5 reasons data scientists are attending World of Watson

Big Data Evangelist, IBM

Whether your organization calls you a data scientist, a predictive modeler, a cognitive application developer, or some other title, they rely on you for one and the same thing. Your job is to use your expert skills, sophisticated tools and professional discipline to extract useful insights from never-ending streams and ever-growing pools of data.

As a working data scientist, you must deliver on your projects while at the same time staying up to speed on changes in your chosen field. That’s a tough balance, considering how stretched you already on the job and how quickly the world of data science is evolving.

That’s where IBM World of Watson enters the picture. This annual event, scheduled for 24–27 October in Las Vegas, is your opportunity to learn about new methodologies, tools and practices that can help you achieve your strategic objectives more efficiently and reliably.

Here are the top 5 reasons why data scientists like you are registering for World of Watson.

1. “I need to stay abreast of the latest innovations in data science.”

At World of Watson, you can deepen your learning in data science, data engineering, data application development, and other relevant disciplines.  Personalize your curriculum by choosing from more than 1,500 sessions, hundreds of immersive cognitive experiences, and many other opportunities to build practical knowledge. Plot out your personal curriculum through World of Watson’s diverse learning opportunities.

2. “I need hands-on experience with leading tools for data modeling, engineering and application development.”

At World of Watson, you can gain familiarity with Spark, R, Hadoop, Data Science Experience, Watson, and other cloud-based capabilities to help you do your job more efficiently and drive business results more consistently. Participate in hands-on labs on these and other solutions. There will be more than 200+ hands-on labs at the event, offering certifications in such areas as advanced analytics, architecture solutions, cloud, data integration and governance, data management, internet of things, IT infrastructure, security and Watson. And please visit our demo room, where IBM leaders and experts can help you with your in-depth technical questions on over 60 products and solutions.

3. “I need to connect with other data professionals who face the same professional challenges as me.”

At World of Watson, you’ll be surrounded by data scientists, data engineers, and other professionals who span the full range of specialties, industries, and geographies. You’ll have the benefit of engaging with IBM’s deep pool of experts in data science, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, and data management, as well as with experts from our partners and customers. At the event, sessions and activities are structured so that you can’t help but meet other data professionals who share common interests and focus areas.

4. “I need to tap into the forward thinking of leading experts in data science.”

At World of Watson, join an elite group of thought leaders, academics, architects, developers, engineers, inventors business leaders discuss trends and innovations in data science. Learn which data science visionaries we’ll have presenting in the main sessions and breakouts. And be sure to connect with the 120 innovative Business Partners who will be at the event, all of whom will share their latest services and solutions, many of which incorporate the latest advances in key technologies such as Spark, cognitive computing, NoSQL and more.

5. “I need to be inspired, stimulated and energized to drive excellence with my work in data science."

At World of Watson, we’ve structured the event’s many sessions to focus on the most fundamental business imperatives that depend on organizations being able to harness the full power of their data science resources. These imperatives include monetizing your data resources, reimagining your data-driven business models, transforming your organizational culture and processes around cognitive analytics, and redefining how you develop and manage data-driven apps as key enablers for competitive disruption.

And that’s just a quick overview of how you’ll benefit from attending World of Watson, which represents the continuing evolution of the event formerly known as IBM Insight.

Register today for World of Watson