Rustam Minnikhanov visits IBM’s Watson Internet of Things headquarters

19 September 2017, Tuesday

On September 19, during his working visit to the capital of Bavaria, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov visited IBM’s Watson Internet of Things headquarters in Munich.

Senior Vice President of IBM Bruno Di Leo could not attend the meeting personally, therefore he recorded a video message to welcome Minnikhanov and members of Tatarstan delegation at Watson IoT headquarters and to express his hope for further fruitful cooperation.

Vice President of Watson IoT Global Ecosystem Niklaus Waser and Head of IBM Industrial Solutions in Central and Eastern Europe Alexey Anikin briefly told Minnikhanov about the history of the IBM corporation’s strategic area - IBM Watson Internet of Things. Opened in 2015, IBM's Watson Internet of Things is a cognitive system used to analyze a vast amount of diverse information. IBM Watson is a powerful computing system, which is embedded with the technology of artificial intelligence.

Minnikhanov was demonstrated IBM company’s cases with the use of cognitive technologies, including solutions for the industrial sector, agriculture and healthcare. In the automotive laboratory Minnikhanov was presented the disassembled BMW i8 with a visual demonstration of various sensors and cognitive support systems for driving.

Summing up the presentations, Rustam Minnikhanov noted that such technologies are very important for the whole world. In particular, such cognitive technologies would be useful for agriculture in Tatarstan, he said. 

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