Program Director, Merchandise Strategies, IDC

Does IBM Watson Commerce Deliver on the Cognitive Promise? An IDC Retail Insights Perspective

When we look back at it in three years, IBM World of Watson 2016 (#IBMWOW) will stand out as an inflection point in the emergence of the cognitive era. 17,000 people attended. Committed cognitive buyers outnumbered curious cognitive explorers by a wide margin. The event built awareness and well-earned interest. Eighteen months earlier, the inaugural […]

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Cognitive Computing, the Masters, and Retail. What’s the Relationship?

I admit it: I’ve whiled away many a beautiful early April New England weekend watching the Masters. Some moments never fade from memory, like Jack’s come-from-behind 1986 victory with son Jackie carrying the bag, Tiger’s slow-motion chip-in on 16 from behind the green on a Sunday afternoon, and Faldo’s win over a collapsing Norman. The […]

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