SOSCIP IBM Watson Information Sessions

Thursday October 26, 2017 11:00am to 1:00pm
SOSCIP - MaRS West Tower, Suite 1140, 661 University Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 1M1


The Queen's University Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC), SOSCIP and IBM are hosting SOSCIP IBM Watson Lunch & Learn sessions, open to all members of the SOSCIP community.

Through SOSCIP, researchers and their industry partners can access IBM Watson tools and technologies for use in their collaborative R&D projects.  Watson uses natural language process and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data. With Watson, researchers can build cognitive applications for language, vision, speech and data insights. 

Access and support for SOSCIP researchers to IBM Watson is managed, supported and maintained at the Queen’s University Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) Cognitive Analytics Hub. The Hub provides knowledgeable developers who are experienced with the IBM Watson APIs and other elements of the IBM Bluemix offerings. Through the Hub, researchers have access to a wide range of cognitive technologies, support and training to quickly and securely build smart applications.

These Lunch & Learn sessions (complimentary lunch provided) will highlight how researchers can harness the power of cognitive computing through the SOSCIP IBM Watson platform, introduce you to the SOSCIP collaborative research project model, and equip researchers with the tools and support required to drive a successful SOSCIP IBM Watson research project.


  • Sarmad Ibrahim, Technical Evangelist, National Innovation Team, IBM Canada
  • John Whitnall, Project Executive, Research and Development Centre, IBM Canada
  • Ken Edgecombe, Chief Technology Officer, Centre for Advanced Computing, Queen’s University
  • Patrick Martin, Professor, School of Computing, Queen’s University
  • Andrew Jones, Industry-Academic Development Officer & Team Lead, Watson, SOSCIP
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