November, 2015

201523Nov12:00Learn to Outthink: IBM Watson Technology in Business12:00

Event Details

When: Monday, November 23, 12:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by: IBM Hellas
The Computer Information Systems Department, School of Business, DEREE–The American College of Greece
The Information Technology Department, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, DEREE–The American College of Greece

IBM Watson is a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data.

What Watson can do:

  • Answer your customers’ most pressing questions
  • Quickly extract key information from all documents
  • Reveal insights, patterns and relationships across data

In search keywords users give in order to extract valuable information from an ocean of data, Watson technology uses natural language processing to understand grammar and context. Then, it presents answers and solutions based on supporting evidence and quality of information found.

At DEREE a new course on “Cognitive Computing” is being developed which will empower students with the technical knowledge to build applications infused with Watson’s intelligence, while gaining the entrepreneurial vision to deliver their innovations into the marketplace. This course will be open to MIS and IT students.


Opening Remarks by Provost T. Zaharopoulos

Welcome by Mania Sergi, Manager of Software Sales, IBM Greece & Cyprus

Big Data & Business Analytics Center of Competence in Greece
Presentation by Militadis Kalambokas, Head of IBM Big Data & Business Analytics Center of Competence in Greece

Cognitive Computing: A New Computing Model
Main Speech by Dr. Lazaros Polymenakos, Watson Cognitive Dialog Systems, IBM Watson

Q&A Session