Mike Wilcox | Devoxx US

Mike Wilcox
Mike Wilcox

From IBM

Mike is currently a member of the Watson Health technical architecture team. This ‘senior level’ team has the mission to drive a common architecture across the umbrella of Watson Healthcare solutions and acquisitions, while supporting agile software development. Mike has focused on PaaS, ‘big data’ analytics, API Management, DevOps automation, 'high availability' infrastructural design and Healthcare terminology. Mike also has been a technical member evaluating acquisition candidates for Watson Health.

After obtaining a Master's in Electrical Engineering, Mike gained his IT experience by designing and customizing IT solutions for some of largest corporations in the US during some of the fastest growing periods in IT history.

Mike has shared his technical knowledge via mentoring, chalk talks and speaking engagements to clients across the USA as well as in France, Ireland, Portugal, Australia and Austria.

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Bits, Bytes and Brains - Where Watson Is and Where its going?


Watson has come a long way since the Jeopardy! win in 2011 and the journey continues. As IBM has emerged as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company, Watson has evolved into the cognitive platform for IBM. In the early days of Watson, many of our solutions were both on-premise and monolithic in nature. This had to change. We've embarked on a journey towards a more nimble microservice architecture with a continuous delivery model. We would like to share with you a microcosm of our journey in the evolution of NLP (Natural Language Processing) microservices and applying them to Healthcare. What problems have we solved? What benefits have we seen? What are the challenges ahead?

We will demonstrate an analytic NLP Pipeline, with ability to define sequential or asynchronous analytic flows, and the ability to configure the behavior of an analytic, the NLP pipeline service is a key component of our adaptable NLP service strategy within Watson Health.

We will work our way from NLP microservices to their use in our Watson for Oncology offering, demonstrating the pluggable architecture we have built for Watson Health

Please join us and connect with us at the conference.