Week at a glance



Week at a glance

For seven decades, IBM Research has been the innovation engine of not only the IBM Corporation, but the information technology industry itself. With approximately 3000 employees located at 12 labs on six continents, IBM Research brings together the world's top technology minds to advance science and to solve the most pressing challenges faced by business and society. IBM Research Day at World of Watson will feature these world-class experts describing emerging trends in our industry, the opportunities and challenges that these trends present, and the advanced solutions that we are exploring in our labs, with clients and with research partners around the world. These sessions will cover core cognitive technologies such as visual recognition, dialog, natural language understanding and embodied cognition; systems issues — how to build high performing Cognitive system, as well as Industry use cases in the area of IoT, Aging, Education and more. Each session is self-contained --- attendees can attend one or all sessions without prior context. IBM Research Day will also feature a parallel session where attendees will have the opportunity to interact with 50 Researchers demonstrating new Cognitive Computing technologies. These demos will also be featured throughout the conference in the Cognitive Concourse.

7am — 8pm

Registration

7:30am — 5pm

Client Engagement Center

8am — 5pm

Certifications

8am — 5:45pm

Electives

8am — 7pm

8am — 7:30pm

Cognitive Concourse

8:30am — 6:30pm

Hands-on Labs

9am — 5:45pm

Innovation Talks

9am — 5pm

10am — 4:45pm

Trends & Directions

1:00pm — 1:45pm

The “How-To” Guide to Cognitive Business Transformation

4pm — 4:45pm

Developing for a Cognitive Era

5:30pm — 7:30pm

Welcome Reception - Cognitive Concourse

7am — 8pm

Registration

7am — 5pm

Client Engagement Center

9am — 10:30am

Welcome to the World of Watson

11am — 12pm

Data and Cloud: The Foundation for Cognitive Business

12pm — 7pm

Certifications

12:30pm — 6:30pm

Hands-on Labs

1pm — 7pm

1pm — 7pm

Cognitive Concourse

1pm — 1:45pm

Electives

1pm — 3:45pm

Innovation Talks

1pm — 1:45pm

Outthink Limits: Unleash your Professional Potential

1pm — 5:45pm

Trends & Directions

3pm — 3:45pm

Changing the Way We Live and Work

5:30pm — 7pm

Reception – Cognitive Concourse

7am — 7pm

Registration

7:15am — 5pm

Client Engagement Center

8am — 11am

8am — 5pm

Certifications

8am — 4:45pm

Electives

8am — 11am

Cognitive Concourse

9am — 11:30am

Hands-on Labs

9am — 4:45pm

Innovation Talks

9am — 11:45am

Trends & Directions

1pm — 2:30pm

A World with Watson

3pm — 5pm

3pm — 5pm

Cognitive Concourse

7pm — 10:30pm

Special Event

7am — 2pm

Registration

8am — 12pm

Client Engagement Center

8am — 1:30pm

Certifications

8am — 2:45pm

Electives

9am — 3:30pm

Hands-on Labs



Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

The Mandalay Bay is a deluxe, tropically themed luxury resort with mystical architecture and lush surroundings. The resort is set on 60 acres south of Luxor on the Strip. Hotel amenities include: Wheelchair access; room service; fifteen restaurants including House of the Blues; casino; many lounges and bars; and valet parking. The 11-acre sand-and-surf beach features three swimming pools, a lazy river, wave pool, cabanas, an outdoor performance stage, two restaurants, poolside pampering at the seasonal Moorea Beach Club. Our 30,000-square-foot Spa Mandalay offers massages, beauty treatments, and a salon. A perfect night's sleep-that's what we sought to create with our newly remodeled Mandalay Bay rooms and suites. The theme here is casual elegance (designed by Anita Brooks) and comfort. Lofty pillow topped beds, triple high-thread count sheets, warm textiles in pleasing tones feature climate control, cable TV, dual line data port telephone, alarm clock, hair dryer, separate tub/shower, iron and ironing board, bathrobe, and floor-to-ceiling window and 42" plasma TVs create the perfect environment for effortless relaxation or sweet dreams. From the uninhibited to the unconventional, Mandalay Bay offers some of the most unique experiences on the planet — all without the expense of an around-the-world trip.

Non-Smoking Guestrooms - Limited smoking rooms based on availability at check in.

Delano

Delano Las Vegas fuses personalized service with a high-end design concept. The resort evokes luxury with an unexpected touch of individuality, creating an intimate experience within the grand 43-story golden tower at Mandalay Bay Resort Complex. Defined by style and sophistication, Delano Las Vegas brings a world class resort to the famed Las Vegas Strip, appealing to the most discerning travelers from around the globe. Delano is a non-smoking hotel.

Non-Smoking Property

Four Seasons

On the iconic Las Vegas strip, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas’ Art-Deco inspired guest rooms reflect the energy and excitement of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The Hotel offers direct access to the adjacent Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the city’s nightlife and entertainment. Four Seasons is a non-smoking hotel.

Non-Smoking Property

Luxor

How many times in your life will you be able to say you stayed and played in a pyramid? Luxor features comfortable and spacious accommodations ranging from standard rooms to extravagant suites. Plus, Luxor offers everything you’d expect from a Las Vegas hotel – from fabulous entertainment and dining, to non-stop Las Vegas casino action.

Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

Excalibur

Stay in royal accommodations in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Excalibur offers everything you’d expect from a Las Vegas hotel – from dining and entertainment, to non-stop Las Vegas casino action.

Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

New York, New York

New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Replicas of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge are just a few of the Big Apple inspired landmarks. This city within a city boasts enticing entertainment including the Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity and the live music extravaganza, the Broadway Theater. There is fun around every corner with the thrilling Roller Coaster and dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square. There are tantalizing restaurants such as Gallagher's Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and the authentic pub, Nine Fine Irishmen. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon.

Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

MGM Grand

The MGM Grand truly lives up to our name, not only in sheer size, but also in vast offerings. Located at one of the busiest intersections in Las Vegas, MGM Grand provides a world of entertainment, dining and unwinding – both day and night. The grandness starts outside, with the 100,000-pound, 45-foot-tall bronze lion statue perched atop a 25-foot pedestal where the $1 billion resort meets the Strip. LED screens, water fountains and lush landscaping surround the lion – the largest bronze statue in the U.S. The adventure continues inside, where guests will find 5,044 rooms in four 30-story towers, more than a dozen restaurants and more than 170,000 square feet of gaming. There is even the convenience of tourist attractions on site, a television studio (CBS Television City Research Center) and a water park (1,000 foot long lazy river at the 27,000-square-foot pool complex). Accommodations are as varied as the rest of the property’s offerings. Entering the MGM Grand, visitors are immersed in the glamour and excitement of sophisticated shows, gourmet dining, hip nightlife, a relaxing pool and spa, and much more.

Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

Signature at MGM Grand

Luxury welcomes you the moment you enter our gated driveway and our intimate lobbies. It's in the details of your lavish suite, at our intimate swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Our premier concierge service will organize gourmet in-suite dining while you enjoy breathtaking balcony views. Just steps from the excitement of MGM Grand lies the oasis of a secluded retreat. The three exclusive suite-filled towers at The Signature at MGM Grand provide guests with unparalleled luxury and personal service, all within a non-gaming and non-smoking environment. Staying at The Signature is like coming home to a luxury oasis. From limitless dining choices to a refreshing cabana-lined pool, you will want for nothing. Let our Concierge take care of your every need and desire. The Signature offers the added convenience of satellite registration/hotel check-in at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Located in the south baggage claim near carousels 1 and 2. You can check in and receive your room keys while waiting for your luggage.

Non-Smoking Property

Aria Resort & Casino

In the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the award-winning Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter offers it all, from high-tech guestrooms and world-class dining from celebrated chefs, to enthralling entertainment and upscale shopping. The full-service spa features massage and treatment rooms. In addition to an outdoor pool, this luxury hotel provides fitness facilities, a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room. Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter also offers a casino, a bar/lounge, and a nightclub. The Aria Resort has designated areas for smoking (fines may apply for smoking in non-smoking areas).

Vdara Hotel & Spa

This all-suite, non-gaming, eco-friendly, smoke-free CityCenter resort is steps away from Aria Resort and Casino, and connected to the Bellagio. Suites at Vdara offer flat-panel televisions and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Kitchens include refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. All rooms have king beds with pull out sofas. The Aria Express tram connects the property to other facilities within the complex. A restaurant and lobby bar are located on site. This Las Vegas resort also offers a fitness center, luxury spa, gift shop and newsstand, and a concierge desk. Limo service is available. Vdara Hotel & Spa is a smoke-free property.

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