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USA Cycling Olympic Medal Performance enabled by Watson IoT

22 Jun 2017
10:30 - 10:55
Room B

USA Cycling Olympic Medal Performance enabled by Watson IoT

Session Abstract:

USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit team was ranked 5th in the world 11 months before the Rio Olympics, yet through smart training augmented by state of the art equipment and real-time analytics, Gold World Championship and Silver Olympic Medals soon followed. Come hear the USA Cycling Olympic journey leveraging an IBM jStart developed training solution.The result: A solution that embraced Mobile, Watson IoTand Spark Streaming to significantly contribute to an unprecedented 4.5% improved performance to take home a World Championship and Rio Olympic success.

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Ed Elze
Program Director
 – IBM jStart at IBM

As head of the IBM jStart team (ibm.com/jstart), Ed has engaged with clients seeking first mover advantage with technology initiatives prior to commercialization with the objective of validating the business value, prioritizing requirements, and providing reference examples. Ed and the team have applied this model with every major IBM and industry technology initiative over the past 20 years, from Java to Web 2.0 to big data to machine learning. More recently, Ed and the jStart team have jumped into the IoT world, applying cloud, sensors, and analytic technologies to the world of elite athlete performance, providing real time training feedback to USOC related teams such as USA Cycling and US Speedskating.

Session Tags

End-User, Enterprise, Small / Medium Enterprise

Internet of Things, IoT, Analytics, Mobile, Cloud, Machine Learning

CxO, VP / Director, Middle Management, Technical, Business Line Management, Operations

Expert, Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner



Industrials, Healthcare

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