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Wednesday, May 13 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
The Journey from Research to Production

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Leveraging research teams well is a trait not all organizations can say they have. These research teams can potentially represent the spear of innovation in your organization, and finding ways for them to help the software engineering teams is important. However, if you have ever had the chance to work with a research team you know that there are difficulties in taking their code and assets to production.

In this presentation we will focus on how we work with IBM AI research teams in order to transition their code artifacts to production. We will take a look at the architectural complexities of taking this code to a cloud system and a private cloud system. We then look at the important quality attributes that enable the transition from research code to hardened battle ready code. We will also talk about the social aspects of the work involved with this code. Finally, we will cover the challenges with this transition and problems we have encountered in the past.

By the end of this session you will be able to understand the following:

- How to work with research teams to bring assets into production architecture
- What expectations to set with research teams so that misunderstanding is minimal
- How to understand research metrics and discuss trade offs with the research team in deciding which models to implement.
- How to comprehend different perspectives / mindsets so that mutual understanding is easier to achieve

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Will Chaparro

IBM Watson
Will Chaparro is a Development Manager at IBM Watson focused on improving information retrieval for the enterprise. He has managed software development teams for over five years for both on-prem and cloud-based solutions, and prior to that spent 5 years designing and building complex... Read More →

Yi-Shiuan Tung

IBM Watson
Yi-Shiuan Tung is a Cognitive Software Engineer at IBM Watson working on both on-prem and cloud-based solutions for enterprise information retrieval. Prior to IBM, he worked as a software engineer building AI-assisted sales and marketing software. Yi-Shiuan has a B.S and MEng. in... Read More →

Wednesday May 13, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Salon 9/10 Rosen Plaza Hotel

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