Your time is valuable and Amazon just gave a little of it back to you.

You no doubt have heard that Amazon’s new store in Seattle is all the rave. Essentially eliminating a century old problem – the checkout line.

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Deploying WebSphere Commerce v9 with Docker

Screen Shot 2018-01-15 at 3.30.20 PMI have had a lot of customers and partners ask where they could get some more information on Docker and WebSphere Commerce version 9. Here is a list of pages from the knowledge center to get you started:

Installing WebSphere Commerce

Deploying v9 with Docker

WebSphere Commerce development environment

And don’t forget the Technology Foundation video I produced to give you a run down of what is new in WebSphere Commerce v9.

Speaking German could be complicated, your CMS doesn’t have to be

CoreMedia has a pretty funny series of videos of people like me (horrible German speakers) attempting to pronounce ridiculously long German words and then try to figure out what that word means. I actually did about 5 of these things and they pick the one that means “demo“, how fitting. 🙂 NRF is so fun, thanks guys!  Make sure you check out CoreMedia and their awesome CMS solution that integrates with Watson Commerce and the Watson API’s.

In case you don’t remember, I did a Partner Connect video with CoreMedia where we showed off their Watson API integrations:

FIT, Tommy Hilfiger, and IBM collaborate with AI

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Design by: Grace McCarty

Artificial intelligence is transforming all industries and the recent partnership of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Tommy Hilfiger, and IBM is a prime example of the possibilities. I am at NRF 2018 and IBM is showcasing this partnership at their booth #1922.

The design incorporates a special thread embedded in a futuristic, removable plaid panel with IBM’s Watson’s Tone Analyzer. It can then respond in near real-time to the sentiment in a customer’s social media accounts. Read more about the process and what Grace did to create this remarkable jacket. This is a really good example where artificial intelligence augments designers in the creativity process.

Taking our innovative spirit further, we partnered with IBM and the Fashion Institute of Technology on the Reimagine Retail project to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can identify upcoming trends faster than industry insiders to enhance the design process. The goal was to equip the next generation of retail leaders with new skills, and bring informed inspiration to their designs with the help of AI. – link

To learn more about what Tommy Hilfiger did you can visit booth #1922 if you are at NRF or you can read this article that goes into detail the process Grace and FIT took in creating this jarket or you can read this blog post by Avery Baker, CBO, Tommy Hilfigerfor, a shorter version.

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Saving money with WebSphere Commerce v9 and Docker

In this video I show how much money a company will save moving to version 9 of WebSphere Commerce. As you have probably heard, version 9 was a massive undertaking and the re-architecture of the platform to a Docker container model will definitely benefit your IT team and your operations cost. Watch this video and get a high level view for how this new platform will impact your team.

WebSphere Commerce version 9 Technology Foundation Introduction

In this video I show you all of the great pieces of the WebSphere Commerce Technology Foundation. From Spring to Docker, watch this video to see what you will get with version 9.