THINKLABS JSC IN THE IBM WATSON BUILD 2018 GLOBAL FINAL

AUTHOR: Huyen Bui


IBM launched Watson Build for the first time in February 2017. The program has reached over 1,700 business partner executives from 80+ countries, received 650 AI based concepts, supported 100+ partners to develop an AI solution on IBM Cloud, and enabled partners to take their solutions to market.

This year, over 400 IBM Business Partners around the world joined Watson Build, and more than 250 prototypes were submitted – a new record!

In early January 2019, ThinkLABs JSC is proud to be announced by IBM Watson Build that we are the only Vietnamese company present in the shortlist and selected to be Asia Pacific Geography Champion.

Participating in IBM Watson Build 2018, ThinkLABs JSC has brought an Indoor Quality Monitoring (tMonitor) solution leveraging machine learning with IoT to prevent air pollution and improve health conditions. Indoor Air Quality Monitoring (tMonitor) is the Internet of things (IoT) device that delivers simultaneous real-time, accurate, precise measurements of Particles (PM 1, PM 2.5, and PM 10), Gasses (VOCs, SO2, CO, O3, CO2, and NH3), and Environmental Conditions (Temperature, Humidity, and Light).

tMonitor is powered by the IBM IoT Platform, IBM Cloud for edge device lifecycle management, a hardened end-to-end security solution which ensures the highest standards of security, reliability, and scalability of the network. This enables the rapid deployment of devices in any indoor environment regardless of the infrastructure of the building.

Passing the very first phase of sending solution idea (Think phase), we advanced to Build phase which offered us $7000 Watson and Cloud services credits to build our solution in 3 months. With a successful result of Build phase, we made our steps into ASEAN and then Asia Pacific round. In early January 2019, hearing that ThinkLABs was the Watson Build Asia Pacific Geography Champion was over the moon. We have spent many months—and long nights—finding a solution that worked, and it felt great to receive that validation from IBM.

In every phase and round, our solution was technically proven by IBM experts and we gave a 20-minute pitch about it. Obviously a winning pitch as next we could say:

San Francisco, here we come!

What’s next for us as one of 7 geography champions? We are moving on to compete for the global champion title at the IBM PartnerWorld at Think 2019 in this February.

Stay tuned and look forward to the Final!


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