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"This fundamental change in our technology platform will make us hyper-responsive to the unique brand of each of the 1,800 college campus web properties we manage," said Roe McFarlane, Chief Digital Officer of Follett Higher Education. "The customizable user interface is a 'mobile first' strategy and supports faster releases and agile site management allowing us to respond quickly with localized content that drives the priorities of each campus on a real-time basis."

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Ivy, created by Go Moment, is the world's first automated guest engagement platform for hotels powered by IBM Watson. Caesars Palace and The LINQ Hotel & Casino are the latest Caesars Entertainment resorts to introduce guests to Ivy, which initially launched at the boutique Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace and The Cromwell in December 2016. Ivy is expected to expand to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in February with planned rollouts to the remaining Las Vegas resorts in 2018.

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"The first wave of killer apps built on blockchain are already growing explosively, Cryptocurrencies built on blockchain like Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) have collectively surged past $500B in market valuation," said MState Co-Founder and CEO Rob Bailey. "In 2018, we will see a growing number of enterprise blockchain use cases go mainstream from healthcare applications to government, supply chain and retail to the real estate and transportation industries. But for most of these use cases to succeed, blockchain start-ups need to be able to engage well with enterprise customers. Our growth lab is going to help make that happen."

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At the summit, Inspur demonstrated the new PowerAI-based multi-target real-time tracking solution, a video analysis technology widely applicable in security, smart city, transportation and other fields. The solution is based on Inspur's mature product P820 that supports two 3.4G OpenPOWER processors, 64 memory slots and 12 PCI-E slots.

PowerAI is a mainstream deep learning software toolkit with pre-compiling capability, and an integral part of the IBM Cognitive System. Easier to use and learn than open source AI frameworks, PowerAI also supports NVLink, providing higher throughput, larger data sets, more application runs, and improving the accuracy of cognitive results.

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The study, "Artificial Intelligence for Boosting Revenue Generation in the B2B Enterprise," includes nearly 500 business executives and thought leaders, including representatives from Goldman Sachs, IBM, Lenovo, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, and Nasdaq.

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"It's exciting to see a company like Baidu, which serves the world's largest Internet user population, join Hyperledger," said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. "Their deep understanding in connecting users to information and services will be tremendous experience for us to leverage as we look to expand our reach further in Asia and drive more global production deployments of Hyperledger technology."

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IBM today announced a new blockchain banking solution that will help financial institutions address the processes of universal cross-border payments, designed to reduce the settlement time and lower the cost of completing global payments for businesses and consumers.

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