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New Trade Assistant with IBM Watson helps reduce the complexities of fantasy football player trading - helping users make smarter, more informed decisions

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ESPN announced Trade Assistant with IBM Watson, a new feature to the ESPN Fantasy Football app designed to help fantasy football players make more informed, fair trades throughout the 2020 season. The feature builds on ESPN and IBM's efforts to make playing Fantasy Football more engaging by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI).

Trade Assistant with IBM Watson is designed to reduce the complexities of fantasy football trades by suggesting trades that assess the fairness and value of a proposed trade - helping fantasy football players make smarter, more informed decisions. Trade Assistant with IBM Watson will assess the value of a player on a roster, the cost of losing a player and the equity involved in a trade. The new IBM feature is integrated only into ESPN Fantasy Football apps (mobile iOS & Android).


IBM joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The relationship further extends IBM's strong heritage in sustainable leadership and development in managing waste, conserving energy, using renewable electricity and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Technical and industry professionals across IBM's business units and research division develop new ways of helping to solve difficult environmental problems based upon data and today's exponential information technologies -- including AI, automation, analytics, IoT and blockchain, which also have the power to change business models, reinvent processes, and reimagine work.

"IBM is proud of our long-standing record for sustainable practices in developing our products and managing our company in ways that conserve resources and limit our impact on the environment," said Mark Foster, senior vice president, IBM Services. "We have a shared vision with WCSBD that purpose-led companies can be the driving force for societal innovation that addresses the world's most pressing sustainability issues at scale, from feeding the world's growing population to renewable energy production."


Public marketplace is designed to enable organizations to more easily purchase, deploy and manage enterprise software from a variety of vendors across hybrid cloud environments running Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and IBM (NYSE: IBM), today announced the general availability of Red Hat Marketplace, a one-stop-shop to find, try, buy, deploy and manage enterprise applications across an organization's hybrid IT infrastructure, including on-premises and multicloud environments.

A private, personalized marketplace experience is also available with Red Hat Marketplace Select at an additional cost for enterprises that want additional control and governance with curated software for more efficiency and scale that is pre-approved for that particular enterprise.


Historic agreement expands access to DELFI cognitive E&P environment to address customers' deployment preferences

Schlumberger, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Red Hat, announced today a collaboration to accelerate digital transformation across the oil and gas industry. The joint initiative will provide global access to Schlumberger's leading exploration and production (E&P) cloud-based environment and cognitive applications by leveraging IBM's hybrid cloud technology, built on the Red Hat OpenShift container platform.

Collaborative development will initially focus on two key areas:

  • Private, hybrid or multi-cloud deployment of the DELFI* cognitive E&P environment enabled by Red Hat OpenShift to significantly expand access for customers.

  • Delivering the first hybrid cloud implementation of the OSDU data platform (the open data platform for the industry).

Through the agreement with IBM and Red Hat, Schlumberger has committed to the exclusive use of Red Hat OpenShift. Using the container platform will enable the deployment of applications in the DELFI environment across any infrastructure, from traditional data centers to multiple clouds, including private and public.

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