Congratulations b.digital - Blueit Group from Europe on being named the IBM Watson Build Global Champion with your winning solution, BioBot Guard, which helps farmers prevent, identify and fight against the parasite that threatens potato cultivation.
Congratulations to our 8 Business Partner Watson Build Finalists
In this phase, our Business Partners imagined a cognitive solution they could build and bring to market. IBM supported our Business Partners in crafting a business plan for their proposed solutions. To begin, our partners used our online resources and attended one of our hands-on workshops, led by IBM Watson experts, to gain the skills they needed to build. All solutions had to have relevance to customers, measurable market value, and uses Watson Developer Cloud APIs.
Over 400 entries were submitted and judged. Selected ideas moved to the 'build phase' of our challenge where our partners gained free access to development tools, access to business mentors and cognitive specialists who helped them bring each concept to life as a working prototype.
To help bring each prototype to life, each partner gained access to IBM tools like IBM Cloud, Watson APIs, Watson Content Hub and more.
October 2 - November 2, 2017
In the compete round, a panel of judges reviewed each submitted prototype and seven Geography Champions were announced, along with one wildcard champion. These eight winners attended an in-person judging event in New York City where they pitched their product to a judging panel in an effort to take home the grand prize.
The Watson Build Global Championship
The Watson Build Global Championship was held on November 2 at the Metropolitan West in New York City, NY.
Our 8 Business Partner finalists pitched their cognitive prototypes and answered questions from our judges.
Watson Build Finalist Presentations
b.digital - Blueit Group
B.digital presents their winning solution, BioBot Guard, which helps farmers prevent, identify and fight against the parasite that threatens potato cultivation.