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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.

Monetizing the Internet of Things in the electronics industry

Monetizing the Internet of Things in the electronics industry

August 26, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Explore the new value proposition in the electronics industry at IFA 2015 as the big names in electronics gather to focus on monetizing the Internet of Things. Don’t miss this chance to explore the latest applications for electronics in a connected world.
The recipe for innovative Internet of Things applications

The recipe for innovative Internet of Things applications

July 30, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
If you want to create apps for the Internet of Things, you need the proper ingredients. A tasty combination of collaboration and open platforms are readily available to help anyone easily concoct apps that appeal to even the most discerning end users.

Setting standards for IoT collaboration and communication

July 22, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made swift strides recently, but it’s still hampered by communication barriers between disparate devices. Enter open standards, which promise to finally connect the IoT in ways that allow everyone to benefit from the wealth of data it generates.
Top 5 reasons why enterprises must have an IoT strategy

Top 5 reasons why enterprises must have an IoT strategy

July 7, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
The IoT promise is a huge one, and it’s one from which many enterprises are already deriving direct benefits. Don’t get left behind because you got stuck waiting to develop a strong IoT strategy.
Internet of Things solutions enable greater insight for the aviation industry

Internet of Things solutions enable greater insight for the aviation industry

June 17, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
As the commercial aerospace industry faces a myriad of changes, all parties from providers to the airlines themselves must learn to deal with new pressures. A new solution can offer insight to help adjust to a swiftly expanding environment.
Managing the complexity of the Internet of Things with continuous engineering

Managing the complexity of the Internet of Things with continuous engineering

June 16, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
The Internet of Things is becoming a part of everyday life, but its complexity can be daunting from an engineering standpoint. See how continuous engineering can help you manage the challenges surrounding the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things and cloud convergence opportunities

The Internet of Things and cloud convergence opportunities

June 9, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Data collection has rapidly moved beyond the walls of the enterprise data center. Insights for advanced business models and strategic operations are drawn from international sources that can be subject to a variety of privacy and governance regulations. What’s needed is a comprehensive, managed,...
The future of security and privacy for Internet of Things systems

The future of security and privacy for Internet of Things systems

May 28, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
As more devices connect to the Internet of Things, security concerns have become paramount. A recently published paper describes IBM's view of security and privacy for IoT systems.
Engineering the future of aviation and aerospace with the Internet of Things

Engineering the future of aviation and aerospace with the Internet of Things

May 18, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
While analysis of Internet of Things data is having tremendous impact across many industries, manufacturers in the aviation and aerospace industry are engineering innovative connected devices to help them stay ahead of the competition.
Driving new business outcomes with the Internet of Things

Driving new business outcomes with the Internet of Things

April 7, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Join us on April 9th for the Livestream event to learn more about how IBM is transforming industries with insights gained from the Internet of Things.