IBM’s Watson Build is a global initiative designed to accelerate Business Partners’ adoption of Watson and encourage the development of AI solutions on IBM Cloud. Through the initiative, partners will get the opportunity to work with IBM experts, access to rich learning resources, and receive Watson and Cloud services credits to apply to their build.
Through Watson Build, IBM’s goals are to help partners:
- Dream up an AI concept that leverage their IP and create a business plan detailing the solution strategy.
- Build a prototype on IBM Cloud with the support of technology credits and IBM technical expertise. Plus, partners will have the opportunity to pitch their solution to be named a Watson Build Geography Champion!
- Showcase their solution in front of industry leaders and more at IBM PartnerWorld 2019.
Watson Build is available in all geographies. For the purposes of Watson Build, geography is defined as seven (7) geographic regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, Greater China Group, Japan, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and North America.
IBM has formed relationships known as Joint Alliances with several companies to exclusively market Watson Solutions in designated countries. Should your solution include marketing your Watson Build application in the following countries, or if your company has locations in one of these countries, please contact IBM at email@example.com for further information: Korea, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria and Libya, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
To terminate participation in the initiative, send your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your desire to terminate participation. All technology credits left as part of the program will be forfeited.
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