May 21, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. PST, Foster City, CA | Meetups
8:00am - Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30am - Overview of Watson
An overview of Watson, Cognitive Computing, and the Watson Ecosystem, with a view of strategic direction and what is coming next -- Stephen Gold, VP of Watson Ecosystem and Market Development, IBM Watson Group
9:30am - Getting Ready for Watson
We’ll share the keys to business success with Watson, including what makes a great use case and the fundamental building blocks from a business and technical perspective -- Lauri Saft, Director of Watson Ecosystem Program)
10:15am - Short Break
10:30am - Our Journey with Watson
A current ecosystem partner shares why they chose IBM Watson as a strategic platform, shares their experiences to date, and demonstrates their “Powered by Watson” app..
11:00 am - Getting Started with Watson
Watson Ecosystem’s CTO walks through how to get started with Watson. Get a real-time view of what it’s like to build a Watson app using the Watson Experience Manager, Watson Developer Cloud, Watson QA API, and tips for integrating Watson into applications -- Sridhar Sudarsan, CTO of Watson Ecosystem
11:45 pm Where Do I Go From Here?
We’ll wrap things up and give some guidance on next steps -- Stephen Gold, VP of Watson Ecosystem and Market Development, IBM Watson Group)
12:00pm - Lunch and Networking
1:00pm - 1:1 Consultations and “Play with Watson” Sessions
Sign up for 1:1 meetings with our Watson Ecosystem Team to discuss your idea for Watson or spend some quality “hands on” time building a Watson app with our Watson technical team.
3:00pm - Close
Come back at 7pm for Session 2 and a technical deep dive into the Watson Ecosystem for developers. Register at: http://www.meetup.com/BigDataDevelopers/events/172612472/