Harriet Green is taking on a well established collection of technologies and businesses related to connected sensors and data analytics.
IBM has formally created an Internet of things business unit on Monday and appointed Harriet Green, the former CEO of Thomas Cook Group in the UK, to lead the new division. Green, 53, has been named vice president and general manager of the new IoT division and will soon oversee a unit that will eventually comprise more than 2,000 consultants, researchers, and developers that take advantage of IBM’s Watson, analytics, and cloud.
The world we live in has become a semi-digital environment and through Quantified Self technology our bodies are also part of the Internet of things. Everything has turned into data. What does that mean for us humans with our analog senses? Will Big Brother be the only one understanding the infinitely growing amount of Big Data we're producing?
Design for Business Week kicks off with a discussion on how the Internet of Things can influence the creative worlds. Justin McKeown, Head of Computer Science and former Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at York St John University, shares his thoughts with us.
In his keynote at smartcon summit, Dr. Pentland will provide a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence.
Humans have more in common with bees than we like to admit: We’re social creatures first and foremost. Our most important habits of action—and most basic notions of common sense—are wired into us through our coordination in social groups. Social physics is about idea flow, the way human social networks spread ideas and transform those ideas into behaviors.
AT&T has spent the past few years capitalizing on innovations that focus on the IoT or the Internet of Things. Now that it has succeeded, it prides itself of about 23 million various devices that are now connected to its network -- from toothbrush to wheelchairs and automobiles. Famous research firm Gartner believes that the number will blow up to 25 billion in year 2020.
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Spending on Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services, which connect everyday objects to each other and the cloud, could soar from $656 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion by 2020, according to research firm IDC. To tap into that growth, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and chip designer ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMH) recently announced a partnership to strengthen each other's IoT businesses.