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AP Executive Perspective Partner Experience Watson Watson Build series Worldwide

Putting Watson to work

Putting Watson to work

Read about two IBM Business Partners who are successfully leveraging IBM cognitive computing technology

The technology ecosystem is rapidly evolving and our Business Partners have continuously transformed in order to provide increased value to our clients. Shifts to cloud, as-a-service offerings and digital have resulted in new customers and purchasing behaviors. Today, buyers have diversified and are acquiring industry- and domain-specific solutions.

IBM is focused on helping our Business Partners become highly differentiated to succeed in the Cognitive Era. Together over time, we have made tremendous progress and demonstrated strong proof points on how cognitive computing delivered through cloud is augmenting clients’ existing solutions and platforms. Let me take a moment to talk about some of the great outcomes that Business Partners have helped create across Asia Pacific.

Talview, an IBM Beacon Award winner, is leveraging IBM cognitive computing technology to disrupt the global recruitment industry. By combining a broad set of assessment parameters with powerful, self-learning cognitive algorithms, Talview’s cloud-based service has helped its clients drastically improve the quality of hires and cut down the hiring cycle.

Finding the perfect hotel becomes simple with a cognitive-powered travel agent. ZUMATA, an IBM Choice Award winner, is an artificial intelligence–powered hotel distribution and technology company. Through its various partnerships, including with IBM Watson, ZUMATA has solved a wealth of hotel distribution challenges. ZUMATA has now expanded on its innovative cognitive capability to enable automated advisory and customer service to companies across a wide range of industries including travel, banking, finance and more.

What these stories demonstrate is the broad horizon of possibilities cognitive computing opens up, with a strong business imperative to augment intelligence. There are more examples of the fast start that cognitive innovators have realized. Click here to read more about how organizations are differentiating themselves by capitalizing on cognition.

To further enhance client value, spur growth and boost innovation, we have announced a global program—IBM Watson Build—which offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to access exclusive education and expert resources to develop and bring to market a cognitive solution using Watson APIs and data sets. This platform can help Business Partners not only redefine their organization but also activate untapped value for their customers. Spread across three stages—Imagine it, Build it and Compete to win—the IBM Watson Build offers Business Partners the potential to propel their business’s cognitive capabilities.

Now is the opportunity to build a solution that can compete in the USD 47 billion cognitive and AI market* and to find out how the IBM Watson Build can help—get started now!

IDC further estimates that cognitive and AI markets are primed for massive growth in the next three years. Let’s commit ourselves to making the transformative potential of cognitive technologies a reality. You can let me know what you think by using the comments feature below.

Hui Li Lee
Vice President, Global Business Partners, IBM Asia Pacific

*Source – IDC

Hui Li Lee is vice president, ONE Channel, IBM Asia Pacific. In her role, she is responsible for leading the IBM Global Business Partners organization across IBM portfolio and solutions, IBM partner ecosystem development and channel transformation in Asia Pacific. With over 20 years experience, Hui Li is a seasoned executive, having led the Industry Business Development and Sales Specialists Teams in APJ, focusing on the Banking and Insurance, Manufacturing, Government and e-commerce industries, along with strategic security solutions.

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