Slides: Understanding the New World of Cognitive Computing

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About the Webinar

Cognitive Computing is a rapidly developing technology that has reached practical application and implementation. So what is it? Do you need it? How can it benefit your business?

In this webinar a panel of experts in Cognitive Computing will discuss the technology, the current practical applications, and where this technology is going. The discussion will start with a review of a recent survey produced by DATAVERSITY on how Cognitive Computing is currently understood by your peers. The panel will also review many components of the technology including:

  • Cognitive Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Reasoning
  • And next generation artificial intelligence (AI)

And get involved in the discussion with your own questions to present to the panel.

About the Panel

Anthony (Tony) Sarris

Tony Sarris

Founder and Principal, N2Semantics

Tony is an IT consultant in Orange County, California with his own boutique consultancy specializing in semantic technologies. In a nutshell, it’s all about making applications smarter by giving them knowledge about the world they operate in — our world. Tony would like to see apps that are software agents or automated assistants actually helping us humans in our day-to-day lives. That could mean helping to find a product, restaurant or ‘infotainment’ content he might like, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


James Kobielus

Big Data Evangelist, IBM

James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM’s big data evangelist. He spearheads IBM’s thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and next best action technologies. He works with IBM’s product management and marketing teams in Big Data. He has spoken at such leading industry events as Hadoop Summit, Strata, and Forrester Business Process Forum. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media.

Adrian Bowles

Adrian Bowles

Founder of STORM Insights, inc.

Adrian is an industry analyst and recovering academic, providing research and advisory services for buyers, sellers, and investors in emerging technology markets including cognitive computing, big data/analytics, and cloud computing. He has held executive positions at several consulting and analyst firms. Adrian also held academic appointments in computer science at Drexel University and SUNY-Binghamton, and adjunct faculty positions in the business schools at NYU and Boston College. He began his career with research and application development roles at IBM and GTE Laboratories.

Adrian earned his BA in Psychology and MS in Computer Science from SUNY-Binghamton, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

About the Moderator

steve ardireSteve Ardire

‘Merchant of Light’ and Advisor to Software Startups

​ Steve advises cognitive computing, AI, machine learning startups and ​​for past 20+ yrs advised / consulted with 30+ software startups in US, Canada, Europe ​in semantic technology, Big Data, cloud computing, predictive analytics, infoviz, DAM, plus much more.



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