Austin IBM Innovation Center Summer Series - August: Smarter Cities, The Zen of Cloud and Putting Watson to Work!
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Presented by: Indran Naick, Senior IT Architect & IBM Master Inventor, ISV & Developer Relations
August 2nd 7:45-9:15 a.m.
August 14th 5:30-7:00 p.m.
As centers of business, culture and life, cities are logical places to integrate many of the Smarter
Planet principles and innovations in public safety, transportation, water, building, social services
and agencies. A new kind of solution, the IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities
synchronizes and analyzes efforts among sectors and agencies as they happen, giving decision makers
consolidated information that helps them anticipate—rather than just react to—problems. This session
will describe IBM's Intelligent Operations Center which makes optimal use of all interconnected information
available to day to better understand and control a cities operations and optimize the use limited resources.
Presented by: Paula Richards, Director, IBM Growth Initiatives: Cloud, Business Analytics
Optimization, Industry Solutions
August 6th 5:30-7:00 p.m.
August 21st 7:45-9:15 a.m.
With all of the hype about Cloud Computing, it's time to get real and think about how Cloud changes the way we think
about technology -- how we acquire it, how we use it, and what interesting new opportunities it offers the aspiring
entrepreneur. At it's heart, Cloud is simply the next step in the evolution of e-business. It builds on the web-based
computing model, adding software as a service, application platform services and middleware, and managed
computing resources on demand. By deploying technology as a service, your users access the resources they need
for a particular task for that particular process. Cloud computing can also go beyond cost savings by allowing your
users to access the latest software and infrastructure offerings to foster business innovation and can serve as a
platform to help you monetize your ecosystem.
Putting Watson to Work!
Presented by: Matt Sanchez, Senior Technology Staff Member, IBM Watson Solutions
August 8th 5:30-7:00 p.m.
August 23rd 7:45-9:15 a.m.
IBM's Watson captured the imagination of over 34 million viewers when it beat the all time champions of the US game
show, Jeopardy!. To do so, it navigated the complexities of human speech, churned through 200 million pages of
unstructured data in less than 3 seconds, and delivered a confidence based response, all while learning and getting
smarter with each outcome. But, as impressive as this accomplishment was, it was only the beginning. IBM is working
with leading organizations across industries to put Watson to work. The possibilities are endless! Join us in an
engaging discussion of how IBM Watson can fundamentally transform the way businesses and individuals make
decisions and how next generation systems will be desi
Presented by: Jonathan Libby, Manager, IBM Innovation Center,
Chad Williams, Web Content Manager, developerWorks AIX Zone, IBM ISV & Developer Relations
August 10th 7:45-9:15 a.m.
August 13th 5:30-7:00 p.m.
IBM wants to team with entrepreneurs to build a smarter planet. Are you an early stage startup? Does your solution
address issues enterprise customers are facing in the Smarter Planet industries? If so, IBM Global Entrepreneur can
provide the support and resources to help you change the way the world works. IBM developerWorks is the IT
industry’s most comprehensive source of technical content, downloadable code, and community forums focusing on
IBM software products, as well as on open-standards technologies such as Java, Linux, XML, Web development, and