Nicky is the EMEA Technical Presales for IBM Watson Health. He has a focus on the conception, design and validation of solutions to a variety of challenges in the complete healthcare ecosystem, including start-ups. Next to eHealth and Big Data, he is an expert on the application of IBM’s Watson platforms to Health, Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Before this role he was the Benelux Technical Leader for Healthcare & Life Sciences. From 2010 to 2014, Nicky was the vendor co-chair of IHE Netherlands (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), in which capacity he contributed to coordinated use of standards in The Netherlands for regional and national exchange of healthcare information.
He has been a guest-lecturer at a number of universities. Nicky holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics, which he earned form the Univ. of Amsterdam.
Watson, beyond the Jeopardy Game
It has been almost 7 years that IBM’s Watson defeated the best Jeopardy players. Today Watson has evolved into the AI platform for business that helps people around the world and across industries with their digital transformation, navigating and understanding the digital world.
The first industry Watson was applied to was Healthcare & Life Sciences. This talk will give a brief overview what is behind Watson and how it provides hope and improves lives by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and cognitive insights.