International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, has announced the opening of an IBM Bluemix Garage in New York City. This new development will help to hearten NYC’s growing concentration of entrepreneurs, developers, and fintech companies with blockchain and cloud.
According to Evans Data Corp, the international developer population is projected to reach 25 million by 2020. More and more people are using IBM Bluemix Garages to tap into IBM Cloud APIs (application programming interfaces) around cognition, social media, unstructured data, and more to quickly build and launch innovations. Garages are also being used to accelerate the exploration of blockchain projects. Those Garages can remove friction from financial transactions and prime blockchain to shift the function of markets.
The NYC location is latest to join IBM’s blossoming network of Bluemix Garages around the globe, including a location in Tokyo, which has a hand in helping companies like Mizuho Financial utilize cloud and blockchain. Bluemix Garages operates out of London, San Francisco, Toronto, Singapore, and Nice, and they looking to expand further during 2016. It’s expected that IBM Bluemix Garage will spur innovation in NYC’s thriving fintech industry. The location is in close proximity to a tech learning community for startups, student, and established companies, and it’s expected to better acquaint the company with city’s thriving tech scene.
“Ramping up more companies on Bluemix will be a significant addition to New York City’s tech economy, as it enables financial tech companies like us to innovate with APIs such as Watson,” said Prashant Bhuyan, cofounder and CEO of Alpha Modus, according to a press release. “Using Bluemix, we’ve been able to roll out transformational apps that leverage cognitive analytics with unbelievable time and efficiency –helping to shake up the way our clients invest in the markets.”
Garage will spur local innovation from the 315 Hudson Street location in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood through business development, skills development, speeding app development, and hybrid cloud integration. Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform launches more than 120,000 apps each month, and their becoming one of the largest open, public cloud deployments in the world.
David E. Mickey is a financial executive based in Buffalo, New York, and he’s an Enterprise Sales Executive at Docupace Technologies. Please visit his websites to learn more: http://davidemickey.com; http://davidemickey.net/; and http://davidemickey.org/.