More Than You Think You Know: Analyzing the Data That’s Around Us

John B. Gordon, Director of Strategy & Product Management, IBM Watson Solutions

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

The role of analytics is coming into much clearer focus as organizations face an overwhelming volume of data from billions of new and diverse sources, including text and multimedia, and structured and unstructured data at rest and in motion. This is creating new complexities for leaders across industries. ?These complexities are ushering in a new era of computing, one that requires business outcomes that are insight-driven, solutions that are more intelligent, and technology designed to be more cognitive.

John Gordon will discuss not only the data that we can mine, but also how we can start to leverage data in new ways to solve specific organizational, environmental and societal challenges.

John Gordon is the Director of Strategy and Product Management for IBM's new Watson Solutions Division. He is responsible for developing the end-to-end business model for transforming the innovations created by IBM Watson into a strategic set of industry solutions. His focus areas include solution prioritization, value creation and value capture, business development for solution content, and requirements management for the Watson core technology.

Prior to this role, Gordon held a number of executive strategy, market management, and business development positions within IBM. He joined the IT industry more than 17 years ago and has consistently helped global clients enhance their performance and results by leveraging innovative technology. John holds undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and has an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, John is a certified SOA architect with a foundational certification in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards, and is a co-author of a Harvard Business School case on value-in-use solution pricing.