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How Watson Works Inside the Platforms You Use Today, from CRM to Procurement

Watson APIs

To get the most from AI, you shouldn't have to wrangle multiple systems and products—AI should work seamlessly in your existing platform systems. But how does a business do this? IBM's Vice President of Watson Embed and Strategic Partnerships, Rashida Hodge, joins clients joins clients Orange Bank, SAP Ariba, RBS and DXC, which are building Watson into their customer workflows. Learn about the impact AI has had on their businesses and on the customer experience, and what advice they have on getting started.

Core Curriculum Watson Watson APIs
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Tue (March 20), 4:30PM PT


Rashida Hodge

VP, Watson Embed and Strategic Partnerships, IBM

Shivani Govil

VP, AI and Cognitive Procurement Product at SAP Ariba, SAP

Senior executive with a passion for driving revenues and scaling new businesses. Expertise in enterprise software applications. Combines business acumen with technical expertise to uniquely develop the big picture strategy and execute to achieve desired results. Emphasizes User Centricity and Design Thinking to drive innovations across new product development, sales and customer engagement - delivering amazing business results. Highly effective communicator who embraces challenge and inspires teams around a common vision to consistently exceed targets. SAP black belt in Design Thinking.

Domain expertise: Enterprise Apps, AI/ Cognitive, Mobile, Big Data, IOT, Cloud, Analytics
Functional expertise: Product Management, Sales/ GTM, Strategy and Business Development
Industry Expertise: Retail/ CP, O&G/ Utilities/ Manufacturing, Public Sector, Education
Company size: Large, mid-size and small startups (including founder experience).

Naresh Vyas

Head of Innovation Engineering, Royal Bank of Scotland

Naresh Vyas has over 20 years experience in financial services including roles at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Standard Chartered Bank prior to joining the Royal Bank of Scotland. He has a proven track record of delivering innovative capabilities into large financial services institutions, being awarded with the Best Digital Bank at both Citi and Standard Chartered.

He is responsible for driving and introducing new ideas into production, working closely with the architecture, data and CTO teams to ensure the safe passage of innovation activity into the hands of our customers

RBS, under his leadership, has deployed multiple innovative solutions internally and to customers, such as in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Enterprise Social, and Cyber Security.

Naresh is also supporting the bank’s Innovation Education initiatives.

André Coisne

Chief Executive Officer, Orange Bank

André Coisne began his career in consulting at Accenture before joining Citibank in
1987, where he held various positions in the retail banking and credit sectors in France
and Belgium. In 1994, he joined Fidelity to launch the Luxembourg funds distribution business
in France. In 2000, he launched ING Direct France, which he headed up for eight years.
He joined Crédit Agricole in 2008 to develop the online banking offer for its 39 regional
banks,and became CEO of BforBank, where he oversaw its successful development until 2016. He joined Orange in July 2016, and was appointed CEO of Orange Bank in October 2016. André Coisne graduated from ESCP Europe Business School.

Tadd Koziel

Global Practice Leader - Mobility and Workplace Services, DXC