On Day 3 at IBM Innovate 2011 we were wowed by Watson. For those of you who know the Requirements product management team at IBM Rational, that’s not Richard Watson (DOORS product manager – although he’s amazing – $100 cheque in the post please Richard!) but the recent supercomputing Jeopardy winner. We had a great insight into the way Watson works and its incredible potential for analytic reasoning in more life changing applications (although I’d still love to have access for the next pub quiz!). And Grady Booch dug deeper into the software architecture that leverages the power of the hardware for ’embarrassingly massive parallelism’.
In the Requirements Definition & Management track, a couple of key highlights were : hearing about the success Royal Bank of Canada have had in building a Requirements Center of Excellence supported by Rational Requirements Composer; and learning from Goran Begic of Mathworks about traceability and impact analysis of requirements in Rational DOORS to model elements in Mathworks Simulink.
In the evening it was party time in Universal Studios CityWalk and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
From the exciting possibilities for Watson, the expertise in requirements definition and traceability, to the fantasy world of Hogwarts, it was a day of wizards.