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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.



Registration closes at 12:00 noon ET in Wednesday, March 13

HBSHAA Membership and $20 fee is required.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013


6:00 - 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


Speaker Biography

Dan Cerutti, 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 markets.

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 dozen businesses.

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 Computing Environments.


Guest Policy for Healthcare SIG Meetings:

* Guests must not be eligible for membership
* President's Club Members may attend with two (2) guests
* Other Members may attend with one (1) guest
* Cost is $20 per guest and s/he must attend with a member


With Thanks

We appreciate the support and collaboration provided by IBM and the staff of the IBM 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.

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