Where’s Watson: New Expectations for Cognitive Computing

John Kelly, IBM

John Kelly, SVP, Solutions Portfolio and Research, IBM in discussion with MIT Technology Review's David Rotman.

John Kelly, Senior Vice President, Solutions Portfolio and Research, IBM

Dr. John E. Kelly III is senior vice president for solutions portfolio and research with IBM. His portfolio includes IBM Analytics, IBM Commerce, IBM Security, and IBM Watson, as well as IBM Research and the company’s intellectual-property team. He also oversees the development of units devoted to serving clients in specific industries, beginning with the April 2015 launch of IBM Watson Health. Dr. Kelly was most recently senior vice president and director of IBM Research. Most notably, he and his team were responsible for advancing the science of cognitive computing through his support for Watson, the groundbreaking system that defeated two standing Jeopardy! world champions in 2011.


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