Somesh Nigam, PhD

November 15, 2016
The Global Operations Conference has announced its keynote address and speaker line up for the event bringing together technology leaders from across the United States and a wide-range of industries to offer insights into how they use operations to propel their businesses to new heights and redefine the competitive landscape.
This year’s visionary keynote address will be given by Somesh Nigam, leading IBM as the Vice President, Chief Data Office, Information & Data Governance and Healthcare Informatics.
He is scheduled to speak Thursday, December 1 from 7-9 pm.
Keynote abstract

Data used to be considered exhaust within enterprises – something to expel and get rid of.  We are now seeing data as a “new currency” - companies see the value in using data in better ways. At IBM, data strategy is focused on becoming a cognitive business – infusing cognition throughout all of our business processes.

The keynote will discuss IBM’s view of cognition together with cutting edge examples of cognitive-driven offerings – both, those in market today, and a vision on what’s to come in the future. Cognitive systems are trained to be experts and trained to interact naturally with humans to explain their reasoning, enabling the human to make the final decision. Cognitive processes are expected to dramatically transform Operations within and across enterprises. 

Potential applications in Contracting, Supply Chain Management, Sales and Marketing, Risk Management and Consumer Experience will be discussed.

Speaker Bio

Somesh Nigam, PhD, joined IBM as the Vice President of Information & Data Governance and Health Informatics in the Global Chief Data Office, in early 2016. In this position, Somesh plays a key role in driving IBM's overarching mission to establish Data as the foundation of Cognitive Business. He holds a Ph.D. and a master of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.

View speaker line up and register here.

About the Global Operations Conference

The Global Operations Conference (GOC) is an annual event organized by the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The main objective of the GOC is to bring together global leaders in industry and academia to share, debate and strategize to advance the worldwide practice of operations.

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