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Watson - Bringing back the Human Element

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, NZTech (Axios Plenary Room)

Technology has helped us go further, go faster and solve problems previous generations could not imagine.

Despite this, traditional technology solutions still lack a human element.

IBM has been developing Watson; a set of cognitive technologies that can think like people.

This talk will introduce the IBM Watson Developers Cloud (WDC) to the audience. The WDC offers software vendors and developers the technology and tools they need to take advantage of Watson's cognitive power.

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Elinor Swery

Technical Consultant, IBM

Dr. Elinor Swery is a Technical Consultant at IBM and is the Cognitive Innovation Lead in New Zealand.

In this role, she is responsible for bringing cognitive solutions to New Zealand businesses and to illustrate the potential that they have to revolutionise the way in which we interact with technology.

She is passionate about using these pioneering solutions to transform the way in which business use technology.

Elinor completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Auckland, where she used numerical techniques to optimise the manufacturing of composite materials for the automotive industry.

She has published and presented her work in five journal articles and 11 international conferences.