

    Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa is tracking the behavior patterns of animals such as zebra, impala, eland and wildbeest to detect poaching activity. The new IoT powered solution developed by IBM, MTN and Wageningen University collects animal location information, movement, direction and average speed of travel along with other data. (Credit: IBM)

  • Welgevonden Game Reserve is using IBM's IoT technology to prevent rhino poaching

    Welgevonden Game Reserve is using IBM's IoT technology to prevent rhino poaching

    Date added: 19 Sep 2017

    IBM, MTN and Wageningen University use an IoT powered solution that gives Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa, a powerful tool in the fight to save endangered Rhinos. The solution uses the threat response patterns of other animals such as zebra, wildbeest, impala and eland, as an early warning signal, without divulging the precise location of the rhino. (Credit: IBM)

  • Zebra fitted with a sensor to detect threats from rhino poachers

    Zebra fitted with a sensor to detect threats from rhino poachers

    Date added: 19 Sep 2017

    IBM, MTN and Wageningen University's IoT powered solution fits animals such as zebra, wildebeest, eland and impala with custom made sensors which will transmit data on their behavior to the IoT platform. As a result, plains game such as the zebra, act as sentinels and their response patterns provide an early warning in the battle to save endangered rhinos. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM Launches New Global Center for Watson IoT in Munich, Germany

    IBM Launches New Global Center for Watson IoT in Munich, Germany

    Date added: 16 Feb 2017

    Harriet Green, Global Head of Watson IoT (left) and Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology press the button to activate IBM's new global center for Watson IoT in Munich, Germany. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM and Ricoh Transform Corporate Meetings with Industry-First, Watson-Powered Interactive Whiteboards

    IBM and Ricoh Transform Corporate Meetings with Industry-First, Watson-Powered Interactive Whiteboards

    Date added: 16 Feb 2017

    IBM General Manager Watson IoT Harriet Green and Senior Vice President, Services, Ricoh Americas, Mona Abutaleb celebrate the Watson-Powered Interactive Whiteboard which bring new efficiencies to the workplace. (Credit: IBM)

  • Aerialtronics and IBM Watson IoT Deliver 360 Degree Cell Towers Inspection

    Aerialtronics and IBM Watson IoT Deliver 360 Degree Cell Towers Inspection

    Date added: 03 Oct 2016

    Aerialtronics drones leverage high definition cameras and Watson Visual Recognition APIs to analyze cell towers and identify specific areas of concern that could impact the quality of telecommunications services. (Image courtesy of Aerialtronics)

  • IBM Watson Powers Wave of Innovation in Consumer Electronics for the Home

    IBM Watson Powers Wave of Innovation in Consumer Electronics for the Home

    Date added: 05 Sep 2016

    Global Head of IBM Watson IoT, Harriet Green (front) with David Tuerk, Panasonic’s European General Manager for Smart Home (left), Norbert Schmidt, Vice President Product and Brand Whirlpool EMEA (center) and Cedric Hutchings, GM Nokia Health (right). (credit: Thomas Koehler/photothek.net)

  • IBM helps ISS Transform the Management of over 25,000 Buildings Globally with Watson IoT

    IBM helps ISS Transform the Management of over 25,000 Buildings Globally with Watson IoT

    Date added: 30 Jun 2016

    Global Facilities Management Leader ISS Partners with IBM Watson IoT to Make Better and More User-Friendly Buildings. Andrew Price, Chief Commercial Officer, ISS (left) and Nils J. van der Zijl , Business Unit Executive, IBM Watson IoT Europe (right). (Credit: IBM)

  • The Edge of What's Possible with IoT

    The Edge of What's Possible with IoT

    Date added: 02 Jun 2016

    IBM and Cisco are working together to provide real time Internet of Things insight at the edge of the network, providing businesses in remote locations with the ability to tap the combined power of IBM's Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco's edge analytics capabilities to more deeply understand and act on critical data on the network edge. (Credit: IBM and Cisco)

  • IBM and Cisco combine the power of Watson Internet of Things with edge analytics

    IBM and Cisco combine the power of Watson Internet of Things with edge analytics

    Date added: 02 Jun 2016

    IBM and Cisco are collaborating to provide instant IoT insight at the edge of the network, bringing together IBM Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco edge analytics capabilities to help organizations more deeply understand and act on critical data on the network edge. (Credit: IBM and Cisco)

  • USC and IBM open 'Center for Applied Innovation" for Cognitive Computing and Internet of Things

    USC and IBM open 'Center for Applied Innovation" for Cognitive Computing and Internet of Things

    Date added: 14 Apr 2016

    On April 14, 2016, the University of South Carolina and IBM celebrated the grand opening of the $25 million 'Center for Applied Innovation' in Columbia, South Carolina. The Center will support university, IBM and private sector researchers, including Fluor Corporation, who will collaborate to develop real-world applications for the Internet of Things using cognitive computing, predictive analytics and predictive maintenance software. Initial projects will include developing ways to enhance and personalize tools in higher education, make aircraft more reliable and supply chains more efficient. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM Watson IoT Gives lift to Innovation in Smart Buildings

    IBM Watson IoT Gives lift to Innovation in Smart Buildings

    Date added: 19 Feb 2016

    The Leadenhall Building in London, where KONE - an IBM Watson IoT customer - provides the largest and fastest suite of panoramic elevators in the world (credit: DBOX for KONE)

  • Under Armour And IBM To Transform Personal Health And Fitness, Powered By IBM Watson

    Under Armour And IBM To Transform Personal Health And Fitness, Powered By IBM Watson

    Date added: 07 Jan 2016

    At CES, IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, and Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO, Under Armour, announced a new "cognitive coaching" system, powered by Watson, that will transform personal health and fitness. The system will serve as a personal health consultant, fitness trainer and assistant by providing athletes with coaching around sleep, fitness, activity and nutrition. It will initially be available within UA Record™ available now on the App Store. (Alan Rosenberg/Feature Photo Service for IBM) 

  • At CES, IBM And Medtronic Unveil Plans For Cognitive Diabetes App

    At CES, IBM And Medtronic Unveil Plans For Cognitive Diabetes App

    Date added: 07 Jan 2016

    IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, and Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak, unveil the latest advances in applying cognitive computing to diabetes management during CES 2016. The two companies showed a research prototype for a first-of-its-kind cognitive app designed to analyze real-time data from Medtronic devices to help detect important patterns and trends for people with diabetes. In a pilot, IBM and Medtronic applied cognitive analytics to 600 anonymous patient cases using data from Medtronic insulin pumps and glucose monitors. The technology was able to predict hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – up to three hours in advance of onset—early enough so a person with diabetes could take action to prevent a potentially dangerous health event. The goal is to interpret the available data and act as a personal assistant. Contact: Christine Douglass, IBM, cgdouglass@us.ibm.com, 415-535-4479 (Alan Rosenberg/Feature Photo Service for IBM) 

  • IBM and UnderArmour announced plans to create a Watson-powered personal health consultant

    IBM and UnderArmour announced plans to create a Watson-powered personal health consultant

    Date added: 07 Jan 2016

    On January 6, 2016 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, IBM and UnderArmour announced plans to create UA Record™ with a Cognitive Coaching System, a Watson-powered app that will serve as a personal health consultant (credit: Under Armour)

  • IBM Opens Watson IoT Global Headquarters

    IBM Opens Watson IoT Global Headquarters

    Date added: 15 Dec 2015

    The Highlight Towers at Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 6 in Munich, Germany will serve as the global headquarters for IBM's new Watson IoT unit, as well as the company's first European Watson innovation super center. The campus environment will bring together 1,000 IBM developers, consultants, researchers and designers to drive deeper engagement with clients and partners, and will also serve as an innovation lab for data scientists, engineers and programmers building a new class of connected solutions at the intersection of cognitive computing and the IoT. The center represents IBM’s largest investment in Europe in more than two decades. (Photo copyright: Rainer Viertlböck for IBM.)


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