IGNITE your ... Business with cognitive computing "IBM Watson"

IGNITE your ... Business with cognitive computing "IBM Watson"

Wed 19th November 2014

IGNITE your.... Businesses with IBM Watson

What is Watson and should you care?  - With the explosion in data from numerous new sources, professionals from almost every walk of life are saying it is becoming impossible to keep up and stay abreast of the latest developments.  Existing computing systems are unable to help them and they need new tools and technologies to survive and prosper in this new world.

“Why the world needs Watson"

It will inspire you with a clearer understanding of how IBM Watson can propel your business to a new level. Give you a tangible feel for how IBM will partner with you, from inception through go-to-market and beyond to help you make money. Growth through new revenue opportunities and reach to new clients.

Presenter – Paul Fryer, IBM's European Leader for Academic Initiative. Paul leads IBM's Academic Initiative which works with leading academic institutions across Europe to help and encourage the use of the latest technologies on academic courses. 

IGNITE your.... Cleantech Industry

Presenter – Steve Sharp, Advisor for the GROW Offshore wind programme, will be presenting on:

“GROW Offshore wind and Fit for Nuclear funding programmes"

GROW can provide up to £500,000 of funding to help you supply the rapidly expanding offshore wind market. The funding can be used to help your business bid for contracts, enhance your capability, develop your products and services, meet the standards and extend into operations and maintenance.

Fit For Nuclear, Fit For Nuclear (F4N) is a unique service to help UK manufacturing companies get ready to bid for work in the civil nuclear supply chain. F4N lets companies measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.
 
IGNITE your…. Environmental Projects

Presenter – Trevor Thorogood, advisor of E-iNEt at WSX Enterprise, will be presenting on:

“How to access to European Regional Development Fund and E-iNEt”

The Environmental Innovation Network (E-iNet) is an ERDF funded programme focused on the  needs of small and medium sized enterprises in the South East of England. The E-iNet provides access to  the specialist resources of collaborating Universities and industry networks, enabling businesses to create or improve products and services, to exploit new market niches and to grow. It can fund up to 20 hours of academic input for an environmental project.

Networking opportunity will follow.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Finish at 20.00