A Smarter Planet

From the World Wide Web to the Web Wide World

Jack Mason

Jack Mason
New York, USA
Global Business Services, Strategic Programs
I'm working on IBM's Smarter Planet initiative, which is about the global evolution from the "World Wide Web" to a "Web Wide World" ... a planetary infrastructure that is pervasively instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. http://smarterplanet.tumblr.com

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New web-based model for sharing research datasets could have huge benefits:
A group of researchers have proposed creating a new web-based data network to help researchers and policymakers worldwide turn existing knowledge into real-world applications and technologies and improve science and innovatioRead full post »

CTIA Show Highlights Shift from Systems of People to Value

IBM’s SVP of Global Business Service Bridget van Kralingen notes that the final shift happening is from systems of people to systems of value. Companies will find in order to engage with today’s people, the enterprise and its character ar… Read full post »


#IBM and EKZ Make #Electric Vehicle Charging More Convenient with New Smartphone Application

What you need to do to create a "wirearchy":

If you are convinced that your future workplace should look more like a Wirearchy, (a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on, knowledge, trust, credibility, a focus on results; enabled by interconnected people and technology) then the bes/… Read full post »

CTIA Show Highlights Insight is the Next Commodity

IBM’s SVP of Global Business Service Bridget van Kralingen said the end game is not to merely extract insight in the world of big data, even though there is amazing power in looking at all of it. In the IBM bi-annual survey of… Read full post »

What happens when computers are cheaper than LEGO blocks? — GigaOM:

Thanks to Arduino kits and the Raspberry Pi Linux computer, computing now can cost less than LEGOs. So today’s kids — and a generation of enthusiast hackers — are creating a movement that might incubate the next Woz.

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Few enterprises are ready for the app economy’s data explosion — Tech News and Analysis:

In the new app economy, organizations no longer own all the data they need to make accurate business decisions. This loss of control requires data marketplaces and data syndication models that few enterpris

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Breakthrough nano-technology solar cell achieves 18.2% efficiency, eliminates need for anti-reflection layer:
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have produced solar cells using nanotechnology techniques at an efficiency – 18.2%—that is comp… Read full post »

  Belgian Hackers Let You Build Circuit Boards on the Web | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

The rise of low-cost, hacker-friendly electronics is fueling a new wave of hardware hobbyists. Using programmable boards like the Arduino and dirt-chip computers like the Raspberry Pi, you can build everything f/… Read full post »

Google Puts Its Virtual Brain Technology to Work - Technology Review:

This summer Google set a new landmark in the field of artificial intelligence with software that learned how to recognize cats, people, and other things simply by watching YouTube videos (see “Self-Taught Softwareâ€). That techn/… Read full post »

IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD:

So remember last month how I told you about Project Sparta? That would be the IBM project aimed at simplifying how companies attack their big-data problems.

Well, it has a name now, and as I suspected, it’s… Read full post »

When will data-powered personalized health hit ‘escape velocity’? — Tech News and Analysis:

A handful of leaders in health data suggest that data-driven personalized health approaches could achieve mainstream adoption in five years, with some saying valuable but intermittent work could happen

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Hands-Free Robotic Luggage Is Here, Still Waiting For My Flying Car

Hop is a suitcase that follows close behind the user, as he or she moves out of range. It’s named after bellhops, people who are hired — often by hotels — to carry guests’ luggage, according to Hop’s official website.

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Internet use in Asia up 14% in 2012 as online population passes 1 billion: Report


Catch the replay of IBM Global Business Services’ interactive panel discussion, “The First Three Years after Business School: How Early Consulting Experiences Shape Careers†featuring special guests from the Forte Foundation, University of Virginia and IBM.  And discover more vPanels available… Read full post »

How Big Data Is Improving Healthcare

With the increasing digitization of healthcare, the trend of “Big Data†has been gathering steam. According to a new report from digital health consultancy DrBonnie360, there is an estimated 50 petabytes of data in the healthcare realm. That’s predicted t/… Read full post »

I.B.M. Chief on Watson, Cognitive Computing and Her Tenure - NYTimes.com:

Virginia M. Rometty, the chief executive and newly appointed chairman of I.B.M., answered a mysterious and pressing question on Tuesday: Where is Watson?

Watson is the room-size computer that defeated its human rivals to beco/… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2012 1:02PM

TEDx Tackles the Future of Cities

TEDx Tackles the Future of Cities:

Cities around the world are constantly sparking new questions: How can we ensure adequate housing for all? How can we live more sustainably? How can we live harmoniously in increasingly multiethnic environments? The questions are almost limitless, and it can be haRead full post »

How your smartphone could give you a smart home, no extra smarts required | VentureBeat

Home automation still seems a little Tomorrowland, but Ube thinks it can make some parts of that dream a reality, even for the Homer Simpsons among us.

Ube is a startup focusing on bringing the Internet of… Read full post »

Empowering “Things†for Our Internet of Things | World Future Society:

A 2011 study by Machina Research projected a sevenfold increase in revenues by 2020, creating a $1.2 trillion market opportunity for the wireless industry. Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2012 4:32PM

Are intranets obsolete?

Are intranets obsolete?:

Enterprise social networks will eventually supplant the traditional intranets and portals currently used to manage internal employee communications, workflows, and files. They have the advantages of being purpose-built for today’s business: they are fluid, immediate, end-us… Read full post »

MaKey MaKey “an invention kit for everyone†turns every day objects into things that can trigger the internet (technical term, there) as seen with the banana piano.

An invention kit for artists, kids, educators, engineers, designers, inventors, makers… You can use any material that can conduct… Read full post »

We Are All Born Scientists, Study Finds | Popular Science

Young kids think and learn about their surroundings much the way that scientists think and learn in advanced experiments, a new study says. They form hypotheses, test them, analyze their findings and learn from their actions and the actions/… Read full post »