IBM opens Watson center in Singapore

IBM launches Watson Centre at Marina Bay, Singapore
IBM has opened its Watson technology center in Singapore to assist in the commercialization of solutions based on cognitive computing and blockchain.

IBM said the Watson Centre at Marina Bay in Singapore will be an incubator designed to bring together organizations, business partners and IBM experts to co-create business solutions that leverage IBM’s cognitive, blockchain and design capabilities.

As part of this investment program, Watson Centre at Marina Bay will offer expertise for almost 5,000 IBM cognitive solutions professionals in the Asia Pacific region. Researchers, IBM Watson specialists, data scientists, software engineers, agile developers and analytics experts will gain from this investment from IBM.

It will offer education, hackathons, and customized workshops for innovators including software companies, startups, developers and systems integrators.

“Watson and blockchain are two technologies that will rapidly change the way we live and work, and our clients in Asia Pacific are eager to lead the way in envisioning and creating that future,” said Randy Walker, chairman and CEO of IBM Asia Pacific.

IBM has also shared how enterprises in the Asia Pacific region is investing in its Watson technology.

For instance, DBS Bank, a financial services group in Asia, will work with Watson Centre at Marina Bay to develop new use cases based on disruptive technologies, and to assist in its strategy to support FinTech startups in the region.

This apart, Parkway Pantai, a private healthcare group in Asia, is working with IBM to enhance the quality of patient care and improve patient outcomes in its intensive care units at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.

ZUMATA Technologies, a supplier of hotel inventory services to online travel companies, is using IBM Watson to enable personalized experience for hotel recommendations.