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CES 2019: How IBM's Approach Could Ensure U.S. Tech Dominance

January 10, 2019 / Rob Enderle

The Consumer Electronics Show is a fascinating one, and one of the most interesting companies there is IBM—largely because it is pushing the envelope in a lot of areas with emphasis on mature artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Ginni Rometty is one of the strongest CEOs I cover, because everything she does is focused on making IBM and the world a better place. Many of the CEOs I’ve interviewed, in contrast, seem more interested in their compensation or creating unnecessary drama.  During Rometty’s keynote at CES 2019 in Las Vegas on Jan. 8, she brought up the company’s deep data, broad AI and quantum computing initiatives. Following is what she covered, my thoughts on her speech, and a bit of my interview with the quantum computing executives at IBM. Deep Data. Deep data is data that is not yet collected or analyzed, and it represents the majority of data in the world. One example of deep data that is often overlooked is the analysis of fingernai...