LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IBM InterConnect 2015–Cognitive Scale today announced the first standards based industry and process centric cognitive cloud applications that will run on the IBM Bluemix platform. The announcement was made at IBM’s largest conference, IBM InterConnect 2015, which has attracted an audience of 20,000 business and IT decision makers, influencers and subject matter experts.
Cognitive clouds are the next evolution of cloud computing and a new class of data interpretation and learning systems that accelerate the development of cognitive applications. Cognitive clouds weave insights and advice in the fabric of business and daily life while learning continuously from user engagement and multi-structured data interactions.
In addition to being available on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, today Cognitive Scale is opening up its cognitive cloud platform to support IBM Bluemix, an open standards-based cloud platform for building, managing, and running applications of all types.
Cognitive Scale’s domain optimized cognitive clouds contain billions of insights across key industries and business processes. These patent-pending cognitive clouds work with multi-structured and industry specific data, including unstructured or “dark data” found in public datasets, databases, blogs, emails, social media, and images. Their ability to extract and uncover semantic patterns from untapped data sources across the Web and on mobile devices results in personalized, contextualized and actionable cognitive insights. Cognitive Scale is also a strategic IBM Watson ecosystem partner and uses IBM Watson services in select industry solutions.
“Businesses struggle to gain insight from their massive pools of data because they are presented with inconsistent or incomplete data sets that lack the ability to think, learn and contextualize information. While public clouds address part of these problems, they create more challenges such as security, compliance and performance issues,” said Matt Sanchez, founder and chief technology officer, Cognitive Scale. “Running Cognitive Scale’s cognitive clouds on the IBM Bluemix platform, customers are assured that these issues are non-existent. Then, by including cognitive insight in their applications and business processes, they can effectively use information to drive business results.”
Cognitive Industry Clouds Transform Healthcare, Retail and Financial Services
Each industry has unique data, knowledge, language, challenges and opportunities. Cognitive Scale’s industry optimized cognitive clouds contain knowledge graphs, models, data enrichments, and insight generators. These accelerate the creation of vertical specific cognitive applications that weave insights and advice into business processes and applications.
Cognitive Scale’s cognitive clouds for healthcare bring together information from public, private, social, and device sources and securely integrates this data, along with patient information, which results in more personalized care. It also transforms healthcare from being a costly and reactive way to fight disease to a cost efficient and proactive way to prevent illness and promote wellness.
In retail, cognitive clouds create a personalized shopping experience by presenting the right offers at the right time to the right customer based on intuiting the shopper’s needs through observing onsite and social behavior, and learning from expressed interests and preferences.
When it comes to financial services, cognitive computing addresses a variety of needs from personal advising to detecting potential fraud.
Cognitive Process Clouds drive Digital Process Optimization
Businesses may be data rich, but are challenged to effectively use first and third party information within the context of their processes. Cognitive Scale’s cognitive process clouds are built on open standards and weave insights and advice in context by sifting through both structured data and dark data. This intelligence helps decision makers make real time decisions, thus making business processes smarter, agile and self optimizing.
Cognitive process clouds provide value to horizontal business processes such as employee service desks, human resources, billing, and procurement, for example. Cognitive insights enable businesses to better understand the thousands, if not millions, of businesses processes transacted throughout their companies every day. This insight transforms business processes, which boosts productivity, improves customer satisfaction, and results in cost savings.
Cognitive Scale’s cognitive clouds offer complete transparency while maintaining security and data sovereignty. The massively portable clouds can be created in 10 seconds, deliver a cognitive app in 10 hours based on Cognitive Scale’s curated insights, and customize the app using customer data within 10 days.
Additionally, its search capabilities deliver insight that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Its ability to understand natural language, continuously learn with every user interaction, offer personalized recommendations, and support e-commerce further increases its value over time.
Cognitive Clouds in Action at IBM InterConnect
Cognitive Scale has been selected by IBM to discuss and demonstrate the value of industry cognitive clouds on Bluemix at the conference keynote and special sessions during the conference.
Specifically, Cognitive Scale Founder and Chief Technology Officer Matt Sanchez will present, “Leveraging IBM Bluemix to Deliver Next Generation Cognitive Applications.”
Attendees visiting the IBM Bluemix Zone and the IBM Watson Cloud Business Application Zone can see a video and product demonstration of the Cognitive Scale industry cognitive clouds. Also, Cognitive Scale will be demonstrating its capabilities at Booth #205.