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Take advantage of the buzz from IBM World of Watson!

Take advantage of the buzz from IBM World of Watson!

Use these assets, resources and announcements to propel your business

IBM World of Watson, held in Las Vegas from October 24–27, brought together more than 17,500 attendees from 105 countries, including over 3,200 IBM Business Partners. What an opportunity to network and engage! Congratulations to our award winners, whose solutions enabled real client change. Check out the winners here: World of Watson Business Partner awards.

Ride the wave of announcements and positive market reaction! Don’t miss these opportunities.

  • Access IBMGO to watch IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s “A World of Watson” keynote and more conference sessions. Ginni explains why Watson is the artificial intelligence (AI) platform for business, with one billion users expected by next year. Hear from market leaders on its transformative impacts, including how Watson is helping University of Tokyo cancer researchers revolutionize patient care.
  • What does a world with Watson look like? Find out with a recent four-page ad in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Share this insightful piece and YouTube video with your clients to show the breadth of companies embracing change.
  • Watson Data Platform unleashes the power of machine learning. On October 25, IBM announced this platform that delivers the world’s fastest data ingestion engine and cognitive-powered decision-making to allow collaboration in the IBM Cloud.
  • IBM Planning Analytics Local, the next-generation release of our on-premises planning solution, will be available in December. Register to attend a local workshop or webinar to learn how these innovations can transform the way you plan, analyze and report.
  • IBM’s cognitive music project with Alex da Kid featuring his hit song, “Not Easy,” launched on October 21. That week, the song hit #1 on Spotify’s most viral tracks. This exciting collaboration demonstrates how Watson helps artists bring creativity to a whole new level. See more on the IBM Cognitive Music channel on YouTube.
  • Need a framework to get started? Download the new IBM Business Partner Roadmap to Cognitive Business and begin your journey.

Here are several more announcements from World of Watson that solidify our commitment to mutual growth:

There’s never been a more exciting time to embrace the Cognitive Era and positively impact the market. Please let me know what you think by commenting below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mike Gerentine (@mgerentine)
Vice President, IBM Global Business Partners

Michael Gerentine is Vice President, Software Channel Sales, IBM Global Business Partners. He is in charge of managing software partners across the IBM channel, a global business that spans several IBM business divisions, including Watson and IBM Cloud. He helps channel partners better understand IBM's strategy, adopt new technologies and deliver solutions to clients, all while helping drive mutual sales success for the ecosystem. Previously, Michael served as Vice President of Marketing, IBM Global Business Partners, where he developed and led marketing efforts for the IBM Business Partner channel.

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