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Meet the Speaker: 
Terry Saunders, IBM

Session: Architecting Our Future with Algorithms, AI, AR, Cognitive and Big Data. Who Does What in a New World of Machines?

 

SPEAKER

Terry Saunders, Worldwide Utilities Industry Leader, IBM

Terry is responsible for world-wide market share growth of asset and work management solutions in Utilities: generation, transmission and distribution for electric, gas, and water.

He works with design architects, development, support, and our customers and business partners to manage strategy of the Maximo for Utilities Industry solutions. Terry began work with Maximo in 1997 and had previously worked in generation, substation, transmission and distribution as well as chemicals, petroleum, refining, mining, food processing, and manufacturing.

He held senior roles in product development, business development and industry marketing for MRO Software and PSDI. Terry has a Master of Science degree in Innovation & Technology from Boston University, 2010  and an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota, USA.

 
 

SESSION

Architecting Our Future with Algorithms, AI, AR, Cognitive and Big Data. Who Does What in a New World of Machines?

Terry Saunders, Worldwide Utilities Industry Leader, IBM

Cognitive, AI capabilities and Augmented Reality for Asset and Work Management show incredible promise for: visual analytics for helicopter patrols, drone inspections; extending the asset registry using Blockchain for smart contract governance; and cognitive analytics for decision support and wearables for safety insights. Learn what is being done and the possibilities as Watson becomes more embedded in solving our business challenges.

 

LESSONS LEARNED

  • How to support the transition of the aging workforce to an engaging workforce
  • How to assess risks on aging infrastructure for life extension or replacement
  • How machines and humans will collaborate

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