Boston Healthcare SIG - Dan Cerutti, VP Watson Commercialization at IBM
This Healthcare Shared Interest Group brings together alumni seeking to network, engage in stimulating discussion, and deepen their knowledge about healthcare issues.
"Milestones in Healthcare DeepQA"
Dan Cerutti, VP Watson Commercialization at IBM
IBM Watson's ability to analyze
the meaning and context of human language, and quickly process vast amounts of
information to suggest options targeted to a patient's circumstances, can
assist decision makers, such as physicians and nurses, in identifying the best
and most effective courses of treatment for their patients. In less than 3
seconds, Watson can sift through the equivalent of about 200 million pages,
analyze the information, and provide precise responses. With medical
information doubling every 5 years the need for advanced health analytic
systems has never been greater. Watson is expected to serve as a powerful ally
to the physician's goal of improving patient care through the delivery of up- to-date,
evidence-based health care.
Please join Mr. Cerutti, in a
conversation on IBM's efforts to bring Watson capabilities to healthcare.
closes at 12:00 noon ET in Wednesday, March 13
Membership and $20 fee is required.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
- 6:45 pm: Dinner & Networking
6:45 - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Discussion
7:30 - 8:15 pm: Roundtable Discussions
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Summary & Wrap-up
IBM Innovation Center
404 Wyman Street, NORTH Entrance
Waltham, MA 02454
Free on site
VP Watson Commercialization at IBM
Dan Cerutti is responsible for the IBM Watson for
Healthcare cross-industry initiative. Dan led the start up effort within IBM to commercialize
the Watson DeepQA / Jeopardy! technologies and remains deeply involved in the
Watson technology development and commercialization efforts across all
Mr. Cerutti was previously GM of IBM Smart Business, a
brand of solutions for small and medium sized organizations sold by business
partners. Dan was also GM of IP
Licensing, responsible for all patent and software technology related IP
transactions across the company.
Dan has been involved in leading edge technologies and new IT businesses
for 25 years, including intimate involvement in the formation and growth of a
Dan was CEO of Cylant, a security technology company sold
to Reflex Security; the founder and CEO of Veridiem, a marketing analytics
company sold to SAS; and the founder and CEO of Amulet, an Internet pioneer
that created an automated research service called InfoWizard that debuted in 1995. Earlier in his career, Dan’s positions included VP Work
Management Products at Wang, Director of Multimedia Technology at IBM, and the
first AIX RS/6000 System Manager at IBM.
He holds computer science degrees from Harvard College and
Syracuse University, and is the author of a McGraw-Hill textbook titled Distributed
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Innovation Center. In particular, this includes Joe Perry, USA East Region
& Canada, Regional Innovation Center Manager and Mehjabin Kapasi, Planning
& Delivery Manager - IIC Waltham. It is our goal to develop a sustaining
relationship between HBS Alumni Associations and IBM.