WIVI European finalist for IBM’s Watson Build Challenge

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E-health was one of three Spanish Finalists who were advanced to the European Championship, where 25 Business Partners presented their IBM Watson based solution prototypes to the jury.

E-health Technical Solutions was selected in phase two of the 2017 Watson Build challenge to develop its business plan into a working prototype using IBM Watson APIs on the IBM Cloud. IBM provided E-health Technical Solutions with access to IBM development tools, business mentors and specialists to bring its concept to life.

The 2017 Watson Build challenge was IBM’s first challenge designed solely for Business Partners. In phase one, IBM received hundreds of business plan submissions from business partners around the world. In phase two, select Watson based solutions were chosen to progress to the next phase where partners built working prototypes to demonstrate these products and services.

“The response to our first-ever Watson Build challenge for business partners has been phenomenal,” said John Teltsch, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We congratulate E-health Technical Solutionsfor presenting a strong business plan centered around IBM Cloud and Watson and progressing to the next round of the challenge. We look forward to supporting E-health Technical Solutionsas it works on their prototype in support of optometrists, with the goal of bringing itto our joint clients.“


A satisfactory experience

There were 125 European entries (25 Spanish). 25 finalists arrived in Phase II, from which only 3 companies were Spanish, being eHTS one of them.

As Eva García Ramos, CEO and co-founder of eHTS, mentioned during the Developers Innovation Summit of IBM, the company’s intention with WIVI was to “blend the technological and clinical worlds, using training through data retrieved”.

This is a milestone for the company, affirmed Ramos, since “International recognition like IBM Watson boosts the visibility of EHealth Technical Solutions as a start-up”.