Pictures tell a thousand words: watching Big Blue

In celebration of IBM Corp.’s centennial year, here’s our compilation of six videos that touch on the historical as well as forward-looking aspects of the technology space in which the Armonk, New York vendor has delved.

IBM Watson: from Jeopardy to health care

IBM’s chief medical scientist, Martin Kohn, talks about transforming the future of health care and tempering expectations after Watson’s dazzling superhuman performance on quiz show Jeopardy.

Girls extract DNA from bananas at IBM’s EXCITE camp

IBM’s E.X.I.T.E. camp for 12 to 13-year-old girls celebrated its tenth anniversary in Toronto in 2010. Here’s a peek into day three—how to extract DNA from a banana—and interviews with a couple of the girls on their thoughts on science.

IBM’s 2011 CIO survey: A Canadian perspective

Louis Souza, IT strategy lead for IBM Canada, discusses Big Blue’s global study of more than 3,000 chief information officers in 70 countries, and cautions that being a pioneer doesn’t mean you can ignore the fundamentals of running an IT department.

Tim Vincent, DB2 chief architect and IBM Fellow, details the evolution of IBM’s DB2 since 1992. He touches upon early versions of the database, the focus on specific industries such as financial services, exploring XML technology as a storage type, and automation to reduce total cost of ownership.

ComputerWorld Canada visited IBM’s Poughkeepsie plant in New York, the focal point of much of the company’s mainframe development and manufacturing. IBM’s Tom Rosamilia talks about the decade-long success of Linux on System Z. Plus, thoughts from the Canadian winner of Master the Mainframe contest.

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