IBM chief offers view of future

Big data, the cloud and cognitive systems that learn are transforming the future of retail and IBM chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty explained during a stimulating and insightful presentation at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention.

“We’ve clearly entered a world that is mobile first,” Rometty said. “It is easy to say, but hard to do.”

However, in a world where more people have cell phones than running water mastering mobile has become a business imperative. So too has mining data, which she likened to a natural resource that needs to be refined to extract value.

After sharing her vision of how technology is transforming a world where 80% of all data has been created during the past two years, Rometty shared the stage with Macy’s chairman, president and CEO Terry Lundgren

Click here for a front row seat into what Rometty and Lundgren had to say.



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