This week, my intern cohort had the opportunity to attend the Watson Health Experience Tour, where an IBMer walked us through a real-time simulation of Watson Health and took us through a technical demonstration of what exactly happens in the backend of Watson Health, and what value propositions Watson Health could provide for hospitals, patients, and doctors, including patient’s families. I enjoyed the real-time presentation performed by the IBMer because I could tell that she was extremely prepared and because her presentation seemed unscripted, but also purposeful. Having given multiple presentations throughout the internship, I had a great deal of respect with the quality of her presentation.
It was also nice to see the client value of the presentation. Putting myself in the shoes of a stakeholder in the health industry, Watson Health would be hugely beneficial to my bottom line, my patient’s lives, as well as the professional efficiency of my doctors. I enjoyed that IBM provides opportunities like these where interns can witness both a stellar presentation given by a fellow IBMer as well as experience from the client’s side a technical demo.
Experiences like these, seeing how innovative IBM is becoming within the health and technology industry, inspires me to return as a full-time IBMer in the near future post-graduation.