Understanding the New World of Cognitive Computing
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  Steve Ardire   Steve Ardire
Strategic Advisor #Machineintelligence Startups
Startup Advisor
  James Kobielus   James Kobielus
Big Data Evangelist
  Adrian Bowles   Adrian Bowles
STORM Insights
  Matt Sanchez   Matt Sanchez
Founder and CTO


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Level:  Introductory

Cognitive Computing is a rapidly developing technology that has reached practical application and implementation. So what is it? Do you need it? How can it benefit your business?

In this session a panel of experts in Cognitive Computing will discuss the technology, the current practical applications, and where this technology is going. The panel will review many components of the technology including:

  • Cognitive Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Reasoning
  • And next generation artificial intelligence (AI)
Get involved in the discussion with your own questions to present to the panel.

Steve is a software startup advisor with #AI #machineintelligence, #cognitivecomputing focus. Working with 40 startups over past 20 years, he shapes serendipity by interrogating reality to connect and illuminate the dots that matter.

James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM’s big data evangelist. He spearheads IBM’s thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and next best action technologies. He works with IBM’s product management and marketing teams in Big Data. He has spoken at such leading industry events as Hadoop Summit, Strata, and Forrester Business Process Forum. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media.

Founder of STORM Insights, inc. Adrian is an industry analyst and recovering academic, providing research and advisory services for buyers, sellers, and investors in emerging technology markets including cognitive computing, big data/analytics, and cloud computing. He has held executive positions at several consulting and analyst firms. Adrian also held academic appointments in computer science at Drexel University and SUNY-Binghamton, and adjunct faculty positions in the business schools at NYU and Boston College. He began his career with research and application development roles at IBM and GTE Laboratories. Adrian earned his BA in Psychology and MS in Computer Science from SUNY-Binghamton, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

Matt is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer, leading the product management and development of CognitiveScale’s core products and infrastructure, and serves as the principal architect for the company’s cloud-based cognitive applications in the healthcare and travel industries. An early pioneer in service-oriented architecture and cognitive computing, Matt previously founded and led the research and development arm of IBM’s commercial Watson Solutions division called IBM Watson Labs. In his role as Watson Labs leader, Matt was the first to apply IBM Watson to the financial services industry working with Fortune 500 clients interested in applying Watson to investment banking, credit risk analysis, and customer engagement. Matt also partnered with leading cancer research institutes to create an intelligent cancer research advisor product that reduced the time to market for new leukemia treatments from 3 years to 10 months. Before joining IBM, Matt was Chief Architect at Webify.

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