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Unproductive meetings have reached epidemic status in America.
Bain & Company, using analytics tools from VoloMetrix, examined the time budgeting of several large corporations. The research found that big U.S. companies are wasting millions of dollars on unproductive hours. For one business in the study, management meetings “ate up” about 300,000 hours, or the equivalent of one executive working full-time for 144 years.
SAN FRANCISCO — IBM’s Watson supercomputer is coming to San Francisco to do more business with Silicon Valley startups.
The company will be opening a new cognitive computing hub for Watson, called Watson West, next year in San Francisco. IBM’s Senior Vice President Mike Rhodin announced the news during an event in San Francisco Thursday
The goal of the center is to make it easier for local developers, startups and venture capitalists to tap into Watson’s cognitive computing abilities
As IBM continues to expand its Watson business, opening up an official Bay Area presence represents a big opportunity for the company. Rhodin noted that there are already many startups whose products rely on Watson’s technology.One fantasy sports startup, called Edge Up Sports, for instance, uses Watson APIs to help users make decisions for their fantasy teams Read more…