2:00 PM Registration and Solution Center
4:00 PM Session I: Watson and the Cognitive Era
For the past several years, the converging forces of data, cloud, mobile and social technologies and the Internet of Things have disrupted industries and led to unprecedented transformation across every type of business. Many enterprises have made the shift to become ‘digital.’ However, we believe that digital is not the destination, but the foundation for a new era of business, which we call cognitive. When digital disruption meets digital intelligence, new possibilities are created by systems that understand, reason and learn. In our opening session, we will explore this new era of cognitive business and the role Watson is playing in making it a reality.

Dr. Ajay Bakshi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Manipal Health Enterprises
Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune
Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM

Session II: The Watson Innovation Ecosystem
The Watson Ecosystem is made up of thinkers, developers and innovators who are at the forefront of building and using the cognitive technologies that are extending human expertise. In this session, Watson partners will share applications and results of cognitive technologies and offer a preview of what’s to come.

Stephen Gold, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Watson
Sankar Nagarajan, Co-founder, TEXTIENT Analytics
Manoj Saxena, Founding General Partner, The Entrepreneurs’ Fund
Raj Singh, CEO, Go Moment

Session III: Envisioning a Cognitive Future
A world a wash in data and being rewritten in code calls for a new form of computing. In response, a new breed of systems is emerging that can understand unstructured data in all its forms through sensing and interaction. These cognitive systems are able to reason, generating hypotheses and recommendations. Importantly, they can learn from their own experiences and outcomes. This session will probe what happens when new cognitive capabilities converge with the ongoing digitization of products, services and companies.

Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune
Kenneth M. Keverian, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, IBM
Anand Mahurkar, Founder and CEO, Findability Sciences

Session IV: Watson in India
IBM Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud platform for building, running, and managing applications. With Bluemix, developers can focus on building excellent user experiences with flexible compute options, choice of DevOps tooling, and a powerful set of IBM and third-party APIs and services. This session will highlight an IBM partner that is leveraging IBM Bluemix in India and will discuss the benefits of Bluemix as a developer platform, it’s potential as a cognitive platform, and it’s future in India.

Sandy Carter, General Manager, Developer Ecosystem and Startups, IBM
Kartik Iyengar, Vice President - IoT, AI and Robotics, Virtusa

Announcement: Watson India Hackathon Winners
Stephen Gold, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Watson
Vivek Shangari, Chief Geek, Ace Hacker
6:30 PM Adjourn