Presentations

IoT Fusion – Alexa at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Aaron Mulder and Kelsey Oh

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is investigating voice interfaces via Amazon Alexa. While any number of uses are under consideration, one early proof of concept focused on the Special Delivery Unit, for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. While some conditions are common and well-known, others are rare and the medical team called to a sudden delivery may not be as familiar with the specific details of a given condition. In…

IoT Fusion – Digital Transformation via the Promise of IoT – Danilo Diaz

Digital Transformation is something most organizations are talking about and few are implementing. The reality is that many organizations are not realizing the full potential that a digital transformation can bring, whether through new products or services, new found efficiencies, and/or new ways to engage their customers. The Digital Transformation journey starts by unlocking innovations that are often hidden in plain sight; the Internet of Thing (IoT) is the perfect lens for such transformative innovation. This session will guide customers…

IoT Fusion – Disruption is Coming: Blockchain Explained and Applied to the Industrial Internet of Things – Felicite Moorman

What happens when two of technology’s hottest topics merge? Get ready for the 1-2 punch of IoT plus Blockchain. From Bitcoin to Ethereum, the world is rapidly experiencing “Disruption by Blockchain.” Stemming from an experiment (Bitcoin) resulting from the global economic recession, this disruption will continue and have a far greater impact than that from which it was born. Objectives for this conversation include: Understand and explain blockchain. Understand and explain blockchain as applied to Industrial IoT. Take your organization…

IoT Fusion – Innovating IoT – Lisa Seacat DeLuca

IoT is being used by many industries to develop creative solutions to solve their everyday business issues. However, the secret sauce is Cognitive computing. Put the power of your IoT data to work with cognitive capabilities and analytics to uncover insights for your business. From saving Rhinos in South Africa to preventative maintenance in automobiles, IoT is improving the lives of living beings around the world. Lisa Seacat DeLuca, a Distinguished Engineer within Watson Internet of Things, is IBM’s most…

Philly ETE 2016 Keynote – David Ferrucci – AI: A Return to Meaning

This talk draws an arc from Theory-Driven AI to Data-Driven AI and positions Watson along that trajectory. It proposes that to advance AI to where we all know it must go, we need to discover how to efficiently combine human cognition, massive data and logical theory formation. We need to boot strap a fluent collaboration between human and machine that engages logic, language and learning to enable machines to learn how to learn and ultimately deliver on the promise of AI.