AGBC March Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, 26th March
Sebastian Welter, IBM Client Technical Architect and the Technical Software Representative - Watson team, Germany and DACH.
IBM’s Watson Initiative
The IBM Watson initiative represents a first step into cognitive systems, a new era of
computing. A combination of capabilities makes Watson unique, including natural language processing, hypothesis generation and evaluation, and dynamic learning. This enables it to communicate with humans directly – to answer questions asked by humans in our own language.
IBM started to demonstrate this in the Jeopardy TV quiz show in the U.S. The next step was the use of cognitive computing in medical assistance, giving guidance in cancer treatments. Now the technology is moving on to support us in many more
fields - answering our questions, guiding us through vast amounts of information and interacting with us in a natural way.
Sebastian Welter is an IBM Client Technical Architect and the Technical Software Representative on IBM’s Watson team for Germany and DACH. Active in this role since 2011, his responsibilities include Content Analytics and Content Management systems - everything that covers unstructured data, from managing to analyzing and storing. His focus is on high-volume archives and Big-Data systems in unstructured data environments, as well as analysis of natural-language texts.
Sebastian earned his BA in Business Informatics. Then he worked in Switzerland as a database and information networks developer and architect before joining IBM in 2008, first in technical sales and later as an architect.
As usual the March monthly meeting will commence at 7 PM sharp on Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel, Berliner Strasse 93 in Munich (north Schwabing). Please register in the Events Tool at www.agbc.de (right side of homepage, Munich Chapter section) for the meeting by not later than Monday, March 24th. On the meeting night, sign-in starts at 6.30pm.