IBM Watson wants to meet startups and tech companies in Amsterdam!

The IBM Watson team from Astor Place, New York is coming to the Netherlands on September 25th to meet and recruit startups and tech companies for the “Watson Ecosystem Partner Program” during Capital Week in Amsterdam.

What is Watson
In 2011, IBM Watson defeated the best “Jeopardy!” players in the world during a live television show. Watson was able to interpret natural language, evaluate possible answers by considering the context, analyse structured and unstructured data, learn, reason and make decisions using cognitive technologies and machine learning algorithms. Since then, IBM Watson technology is helping businesses of all sizes to tackle challenges in every industry – from retail and eCommerce to healthcare and financial services. Now, the Watson capabilities are available as APIs which can be access by developers via the IBM Bluemix cloud platform. Many entrepreneurs, such as Elemental Path, GenieMD, WayBlazer and Welltok already developed solutions “Powered by Watson” but now Watson is coming to Amsterdam to meet and recruit startups and entrepreneurs for the Watson Ecosystem program in the Netherlands.

Tell the Watson team about  your idea
We invite you to come and pitch for the IBM Watson team from New York during Capital Week in Amsterdam on the 25th of September. Tell us about your idea and discuss with Watson specialists how cognitive technologies could power your business.

Participants will be asked to deliver a use case that leverages the power of Watson to solve your industry’s toughest challenges. The Watson team will select 10 companies to pitch out of all registrations, afterwards the winner will become the Watson Ecosystem launch partner in The Netherlands and will be invited to participate in the IBM Watson Ecosystem partner program and benefit from help and support from the Watson team to further develop their idea and to make it a reality.

The IBM Watson Ecosystem
The IBM Watson Ecosystem program provides Watson cognitive technology to entrepreneurial organizations working to solve their industry’s toughest challenges. Whether building a business from the ground up or creating a “Powered by Watson” product or app, Watson Ecosystem partners immediately tap into the support and capabilities offered by the IBM and IBM’s ecosystem.

With Watson’s cognitive services, partners can make more intelligent product recommendations to online consumers, better respond to customer questions or identify relationships in unstructured medical data. IBM Watson business and technical architects are there from the start to help support use case ideation, develop compelling business cases, and advocate within IBM’s extensive seller network.

Watson Ecosystem partners not only have access to IBM support, but they also have a direct line to a broad community of like-minded peers. In addition to content and talent providers, partners have the opportunity to collaborate with renewed Watson researchers and technologists developing the next generation of cognitive technologies.

Are you ready to build the next disruptive cognitive computing solution? If so, the Watson team wants to meet you! Register today by informing us about your company and idea. The deadline to submit the application is September 18th, 2015.

Want to join the event without pitching? You can. Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet the IBM Watson executives during the 2015 Amsterdam Capital Week! We have free tickets available to join the pitch contest and network event, organized together with Startupbootcamp and B. During the event you have the opportunity to taste te recipies by Chef Watson and to get roasted by New York VC's. Register here.