“Personalized Cancer Care and the Innovations Making It Today’s Reality”
A potentially revolutionary paradigm shift in healthcare – the emergence of personalized medicine – is taking place right under our eyes. This shift is driven by the confluence of three elements – unprecedented amounts of data generation, the ability to process and interpret streams of Big Data, and the emergence of targeted therapies. Join us to learn more about how these threads come together as personalized cancer care makes a difference in our lives.
IBM Watson signals a critical turning point in the evolution of information technology. Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information more like a human than a computer—by understanding natural language, generating hypotheses based on evidence, and learning as it goes. Watson “gets smarter” in three ways: by being taught by its users, by learning from prior interactions, and by being presented with new information. This means it allows users to more fully understand and use all the available data.
A major focus of Dr. Chin’s current efforts is to bring to bear on the cancer crisis not only the transformative potential of genomics, but also of technologies and innovative strategies such as Watson. Dr. Chin has launched the N-‐of-‐ALLTM Initiative with the goal of enhancing effectiveness of cancer care and research. A pilot project in Leukemia has created an Adaptive Patient-‐Oriented Longitudinal Learning and Optimization (APOLLO) platform that integrates genomic research in context of clinical care and MD Anderson’s Oncology Expert AdvisorTM powered by IBM-‐Watson works to facilitate democratization of oncology expertise.
After a career in creating a range of innovative technology solutions including serving as GM for IBM-‐Watson, Manoj Saxena founded The Entrepreneur’s Fund (TEF) as a vehicle to advance continued developments in Big Data and Cognitive Computing space. TEF focuses on true seed-‐stage investing with successful serial entrepreneurs with a focus on transformative cloud-‐based cognitive and B2B technologies. Manoj will share other emerging technologies and applications that promise to impact or event transform our lives in the decades ahead.
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