Building a Smarter Planet takes people who are passionate about using technology to improve the world and who are eager to innovate and take risks. During the past year, we profiled eight of these “People for a Smarter Planet,” putting the spotlight on researchers, engineers, inventors and innovators who are focused on the future.
They include people like Lisa Seacat DeLuca, a young, prolific software engineer on the cutting edge of advanced cloud solutions; Andy Stanford-Clark, a pioneer in smarter energy solutions; Marie Kenerson, who’s using cloud technology to bring quality healthcare to Haiti; Uyi Stewart, chief scientist at IBM’s first research lab in Africa; and Michelle Zhou, who sees Big Data as a means for world peace and not just corporate profits.
They also include people like, IBM software engineer and master inventor, Brian O’Connell, who has been architecting the television and online sports infrastructures with Big Data analytics; Thomas Schaeck, IBM distinguished engineer, who’s at the forefront of social networking and collaboration in the enterprise; and IBM researcher, Jeffrey Nichols, who is exploring the value of social media beyond sentiment.
Take a few minutes and meet these people who are working with IBM to build a Smarter Planet.