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IBM Presents: Watson Ecosystem Event
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When: April 9, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Contact: IBM

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Watson is IBM’s first-generation cognitive system – containing massive statistical algorithms running massively in parallel. It combines natural language processing, machine learning, and hypothesis generation and evaluation to give you direct, confidence-based responses. Cognitive systems like IBM Watson, transform how organizations think, act, and operate in the future with technologies which leverage natural language, hypothesis generation and evidence-based learning. 

This panel will discuss the Watson Cognitive Computing technology on how its transforming industries and ushering in a whole new era of information communication across enterprises. It will also share perspectives on emergent business opportunities for entrepreneurs around Watson and like technologies. 


Savitha Srinivasan
Savitha Srinivasan is a Partner in IBM's Venture Capital Group and Director of Corporate Strategy where she develops strategic relationships with venture capitalists and their portfolio companies to leverage external innovation for mutual strategic advantage. She has over 20 years of experience at IBM in leadership roles addressing the strategic priorities of IBM’s Services businesses and leads the development of IBM’s Services venture ecosystem, with each of the Global Technology Services business units – Strategic Outsourcing, Integrated Technology Services and Industry Analytics with early identification of companies, fostering pilots, partnerships and M&A insights. She is currently engaged in driving IBM Watson’s Ecosystem strategy. Prior to this, she led multiple research teams as Senior Manager at IBM Research's first Services group to create and deliver value for IBM clients with data mining and business intelligence solutions. She also led the Services Information Strategy for IBM Research, and served as Research Advocate for key IBM customers bringing thought leadership and innovation to client engagements. She began her career at IBM Watson Research and has over 15 patents in unstructured information management. She received an MS in computer science from Pace University and an executive MBA from Columbia University. She is a member of IEEE and ACM and an area editor for IEEE Computer.

Stephen Gold
Stephen Gold is Vice President, Watson Ecosystem and Market Development, IBM Watson 
Group. He has global responsibility for partner development and bringing Watson’s transformative capabilities to the market via the Watson Developer Cloud, Watson Content Store, and Watson Talent Hub. As a member of the senior leadership team, he is working to help commercialize industry solutions based on IBM’s cognitive technology. 
Prior to joining IBM, Stephen was Vice President of Marketing (CMO) for SPSS, acquired by IBM in 2009. As President of the Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company, Stephen oversaw all aspects of the publically traded market research organization, which covered twenty-six distinct technology markets. Previous to this Stephen successfully scaled and sold two Silicon Valley based startups; Azerity to ModelN as CEO; and Digital Market to Agile (now Oracle) as its CMO. 
Stephen has a twenty-year winning track record of leading successful enterprises and building businesses across industries (technology, software and services) and geographies (domestic and international) for both high growth private and multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporations. Stephen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and graduated with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University with an MBA. The Pennsylvania Small Business Association and Carnegie Mellon have both recognized him as “Entrepreneur of the Year”. Stephen has appeared on CNN and is a featured speaker at various conferences and universities.
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Come join TiE Boston and IBM for an evening of networking and panel discussion. Meet your local ecosystem of entrepreneurs, VCs, academic leaders, accelerators, IBM executives and Business Partners. Your ecosystem is the most effective means of fostering the success of everyone in the business community. Working together, we can go further than we would on our own!

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