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IBM and Evoke announce dates for 2022 WeaveSphere tech conference in Toronto


As one of the largest technology conferences in Canada, WeaveSphere is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees, 200 speakers, and 150 startups.


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Accepted Content for WeaveSphere 2022


WeaveSphere 2022 has accepted 15 academic papers, 11 academic short papers, 57 industry talks, 25 workshops, and 53 innovation valley exhibits. Congratulations to our accepted paper authors, workshop chairs, industry talk speakers and exhibitors!

Celebrating University Days 2022


Thank you for attending UDays 2022! After an exciting week of presentations and brainstorming, we hope you are walking away with even more ideas on how we can deliver research that makes a difference in technology, IBM and the world. We want to hear how we did this year, and what we can do to deliver an even better experience next year.

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CAS Community


CAS has launched a new community hub to foster academic collaboration, and connect IBMers with students, educators and researchers. Members can participate in creative discussions, and share knowledge and experiences through their blog.

Registration is now Open for WeaveSphere 2022


Early-bird pricing is now available!


WeaveSphere is one of Canada's largest technology events, bringing together founders, investors, developers, engineers, academics, researchers, scientists and industry leaders. Click on the button below to find out more information about registration and ticket prices. Early-bird pricing is now available, and ends on September 30th - don't miss out on this opportunity to save!

How to start your journey to artificial intelligence


Steve Astorino on how IBM is democratizing artificial intelligence for organizations that want turn-key solutions.



IBM Canada's Centre for Advanced Studies is weaving the perfect storm of innovation


A lot of technology research today is about improving the means without asking the question about the ends. The head of IBM Canada's Centre for Advanced Studies is determined to fix that.


Advanced Studies - September Newsletter


Our September edition of the Advanced Studies newsletter goes into detail on the technical program for WeaveSphere 2022. Additionally, this month's edition covers our awards as well as what it really means to be a "weaver" at WeaveSphere 2022.


Carleton and IBM Partner in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science for a Future-Ready Workforce


Carleton University and IBM Canada announce a five-year multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement to enhance Carleton's Institute for Data Science and equip students for essential jobs in emerging digital careers such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science.



Accelerating Innovation Through Research Projects


Advanced Studies is continuously striving to accelerate product innovation within IBM. Click the button below to view the impact statements submitted by each research team describing why their projects matter. We are looking forward to another productive year in 2022 with 60 projects improving 58 products spanning across 16 departments including Data and AI, Cloud and Cognitive Software, Systems, Hybrid Cloud Ecosystems and more. More information about these projects is available under the website's Research tab.


Advancing Innovation

Collaboration is the key to our success

We help IBM product teams engage with students and faculty in joint academic-industry projects that promote innovation within IBM's offerings and in published academic research.

We currently have 60 joint academic-industry research projects associated with 105 IBM products, and involving 124 IBMers, 60 faculty and 129 students . In advancing the thesis research of each student, these projects generate publications, patents and IBM product contributions.

CAS AWARDS 2021
Every year, IBM Canada Advanced Studies recognizes the most outstanding research projects, students, professors, and IBM product experts that exemplify drive for innovation, collaboration and forward thinking research.
These awards are presented at our annual CASCON x EVOKE academic tech conference - a space to engage and learn with a community of software developers, researchers, students, academics, decision-makers and IBMers.

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Work Integrated Learning

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program is a campus-based community of practice that enables students to identify and build solutions to business and societal challenges.

In each project, students are connected with clients, IBM teams and educators. Students utilize Enterprise Design Thinking and applicable IBM technologies to address these challenges. WIL provides students with a means to apply their knowledge from academic studies towards career-related experiences, supporting them as they work towards their career goals.

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