Putting IBM Watson to Work
Friday, April 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
Chris Wicher, IBM Vice President of Watson Solution Assurance
Chris Wicher is currently the Vice President of Assurance for Watson Solutions at IBM, responsible for the successful design and deployment of Solutions powered by IBM Watson. Mr. Wicher received a B.S. (Math) from the University of Santa Clara, M.A. (Math) from U.C.L.A., and a MBA from University of Santa Clara. After hiring into IBM in the Programming Systems unit, Mr. Wicher held a variety of development management jobs across a wide range of IBM Software Group technology areas and IBM development labs, including Bethesda (leading development of artificial intelligence technology), and Director of the IBM Software Group RTP development lab (leading the original development of WebSphere). Mr. Wicher is a member of several national societies, including Pi Mu Epsilon (Math), Beta Gamma Sigma (Business), and ASQ, as well as the author of 12 patent filings (in the area of technology in WebSphere and Express product design).