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Don’t undervalue the power of the dorm room citizen developer

One of the big findings from the 2014 IBM Business Tech Trends study was the fact that companies are finding more value from attracting armies of developers who had no previous affiliation with themselves (who we call citizen developers). For

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Great example of on-site video production: Post-it Idea Booth

So, months after SXSW I’m still thinking what a great idea this was from the post-it team… setup a booth where you can record stories of how your products/services change people’s lives: The outcome? Well, you can see those on

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The impact of driverless cars on insurance

I had an interesting discussion with Lee Fogle a year ago who was them at Exigen. We talked broadly about some of the key trends in car insurance and it began to dawn what a different landscape we will have

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#SMBEB: Jory Des Jardins, BlogHer on current state of blog publishing

When Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins founded BlogHer in 2005 they were only thinking of helping showcase women bloggers, not of building the content network empire that BlogHer is today. In an inspiring Social Media Breakfast

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IBM @ TiEcon 2014

I’m looking forward to attending my first TiEcon event tomorrow. If past events are anything to go by, we’re in for a real treat from some of the brightest minds in the startup/tech space. And some of those minds just

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MyMenu: IBM Pulse App Throwdown winner brings mobile, cloud and analytics to restaurants

Have you ever sat at a restaurant and wanted to make sure the creator of that sumptuous Tiramisu knows just how good it really is? Or find an easy way to give feedback on less-than-stellar service? MyMenu has the answer.

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Reshma Saujani from Girls Who Code on bridging the skills gap

One great thing about IBM events is that you get to meet some of the most influential and poignant thinkers of our time. That said, I was excited about the opportunity to talk to Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of

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SMBEB: Robert Scoble and Shel Israel on the Age of Context

Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

My smartphone knows from my email that I’m due to fly out of an airport 20 miles away later today. When I open up my phone, it will tell me that the flight is on time and that the there’s

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