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Chris O'Connor
General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM

Chris O’Connor is the General Manager, Internet of Things for IBM. Chris's current responsibilities are focused on growth of this area for clients and IBM. Prior to this role, Chris was responsible for the product strategy and engineering of the IBM Tivoli Software Division in IBM and similarly for the Industry Solutions Software division around Smart Commerce and Smart Cities.  His roles have involved successive responsibilities around arranging patterns of software for industry as well as IT data center value. Chris is an active member of the IBM Growth and Transformation Team and has served on the IBM Technology Team. This role reports directly to IBM's CEO and senior leaders. He has been active in the IT Industry for the past 25 years both within IBM and at other industry software providers.

Reimagining the future with the cognitive Internet of Things

Reimagining the future with the cognitive Internet of Things

December 22, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Cognitive computing is reshaping the Internet of Things, helping enterprises enter the flow of IoT data to uncover unexpected insights and answer previously unanswerable questions. Find out how you can reimagine your future with the help of the cognitive Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things in the Cognitive Era

The Internet of Things in the Cognitive Era

December 16, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
How does the Internet of Things figure in your organization’s future? With the IoT space growing by the day in ways never before imagined, companies need a way to make sense of the flood of data their devices are exposing. Discover how your company can harness the power of its data by taking a...

Why old business models won’t work for the Internet of Things

November 25, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Designing for the Internet of Things means creating new ways of achieving business goals, offering customers a compelling value proposition with connectivity at its forefront. Find out what considerations can help you reshape your business model to scale with the Internet of Things.
Tapping weather data to improve IoT applications

Tapping weather data to improve IoT applications

November 9, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
For businesses, understanding the explosion of data is a critical precursor in the cognitive journey. A data platform that ingests all kinds of information—created inside or outside the enterprise, at massive speed and scale—enables organizations to link their business data with weather and other...
Don't miss these IoT highlights at IBM Insight

Don't miss these IoT highlights at IBM Insight

October 25, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
IBM Insight 2015 is the place to be for those who want to make the most of the Internet of Things (IoT). Plan your convention schedule around these key IoT sessions to learn how IoT capabilities can move your business forward.
The Internet of Things drives new opportunities for the automotive industry

The Internet of Things drives new opportunities for the automotive industry

October 16, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new challenges and opportunities for the automotive industry. However, applying analytics to this tide of IoT data can help turn it into competitive advantage.
APIs bridge the gap between Internet of Things data and the cloud

APIs bridge the gap between Internet of Things data and the cloud

October 9, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
By connecting devices into ecosystems, application programming interfaces are broadening the horizons of the Internet of Things, creating previously unimagined opportunities. By using APIs to overcome security and interoperability challenges, we can begin to harness the true potential of the...
Enterprise IoT: Unlocking business value to gain a competitive edge

Enterprise IoT: Unlocking business value to gain a competitive edge

October 2, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Internet of Things deployments don’t have to take a rocket scientist. Make IoT deployment as easy as 1, 2, 3 by using the IBM IoT Foundation to take advantage of the wealth of insights hidden in your data.
The Internet of Things: Enterprise challenges, opportunities and solutions

The Internet of Things: Enterprise challenges, opportunities and solutions

September 16, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Enterprises looking to the Internet of Things to help them transform in the face of digital disruption face a series of challenges that can lead to significant market opportunity when they are overcome. But to take full advantage of the Internet of Things, enterprises must rebuild their strategy...
Introducing a collaboration to enable IoT transformation

Introducing a collaboration to enable IoT transformation

September 3, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Enterprises have an unprecedented challenge in the Internet of Things era. They must manage their complex data streams and apply analytics to them in a way that derives value and offers security. Fortunately, a solid IoT foundation lets them accomplish these tasks in ways that were previously...