Traditional computing systems, which only do what they are programmed to do, simply cannot keep up with Big Data in constant motion. For that, we need a new paradigm that IBM calls "Cognitive Computing". Cognitive systems are not programmed; rather, they learn, from the vast quantities of information they ingest, from their own experiences, and from their interactions with people.
IBM launched the era of Cognitive Computing three years ago, when our Watson system defeated the two all-time champions on the quiz show Jeopardy! Watson has since matured from a research grand challenge into a multifaceted business platform, enabled globally via the cloud. Earlier this year we launched the IBM Watson Group. It will comprise 2,000 professionals, a $1 billion investment and an ecosystem of partners and developers that we expect to scale rapidly. In the process, we believe Watson will change the nature of computing, as it is already beginning to change the practice of healthcare, retail, travel, banking and more.
For public sector organizations, a variety of forces are contributing to the need for change. Cognitive Computing can help public sector agencies turn the data overload from a challenge into an asset.
During the morning session you will hear how cognitive computing has arrived. Watson is now putting the power of cognitive computing in the hands of public sector professionals, delivering a real operational benefit in a range of use cases: delivering better citizen experience, improving process, policy and performance, and enabling a more sophisticated and timely response to today’s complex security threats. Over lunch, there will be the opportunity for one-on-one sessions with the Watson team to discuss its application in your organization. These can be pre-booked during event registration.
After lunch, a technology track allows an opportunity to go even deeper into cognitive, as IBM Research reveals the developments leading to the Cognitive Computing era. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.
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