Cognitive Analytics with IBM Watson

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Cognitive Analytics with IBM Watson

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Quinlan School of Business 16 East Pearson Street Schreiber Center Room 302 Chicago, IL 60611

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A week long of workshops and training, where you would learn and work with some of the analytics tools used by major companies to transform data into actionable insights.


9:00AM - 9:30AM

Appetizers and Soft Drinks

9:30AM - 11:00AM



Plamen Petrov, Ph.D.


Plamen Petrov is Director of Cognitive Technology, KPMG LLP based in Chicago where he works on applying advanced Artificial Intelligence and Data Science techniques to drive business transformation within KPMG and at KPMG clients. Plamen has the role of Lab Director for the dedicated Intelligent Automation Lab within KPMG Ignition, working with a team of highly skilled resources that utilize leading tools and approaches to build AI solutions.

Plamen’s work focuses on areas such as Natural Language Processing, Probabilistic Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Machine Learning, Data Science, Cognitive Architectures, and other advanced technologies and methods. In addition to his deep technical expertise, Plamen is a seasoned executive who has held executive leadership positions including CTO, Chief Enterprise Architect, executive director and managed advanced technology organizations at different companies and industries. Plamen has an extensive experience in industry and academia having worked in different roles at companies such as IBM, Deloitte LLP, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, United Airlines, Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Cincinnati Bell, and the Institute for Technical Cybernetics & Robotics.

Plamen holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Chicago specializing in probabilistic reasoning and Bayesian Networks and a Master of Engineering Management degree from Northwestern University. Plamen also serves on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he teaches graduate courses on Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and Cognitive Analytics. Plamen is currently the Industry Liaison Officer for the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI).