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What's Next for Data, Computing and Society at CES 2019

IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginny Rometty took the CES 2019 keynote stage on January 8 and explored what’s next for IBM across data, blockchain, AI, and computing. Rometty was joined on stage by executives from Delta Airlines, Walmart and Exxon Mobile, and attendees were shown how IBM helps these companies and others to better serve travelers, track the food supply chain, optimize the power grid and enable new energy solutions. Major announcements from IBM included:

  • partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, where both teams will share data and use AI to understand the progression of Parkinson’s in patients better.

  • The first commercial quantum computer, IBM Q System One.

  • IBM revealed it is a founding member of CTA’s Apprenticeship Coalition, a major initiative that will create thousands of new apprenticeships in 20 U.S. states and help close the skills gap companies face in hiring new employees. IBM pledged to add at least 450 apprenticeships a year for the next five years.

Before the IBM keynote, CTA’s president and CEO Gary Shapiro and EVP, CES Karen Chupka delivered a State of the Industry keynote address.
 
Watch the video below to see the full keynotes and the exciting announcements made by IBM: