FutureForward Cognitive Computing Deep Dive with IBM in Washington D.C.

FutureForward and IBM hosted a Cognitive Computing Deep Dive on November 30th in downtown Washington D.C. at IBM’s offices. 

Bringing together a high profile collection of women CEO’s and tech staff from high growth women led firms, the information-packed deep dive went into how cognitive computing could create new business value for these women and their companies. The day included executive briefings by senior IBM experts on Watson and cognitive computing, roundtable discussions, and demos, including practical applications to jumpstart thinking on how to apply cognitive to high growth businesses.

Cognitive computing has been described as “analytics on steroids,” with cognitive business already changing the competitive landscape. New groundbreaking business models, products and services are entering the mainstream and beginning to change the way we live and work.

All participants got an introduction to Bluemix, IBM’s application development tool, which will allows analytics and technology personel to rapidly develop cognitive and mobile apps. Participants also received a free trial of the Bluemix tool.

Quantum Leaps’ and its FutureForward initiative looks forward to similar events in the future on the intersection of women, women led businesses and STEM, so watch this space as well as our twitter page for updates.

FutureForward is a multi-year platform of action-oriented research, thought leadership, knowledge-building forums, partnership development, awareness raising, advocacy and policymaking, designed to inspire women scientists and women in STEM to commercialize their research and to accelerate the number of women-led firms at the cutting edge of emerging and advanced technologies. Our goal is to make women equal partners in every aspect of science and innovation to create next generation game-changers that will transform the world. FutureForward is an initiative of Quantum Leaps, Inc.