Congratulations b.digital - Blueit Group from Europe on being named the IBM Watson Build Global Champion

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.

Imagine it.

February 14 - May 30, 2017

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.

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Build it.

June 19 - October 1, 2017

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.

Compete.

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.

BondEValue

BondEValue presents their application that screens news text and provides relevant metrics and sentiment analysis around information that might impact bond prices.

Busca.Legal – Systax

Systax pitches their newly created service that helps answer corporate tax questions, speed compliance processes around tax obligations and reduce costs.

Elinar

Elinar has created a solution that makes GDPR data discovery easy, simple and accessible.

HNA Technology Group Co., Ltd. Research Institute

HNA discusses their maritime shipping platform that helps simplify and speed the handling of shipping containers.

Kilroy Blockchain

Kilroy Blockchain created an interactive mobile experience that supports the blind and visually impaired with real-time geolocation and audio descriptions.

SenzIT Solutions

SenzIT showcases an integrated software solution that captures, archives and analyzes live proceedings from police stations and courtrooms.

T.D.I.CO., LTD

TDI showcases their solution, Smart Zoo, an application that enhances the zoo experience.

Learn more about the Business Partners and their solutions from the different regions the competiton was held: