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Partner Experience Transformation Watson Worldwide

The Watson Build for Business Partners

Do you want to know how you can take what 75 percent of IBMers in 115 countries did in 2016 and turn it into cash in 2017?

Then keep reading.

In 2016, IBM did something extraordinary, engaging nearly 75 percent of IBMers from 115 countries and every business unit in the IBM Cognitive Build.* The Build challenged IBMers to learn about cognitive, form teams, brainstorm and propose cognitive solutions. Ultimately, some of us developed prototypes and pitched those solutions in an IBM-internal event, not unlike Shark Tank. We created 2,700 cognitive ideas and hundreds of viable prototypes, and acquired valuable new skills.

Now we are tailoring this experience for you by creating the Watson Build for Business Partners. In the challenge, you can start your cognitive business journey by learning more about cognitive solutions like Watson and the IBM Cloud platform that supports cognitive workloads. Plus, your business will benefit by learning how to use Watson to build cognition into a product or service.

Challenge yourself to deliver and along the way we’ll help you develop useful skills that can accelerate innovation and benefit your clients—such as:

  • Understanding and using IBM Watson APIs
  • Applying data sets
  • Gaining new ways of working and new tools
  • Selling your solution on IBM Marketplace

 
This is a challenge you don’t want to miss. If you’ve wondered where IBM Watson and IBM Bluemix can take your business, the Build is your opportunity for guided discovery. If you’ve already developed an outstanding solution, find out how to participate in the Build and see how you can be recognized as the best. Join us at PWLC to hear all the details, and attend the Thursday Watson Build workshop where IBM subject-matter experts will deliver important education that can help you come out on top. Topics will include insights and tips about participation, plus IBM design thinking, guidance on cognitive solutions, and information you need to know about developing a prototype.

Be among the first to get the details of the Watson Build for Business Partners. Join us for the workshop at IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, February 13–16 in Las Vegas. You can also let me know what you think by using the comments feature below.

Jamie Mendez (@JAMENDEZ11)
Director,
IBM PartnerWorld

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*You can read more about the IBM Cognitive Build Experience in the IBV Executive Report “Enterprise Innovation in the Cognitive Era” or view a short video, “Cognitive Build: Our Story”.

Jamie Mendez has global responsibility for IBM PartnerWorld® and channel enablement initiatives. In her role, Jamie is responsible for leading a global team focused on supporting the PartnerWorld community of more than 120,000 Business Partners around the world. Over the years, Jamie has explored every aspect of the business—from setting up distribution programs to working as a field sales rep to managing a call center.

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1 Comment

  1. Tom Humphries

    Will there be a live stream to the conference in Vegas, as a small enterprise with big ambitions it will be difficult for me to get to Vegas, but what we do in the healthcare space could radically be enhanced with the use of Watson, I am so interested, but just cant stretch to the vegas trip. Will the presentation be available after the event?

    regards

    Tom

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