By 26 April 2017 | Categories: Misc



Organizations in the UAE are foreseeing and already benefiting from IBM’s evidence-based and machine learning solutions, with all sectors set to be transformed through innovative applications of IBM Watson technology.

Cognit, the joint venture established between Mubadala and IBM Watson to be the exclusive provider of Watson technology in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, aims to foster a regional ecosystem of entrepreneurs, start-ups and app developers that will be able to harness Watson capabilities to develop pioneering ideas.

Supporting their vision of enabling a new wave of unique services offered to MENA, Cognit is hosting a ‘Build with Watson’ Workshop on 1st May, 2017.

Experienced developers, those new to code or line of business users are being invited to the IPIC Building in Abu Dhabi, home to Cognit’s new regional headquarters, to contribute in a full-day workshop that is designed to encourage the cultivation of innovative thinking, whilst harnessing Watson’s ground-breaking and disruptive technology.

Amal Al Jabri, General Manager, Cognit, commentedCognit aspires to incite talent and reinforce the development of technology skill-sets that will further the diversification of the UAE’s economy. Developers and entrepreneurs from across the region are encouraged to attend and be immersed in a full day of cognitive computing education.  Participants will have their ideas reviewed by Cognit and IBM Watson Subject Matter Experts for timeline, insights and tips to achieve “user-centric” success. I look forward to welcoming these talented individuals.”

Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience building out their ideas using IBM’s Design Thinking, the company’s approach to applying design thinking at the speed and scale today’s modern enterprises demand.  

Selected inventive solutions will be provided marketing support and global exposure on IBM Marketplace and accolades on IBM’s digital channels and events.

Previous editions of the cutting-edge workshop have delivered successful sessions to over 150 business partners world-wide.

Those interested in attending should register themselves here.



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