This morning on the IBM InterConnect stage, IBM general manager for the IBM Watson Solutions organization, Manoj Saxena, explained to the gathered audience in Singapore how IBM has taken Watson out of its Jeopardy! TV show playground and put it to work!
IBM General Manager of Watson Solutions Manoj Saxena is responsible for the commercialization efforts of IBM's Watson technology globally.
I last discussed Watson with Manoj this past April at the IBM Impact event, when Watson had just matriculated into the workforce, getting jobs in both the healthcare and financial services industries.
During our interview yesterday here at IBM InterConnect, Manoj and I conducted a midyear performance review for Watson, and the evaluation was overwhelmingly positive -- Watson will continue to stay gainfully employed, but as with any cutting-edge technology, there are always areas for improvement.
We discussed all of this, and how Manoj's team has made Watson smaller and smarter, during our interview here in Singapore. Manoj also explained how Watson has really become a demonstrable example of "one of the most dramatic shifts we're going to see in our lifetimes," the shift from transactional to cognitive computing.
You can view the interview here.