2017 Winner Profile

IBM Research

Project Description:
The Research Cloud Sandbox (RCS) is a platform to speed the deployment of IBM Research's assets to clients, allowing a new 'go-to-market' channel to drive future IP and joint development revenue. Assets are located via an IBM Research catalog in the IBM Cloud Marketplace. The deployment environment is the IBM Research Hybrid Cloud, which lets development teams auto-provision cloud computing resources in the IBM Bluemix Platform. IBM's cloud provides a self-service portal, an application programming interface and services for maintaining a secure environment, freeing researchers to focus on business and technical value. With RCS, ideas quickly become reality. Rather than showing a potential customer 'chartware,' IBM Research can put a working solution into the client's hands. The reduced time to market provides research teams faster market feedback with minimal investment. Because this hasn't been possible in the past, IBM Research expects this to assist in focusing on innovation that is timed correctly for the market.
Business Functions:
IT, Research & Development
Business Goal:
Competitive Advantage, Customer Experience
Lorraine Herger, CIO, IBM Research
Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Yorktown Heights, NY
Business or Management Services (including Consulting)
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