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Gobble Gobble! Get your Turkey Recipe Here! #cognitive power at play! #ibm

Yes, I am going to cook a Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Yeast Rolls, and to die for chocolate killer brownie cake!

But also I am trying tomorrow the Watson recommended appetizer !!!

Turkey Meatballs with Tomato-Hard Cider Sauce

Tomato-Hard Cider Sauce
Makes sauce for 18 meatballs
5 slices bacon (about 4 oz), finely diced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

1 medium onion (about 6 oz), peeled and diced

14 oz canned chopped tomatoes

Salt, to taste

Ground black pepper, to taste

1 tsp lemon zest

Minced leaves from 2 sprigs oregano

14 fl. oz hard cider

1 tbsp sugar
In a pan over medium heat, sauté the bacon until brown. Add the garlic and onion, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the canned tomatoes, then season with salt and pepper, and add the lemon zest and oregano. Bring to a boil. Mix in the hard cider and sugar, adjust the seasoning, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Coarsely blend the sauce using a hand blender, and reserve.

Turkey Meatballs
Makes 18 meatballs
1 lb ground turkey

1 egg, beaten

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced

2 oz white mushrooms, finely diced

2 oz kale, finely diced

2 oz Swiss cheese, finely diced

0.5 oz panko breadcrumbs

2 oz hard cider

Leaves from 2 sprigs oregano, chopped
½ tsp ground cumin

Salt, to taste

Ground black pepper, to taste

Heat the oven to 500 F. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure the mixture is generously seasoned. Scoop out the turkey mixture with a spoon, and form into balls (you should have about 18). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing at least 1” apart. Cook the meatballs in the oven for 12-14 minutes. Add the meatballs to the tomato- hard cider sauce, and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.

Social Sentiment for Jurassic World! Fun with Watson!

We love to show the power of Watson!   And I loved the MOVIE!!!

So we  uploaded some Twitter data about Jurassic World into Watson Analytics, IBM’s natural-language cloud-based analytics service.

There were some interesting insights:

  • The country with the most tweets so far is Chile;
  • Women are tweeting more than men
  • Portugal has the highest number of positive tweets, but also the most negative.
  • Overall, sentiment for the movie was positive, which was to be expected. However, there was no appreciable change in the order of sentiment over time. Positive was highest for each day, followed by neutral, then negative and then ambivalent.
  • The global volume of all tweets (whether positive or negative) surged during the last five days of the month.


#SXSW – IBM Day at the Radisson: It’s all about the entrepreneurs!

What to learn more about Watson?   Come to our IBM Day at the Radisson!

We’ve got great sessions dedicated to CAMSS and IoT focused on developers and entrepreneurs. The session on the Startup Go-to-Market Guide will help entrepreneurs learn how to plan your go-to-market strategy and leverage the right partnerships to your advantage.

Likewise, the session on Innovating Development of Cloud, Mobile, and Social will help entrepreneurs and startups understand how new approaches to development and new APIs and capabilities could radically change product/app definition, design, development and deployment for themselves and their clients. Bluemix will be showcased, as well as embedding Watson services and content through cloud-based APIs.

Click on the links to add them to your SXSW schedule!

As you can see, there’s a ton of great stuff to hear and learn about on Watson and Bluemix, plus plenty of time for questions and networking after each session!

I look forward to seeing you there!

IBM @ SXSW: Geek Girls, #Selfies, Supercomputer chefs, and more!

I’m an Austin gal at heart, so there’s hardly a more exciting time of year for me than SXSW! Once again, IBM will have a huge presence at SXSW Interactive, so I just can’t wait to see my passion for the city of Austin meet my passion for the work we do at IBM!

There will be so many great sessions and events to experience, but I want to give you a taste of a few that I’m really excited about! I hope you’ll check these out and add them to your SXSW schedule! See you in Austin!

Friday, March 13

Social Media Today Breakfast (
8:30AM – 10:30AM
Join me for breakfast and discussion about how people and technology are transforming businesses. We’ll discuss the new way to work. Request your invitation here:

Decoding Gender Diversity in Tech (
3:30PM – 4:30PM
The shortage of women in tech is no secret. The industry has fewer female executives and founders than almost any other. Why the disparity? Learn more about the issue and how companies can fix the gap, with thoughts from Alexa Scordato of Stack Exchange, Carolina Huaranca of Girls Who Chode, Darrell Silver of Thinkful, and Savannah Peterson of Shapeways Inc.

Saturday, March 14

Can anyone really trust user generated content?(
12:30PM – 1:30PM
In this session, Gene Austin, CEO of Bazaarvoice, discusses the dark side of social media, along with the impact of inauthentic behavior on businesses and consumers, and what each of us can do to create a web worthy of our trust.

City 2.0: Why Local Gov. Bets on Civic Innovation (
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Rapid technological advances, explosive urban growth, and changing economic dynamics are presenting a host of new challenges for U.S. cities. In order to stay competitive, urban leaders are re-envisioning how to run their cities, from meeting the basic needs of constituents to tackling complex urban challenges. Hear from Jessica Singleton, Digital Director from the Office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as leaders from Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco to see how cities across the US are tackling these challenges.

Sunday, March 15

Geek Girls are Chic! 5 Career Hacks (
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Join Elizabeth Caudle, Director of Girls Who Code, and me as we discuss why women in tech matter, how innovation will benefit, and how to foster an interest in tech. Learn why women need to take risks and embrace failure to give them the courage to crash through the glass ceiling or start a new business!

*Following this session, I’ll be available for book signing on 4th floor of Austin Convention Center in SXSW Bookstore at 12:00PM. Come by, get a book and say “Hi!”

Anatomy of #Selfies That Sell
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Join Pau Sabria, CEO of Olapic, and Chris Haines, Director of Strategy for Fluid, for an insights-packed discussion of the visual commerce landscape, including new data about consumer appetite for visual commerce, the Top 10 best converting photos of 2014, the most innovative and successful brands and retailers in visual commerce, and how to plan your approach to integrating customer photos.

Monday, March 16

How Chef Watson Changed the Way We Prepare Food (
9:30AM – 10:30AM
Learn how Chef Watson has changed the way we interact with and prepare food and allows us to make new discoveries. Dawn Perry, Senior Food Editor for Bon Appetit, will be on hand to help us explore this concept in the context of design, implications for the mass market and professionals, and how it impacts how we prepare food in our homes.

These are just a few of the great sessions going on at SXSW, so I encourage you to check out the schedule and find the topics that excite you. Also, make sure you don’t miss IBM’s full day of sessions at the Radisson on Monday, March 16. There’s a new way to work and it’s made with IBM—join us to learn more!





Chef Watson Releases Her Cookbook!!!!

Yes,  our own Chef Watson will release her cookbook “Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson” in the US on April 14!

I had the pleasure of meeting our chef down at SXSW in her food truck last year where she created a chocolate bacon burrito that I first cringed at and then loved!!!    Since Chef Watson partnered with the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), the recipes are creative and delicious.

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The recipes from the cookbook are generated from the cognitive computer. This machine learning showcases the computer’s creativity, and its ability to “understand” flavor profiles and ingredient pairings.  It drives the chefs to think outside the “norm”.   The book promises to introduce us to new food and flavor pairings conceived by Watson.

I will be ordering the book of over 65 Watson generated recipes.  How about you?


TGIF! Pacesetters place big bet on "analytics" – Register for the Watson Beta!!!

I love being able to snap a picture of a check with my smart phone and magically deposit the money into my bank account. No more sitting in a long line of cars to deposit a check or worrying about misplacing that tiny piece of paper! Big data and analytics has made this service possible for financial institutions, large and small, to make available to their customers.

Last week, during our Business Tech Trends webcast, Don Hopper of Fiserv, a provider of information management and electronic commerce systems, shared two reasons why big data and analytics is fuel for his clients:

  1. Small and midsize financial institutions can now leverage insights that traditionally were only available to large financial institutions. Analyzing the data allows them to increase revenue and build stronger customer relationships.
  2. Financial institutions can now more effectively manage mobile and digital channels, like remote deposit services, while analyzing how to increase its adoption.

Hear more from Don, as well as others, in our replay of the Business Tech Trends webcast.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for you to be part of the Watson Analytics Beta. This solution enables your business to put predictive capability into the hands of your business leaders like CMO, CHRO, and CSO.
You are invited to sign up for the Watson Analytics Beta Program. The time is now!

What kind of ideas for solutions do you have? What insights do you have to share? The 2014 Business Tech Trends study captured a tremendous amount of data. There are more insights than we could include in the Business Tech Trends study. And we’re making it available to you!

Here’s an opportunity for you to join us for our Bluemix JAM, download the data from the Business Tech Trends report, create your own Bluemix app with the data, and then share your cool insights with us!

IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge: Top 5 Finalists display powerful cognitive computing capabilities

First there were 25, and now there are just 5. Congratulations to the following teams on becoming the Top 5 finalists of the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge!

•BrightMinded @BrightMindedLtd
•CrayonData @CrayonBigData
•GenieMD, Inc. @GenieMD
•Majestyk Apps @MajestykApps
•Red Ant @Red_Ant

Selected from hundreds of submissions, these finalists stood out for their ability to tap into the powerful cognitive computing capabilities of Watson to build innovative mobile consumer and business apps that span health & fitness, healthcare, retail, and education.

On Monday, June 2nd, at IBM Innovate in Orlando the Top 5 finalists will present their ideas to judges in a live-streamed event that begins at 5:30 pm ET. If you can’t attend IBM Innovate, our live-stream feed is a great opportunity for you to watch the action! Then, on Tuesday, June 3rd, three of the finalists will be named the Grand Prize winners!

To learn more about our Top 5 finalists, go to the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge website

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