IBM Watson Build is a global initiative designed to accelerate and demonstrate the adoption of IBM Watson technologies and encourage the development, demonstration and implementation of the best global solutions based on artificial intelligence and Cloud.
During the application phase, more than 250 solutions from all over Europe were submitted and evaluated, and only 32 solutions from 15 countries were cleared for the final. We were the only Portuguese company selected to the last challenge of the European competition. In the final, which took place on 28 and 29 November in Barcelona, won the first place in the competition.
After several phases, in the final we presented the solution to a group of international judges and senior IBM global managers. The solution presented by CEB brings a new and disruptive approach to fire prevention and detection systems for forests and industries, making use of the latest IBM technologies for Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analysis, applicable in the global market and with an ambition to come to be the world reference in this field of particular interest in the current climate change framework that we are experiencing today.
As the continent winner, we will be present at the Watson Build Global Final to represent Europe in San Francisco on February 10, 2019, where it will compete against six other winners from other continents. The big winner will be announced during the IBM PartnerWorld – Think 2019 plenary session.