To move quickly from idea to action to solution can be an inspiring process. So when we announced the IBM Watson Build at the 2017 PartnerWorld Leadership Conference (PWLC) in February, it was gratifying to see the excitement coming from you, our IBM Business Partners.
With the Watson Build for Business Partners now fully underway, your ideas are laying the groundwork and paving the way for new and innovative solutions in the Cognitive Era. And as the deadline for business plan submissions is only 45 days away, the excitement keeps building.
To inspire you, I want to share two industry-disrupting solutions created by IBM Business Partners that are certain to inspire you as you set your creative course to conceptualize, design and ultimately build your game-changing solution.
Tourism data goes cognitive
Our first example comes from the Canary Islands in Spain. As a popular tourist destination welcoming more than a million visitors per year, the Island of Lanzarote recognized that most of its visitors used a hodgepodge of travel information resources, from outdated guidebooks to word of mouth, to plan their trips.
We interviewed over 3,000 C-suite executives in 20 industries and 90 countries to understand their approach to AI and cognitive technology. More than half of C-suite executives surveyed think AI will give them a competitive advantage by improving customer experience and personalization. To compete, organizations are “rewiring” their operating models for speed and responsiveness.
Key points: – Woodside Energy has been working with Watson to make decades of expertise available to its engineers. – Watson ingested the equivalent of 600,000 pages of information, or 30 years of knowledge – Watson helped reduce the time spent searching for expert knowledge by 75% Learn more Woodside Energy is Australia’s largest […]
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