IOD 11 Dispatch: IBM redraws the starting line - IBM Software Blog
There’s a line that’s been forming over the past few years – a line dividing what technology did for us in the past and what it will do in the future. A line dividing the certainty of the past with the uncertainty of the future; a line between those who will lag and those who will lead the way on our instrumented, interconnected and intelligent planet
Today, IBM made that line clear and present for all to see.
We saw that line in today’s news that Ginni Rometty will succeed Sam Palmisano
as our President and CEO. An exceptional leader, a forward-thinker as steeped in our values as she is committed to our customers, Ginni will lead IBM into its second century fully aware of its ability to change the world. She knows that a company focused on the future must never stop changing.
We saw the line in this morning’s general session, in which Steve Mills led us through a litany of success stories across such volatile industries as retail, financial services, energy, telco
. In each example, we saw how organizations use IBM analytics technologies and expertise to manage and master the overwhelming volume, variety and velocity of their data.
In each example, we saw these organizations translate data-driven insights into confident, meaningful action that brings them closer to their customers
, replaces costs with revenues and even maps the real-world impact of weather in the sky.