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The Power of Hidden Figures: Diversity in STEM

CES SuperSession

Soledad O’Brien, world renowned journalist, leads a conversation on the importance of diversity in STEM fields. Panelists include talent from the film who share the extraordinary accomplishments of the characters and why it is important to tell their stories.

Friday, January 6th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Las Vegas Convention Center Room N257

Not at CES? Join us via livestream at IBM.com/HiddenFigures starting on Friday, January 6th, at 11:30am PST

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IBM Theater Sessions

Are you curious about Watson? With Watson you can become a cognitive business. Hear what leading industry brands are doing with Watson in the IBM Theater located at The Venetian, Level 2, Veronese Suite 2405.

Activating Watson: The Weather Company Case Study

It's been just under a year since IBM acquired The Weather Company. In that short time, IBM’s largest consumer brand has become an incubator for accelerating the power of Watson, making cognitive foundational piece of its consumer go to market strategy. Learn how TWC is activating a strategic framework called “dynamic assembly” both to integrate Watson into its consumer product strategy to drive deeper engagement, and to create the world’s first ever cognitive ad that is already changing the media landscape.

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 9:15am – 10:00am

Speaker: Domenic Venuto, General Manager, Consumer Products, The Weather Company, an IBM Business

Outthink: IBM Design Thinking for Digital Reinvention

With today's customer being more empowered than ever, learn how organizations are transforming to better address customer centric needs with agile design, and what industry clients are doing in the area of Design Thinking, Cognitive and Digital Reinvention to unlock greater innovation. Innovation is fueled by radical ideas and radical collaboration. Radical ideas are exactly what IBM Design Thinking brings to life. With a laser focus on end users, the ability to drive smarter, faster work through collaboration, and the capacity to enable quick iteration, you will learn how you can strengthen your organization's transformation for the cognitive era.

Date: Thursday, January 5th 10:00am – 11:00am

Speakers: Jason Kelley, Vice President, Partner, GBS Solutions Design & Innovation

Innovation at the speed of Digital: Enabling new Products and Services through IoT Ecosystems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fundamentally changing the way businesses create value, companies compete and collaborate, and consumers experience the world. This session will begin with an overview of Jabil’s Digital Vision and Innovation Acceleration Services Offerings. It will then cover IoT use cases and technology proof-of-concepts demonstrating the power of IoT to connect things and enable new services, add new value to established products and possibly even enable new markets.

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:15am-12:00pm

Speaker: Sam Salem, Senior Director, Internet of Things (IoT), Jabil

Enabling Supply Chain Solutions for the Digital Economy

Digital supply chains offer the promise of delivering reduced risk, increased visibility, superior collaboration and actionable analytics. But it's often bringing together the right combination of people, process and technology to deliver tangible business outcomes in today's digital economy. See how Jabil and IBM are working together to enable digital transformation for the multi-enterprise supply chain with a greater emphasis on transparency and agility.

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 1:15pm – 2:00pm

Speaker: Chuck Conley, Director of Product Marketing, Digital Supply Chain Solutions, Jabil

Outthink: IBM Design Thinking for Digital Reinvention

With today's customer being more empowered than ever, learn how organizations are transforming to better address customer centric needs with agile design, and what industry clients are doing in the area of Design Thinking, Cognitive and Digital Reinvention to unlock greater innovation. Innovation is fueled by radical ideas and radical collaboration. Radical ideas are exactly what IBM Design Thinking brings to life. With a laser focus on end users, the ability to drive smarter, faster work through collaboration, and the capacity to enable quick iteration, you will learn how you can strengthen your organization's transformation for the cognitive era.

Date: Thursday, January 5th 2:15pm – 3:00pm

Speakers: Jason Kelley, Vice President, Partner, GBS Solutions Design & Innovation

Make Cognitive Service Robots - Applications of Watson in hospitals and banks

Synthesis Electronic Technology (SDSES) is a listed company in China. The main Business of the company is providing authentication software & hardware solution and service for banks, public security, health care, telecommunication and social insurance organizations. By leveraging the advanced technology of IBM Watson, SDSES is building cognitive service robots for multiple applications in hospitals and banks. The fusion of SDSES’s application experience and cognitive capability of IBM Watson will make service robots smarter.

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 3:15pm-4:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Jing Kun, Synthesis

Titan "Connected Wearables" and the Impact on our Lives

Somprabh Singh who leads the Watches & Accessories business for Titan will give a presentation on the "future of connected wearable technology / devices", highlighting their existing "JUXT" / JUXT pro" devices, the recently announced "ACT" watch which includes a NEW safety alert application and additional exciting new use cases. Brian Dalgetty from IBM will then lead a discussion on moving beyond smarter connected products into a world of "Interconnected Living Services" at work, at play, at home – all of which improve how we live. We expect these interconnected services for living to represent the cutting edge in value creation and innovation in IoT, related to Electronics. These are services that connect devices, solutions, data, and users at work, at play and at home. We will move beyond smart products and rigid industry boundaries, beyond the smart home environment, and look at the ways interconnected services will create value for our clients and their customers.

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 5:00pm - 5:45pm

Speakers: Mr. Somprabh Singh, Head of Design & Technology, Watches & Accessories, Titan Company Limited, Mr Brian Dalgetty, Industry Solutions Offering Leader, IBM Watson IoT BU

Sugar.IQ: A Cognitive Mobile App for Personal Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a data-intensive disease where people with diabetes track glucose, insulin, meals, medications, sleep and activity to make decisions on an event-by-event and hour-by-hour basis. Medtronic has partnered with IBM Watson Health to advance research into cognitive computing for diabetes and build solutions that leverage data to provide patients with insights that they can use to understand how to better manage the disease. Learn how a cognitive mobile app, Sugar.IQ with Watson, will serve as a personal assistant for people with diabetes by uncovering important patterns and trends to predict hypoglycemia and other insights, to help people understand how their behavior affects their glucose level in real-time.

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017, 9:15am to 10:00am

Speakers: Huzefa Neemuchwala, Senior Director, Medtronic Diabetes Solutions, Antour Parmakian, Executive Creative Director, IBM Interactive Experience

The voice of Watson IoT, with Harman International

In this session learn about the consumer engagement challenge: when technological solutions just don’t suit the environment and the solution: intelligent, customized, voice activated assistance solutions that are cognitive, intuitive and configurable.

Now IBM and Harman have announced a partnership to bring intuitive voice-activated, intelligent assistance directly to consumers in hotels, offices and hospitals throughout the world. Harman and IBM are working together to address the problem of customer engagement: providing intelligent, adaptable solutions based on leading audio solutions from Harman and the Watson IoT platform from IBM to help make the lives of patients, guests and professionals easier.

By integrating Harman's speakers and connectivity solutions with Watson IoT - any AVL solution in a room can, to use IBM’s words, “think like a human.” Come learn how Harman and IBM are working together to simplify the way people interact with technology and connect to the world around them.

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017, 1:15pm to 2:00pm

Speaker: Adam Holladay, Director, Solutions and Marketing – Hospitality, Harman Professional

The Internet of Mobility & Cognitive Personalization of Spaces and Devices

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America will discuss how the AUTOmobile becomes the autoMOBILE as a personalized brand driving experience. The mobility revolution shifts the vehicle to a seamless connected journey. Mobility as a service reshape data-defined vehicles.

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Speakers: Hakan Kostepen, Executive Director, Strategy & Innovation – Silicon Valley Center and Andrew Poliak, VP Product Planning, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Dr. Sebastian Wedeniwski, IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO Automotive/Aerospace & Defense/Industrial Products Global Industry

Local Motors' Olli, the Cognitive Self-driving Mobility Solution developed with IBM's Watson IoT AutoLAB

Join Gina O'Connell, Director of Labs and GM of Las Vegas Local Motors, along with Joe Speed, Watson IoT AutoLAB Product Owner, as they talk about how the two companies co-created the Olli cognitive IoT-enabled, self-driving shuttle. The Olli cognitive mobility system launched in Washington DC on June 16th, 2016 and will soon be in several other cities including Las Vegas. Gina and Joe will discuss the technologies and methodologies that enabled them to quickly launch the Olli, with the physical build of Olli in 90 days and the cognitive rider experience for autonomous navigation. We will also discuss how we will train Olli's Watson interface extending the reach of crowdsourcing and co-creation.

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 9:15am to 10:00am

Speakers: Gina O'Connell, Director of Labs, GM of Las Vegas Local Motors, Joe Speed, Watson IoT AutoLAB Product Owner, IBM

Connected IoT Solutions and Service Industry 4.0

Panasonic is quickly shifting from a product oriented box company to a services oriented B2B solutions company focusing on IoT and Service Industry 4.0. The Connected Solution Platform from the Innovation Center North America (ICNA), which is created on top of IBM Bluemix, is a key architecture to create new applications and services quickly and easily. By partnering with IBM, we are unleashing Watson’s cognitive capabilities into the physical world via solutions like the Digital Concierge mirror and Panasonic's LinkRay visible light communications technology as well as provide the framework for the Future of the Connected Restaurant.

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:15am - 11:00am

Speaker: Don Guelich, Director, Planning, Panasonic - Innovation Center North America

IBM MobileFirst for iOS Expert Factory

As a leading EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services) company in AP, Ionics is embracing the Cognitive Era by storm. Always known for its innovation prowess and cutting edge approach to manufacturing, Ionics will show how they use the IBM MobileFirst for iOS 'Expert Factory' application; 'Expert Factory' supports product engineers and plant supervisors to quickly solve manufacturing issues, while helping to optimize production line efficiency, quality, and throughput. Ionics will also discuss their implementation of IBM Bluemix, focusing on use cases to enhance operational efficiency, engage customers with new insights, and provide new and innovative services.

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 11:15am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Earl Qua, EMS Senior VP, Chief Marketing Officier, Ionics

Outthink: IBM Design Thinking for Digital Reinvention

With today's customer being more empowered than ever, learn how organizations are transforming to better address customer centric needs with agile design, and what industry clients are doing in the area of Design Thinking, Cognitive and Digital Reinvention to unlock greater innovation. Innovation is fueled by radical ideas and radical collaboration. Radical ideas are exactly what IBM Design Thinking brings to life. With a laser focus on end users, the ability to drive smarter, faster work through collaboration, and the capacity to enable quick iteration, you will learn how you can strengthen your organization's transformation for the cognitive era.

Date: Saturday, January 7th 12:00pm – 1:15pm

Speakers: Jason Kelley, Vice President, Partner, GBS Solutions Design & Innovation

What is 2% Worth?: How Small Improvements Can Mean Major Gains in Efficiency

The office imaging industry is unique in the sense that there are over 100 million connected devices, with roughly 40% of these being actively managed. There’s already an ecosystem of software providers regularly gathering data. However, even though this industry is one of furthest along in terms of gathering IoT data, the data is highly under-utilized today. Join us on January 7th as we discuss Photizo Group’s journey with predictive analytics and the IBM PMQ platform. We will discuss the key use cases for our industry, the results Photizo has achieved to date, and an overview of future plans.

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:15pm - 4:00pm

Speaker: Scott Honrbuckle, Director - Advanced Analytics, Photizo Group

"Cradle to Grave” value chain visibility and brand protection for electronics products

Industry leading IBM Watson™ IoT Platform brings unparalleled expertise in extraction of meaningful insights into how products perform in-field, while Optimal+ Manufacturing Intelligence™ IIoT Platform supplies proven enterprise-grade capabilities of extracting meaningful insights into how the product and its components were manufactured and initiating actions prescribed by the platform.

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 5:00pm - 5:45pm

Speaker: Luc Schoups, WW VP of Sales and David Park, VP Marketing from Optimal Plus

Outthink: IBM Design Thinking for Digital Reinvention

With today's customer being more empowered than ever, learn how organizations are transforming to better address customer centric needs with agile design, and what industry clients are doing in the area of Design Thinking, Cognitive and Digital Reinvention to unlock greater innovation. Innovation is fueled by radical ideas and radical collaboration. Radical ideas are exactly what IBM Design Thinking brings to life. With a laser focus on end users, the ability to drive smarter, faster work through collaboration, and the capacity to enable quick iteration, you will learn how you can strengthen your organization's transformation for the cognitive era.

Date: Sunday, January 8th 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Speakers: Jason Kelley, Vice President, Partner, GBS Solutions Design & Innovation

The Era of Accessible Transportation

Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist and CEO of Starfish Media Group, join IBM, Local Motors and the Consumer Technology Association Foundation, as they discuss how autonomous vehicles will help people with disabilities and the world’s growing aging population remain independent and self-sufficient for as long as possible. Attendees will learn how new technologies, such as cognitive computing and the Internet of Things, will personalize and adapt the transportation experience to each person’s unique abilities. They will also announce a series of workshops and a hackathon to help identify other innovations that will create the world’s most accessible, autonomous vehicle.

Date: Friday, January 6th, 1:30pm – 2:15pm

Speakers: Steve Ewell – Executive Director, CTA Foundation, Gina O’Connell – Director of Labs, GM of Las Vegas Local Motors, Rashid Davis - PTECH, Bret Greenstein – Vice President, IBM Watson IoT, Drew LaHart – Head of IBM Accessibility Competency

Moderator: Soledad O’Brien

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Connector, Room S228

IBM Featured Speakers

Bret Greenstein

Artificial Intelligence: Real Business Opportunities

Bret Greenstein Vice President, IBM Watson Internet of Things
Thursday, January 5, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center N256

Ruoyi Zhou

Why Accessibility Matters to Tech Leaders

Ruoyi Zhou, Director, Accessibility Research
Thursday, January 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N261

Andrew LaHart

Self-driving Cars will Aid Independent Living

Andrew LaHart, IBM Accessibility Research, Head of Accessibility Competency
Friday, January 6, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N258

Dan Ricci

Redefining the Automotive Infotainment Experience

Dan Ricci, Global Automotive Leader
Friday, January 6, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center N258

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