Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
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The Business Lounge
School of Business Building
2100 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269
(enter building from side closest to The Student Union)

or - Join virtually via webex

Driving Directions 

Event Contact

Paige Rasid 
UConn Technology Incubation Program 
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Thank you to our Sponsors

This is a service provided by the UConn Office of the Vice President for Research with support from UConn School of Business and the TIP Enhancement Fund

Lead Sponsors:                        
Fiondella, Milone &
LaSaracina LLP 

Gold Sponsor:                        
Locke Lord LLP    

Silver Sponsors:                         
Cohn Reznick LLP                              
Fisher Scientific               
Horizon Technology Finance   

Please join us (in person or virtually!)
for our UConn Innovators and Business Leaders Speaker Event
Artificial Intelligence for Business Impact 
featuring Len Polhemus and John Preli, IBM

IBM Watson

We are pleased to present the first event in the UConn Innovators & Business Leader Speaker Series -- a sequence of talks in which renowned thought leaders share advice and expertise on business leadership with students, alumni and the UConn community.   

The presentation will be followed by
Q&A and a networking reception. 

Want to join us virtually? Join the WebEx 

AI for Business Impact

Join us to hear about I/T trends and why IBM acquired The Weather Company. Our speakers will address major technology trends and how these trends require businesses to transform and they will answer the questions: What is Artificial Intelligence and how can it be leveraged? And, why did IBM acquire The Weather Company and how can it help enterprises make better decisions? 

About our Speakers

John J. PreliJohn J. Preli

Director, Regulatory Management & Data Governance
The Weather Company – IBM Analytics

John is currently Director, Regulatory Management & Governance – The Weather Company – IBM Watson.

John has been with IBM for over 35 years and has held executive leadership positions in Finance, Integrated Supply Chain, Research & Development and Sales Operations. He is experienced in leading global teams and business processes across multiple functional disciplines. John’s expertise and skills are in business transformation with a particular focus on the combination of Finance & Business Controls; Legal & Regulatory Compliance and Culture change.

Len Polhemus 
Managing Strtegy Consultant

GBS Advanced Analytics CoC – IBM

Len Polhemus is a Managing Consultant within the Cognitive & Analytics service line of IBM’s Global Business Services. He has led a number of successful First of a Kind analytics projects in industries including media & entertainment, retail & CPG, pharma, agriculture, and government. Currently, Mr. Polhemus is the Go To Market Lead for GBS Weather Integration Team focused on identifying and building cognitive solutions to meet the needs of clients across the globe that leverage some of the core capabilities from the acquisition including a scalable big data and IOT platform, hyper-local weather data, user-based location data, and media/advertising capabilities.

Upcoming Event in the Series, March 9

Valuation and Investment Banking Insights
featuring Gary Brewster

 Managing Partner, Houlihan Lokey, www.hl.com 

Sign up to attend, click here.

This event is free for participants.  Pre-registration is required.  

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact

Technology Incubation Program at 860-486-8718 or email: tip@uconn.edu by (2/15/18).