Transforming the conference experience with real-time cognitive recommendations

Published on 19 Oct 2016

We’re sure that people who take advantage of our solution are going to learn more, see more, and have more fun at IBM conferences than they’ve ever had before.

Darice Mathis, Co-Founder, KollaCode


Media & Entertainment

Deployment country
United States


KollaCode is a software development company that helps companies solve business problems by harnessing cloud services to build innovative enterprise and mobile applications. In particular, the company is working closely with IBM and its partners to rethink the way technology can help large companies interact with their clients and partners at conferences and other large-scale events.

Business need
Conferences like IBM World of Watson are a great place to meet new people and learn new skills – but with so much going on, attendees can struggle to work out how to make the best use of their time.

KollaCode is using real-time cognitive analytics to understand how conference guests engage with the sessions they attend, and guide them to upcoming sessions that match their unique interests.

KollaCode’s technology can make conferences an even more compelling experience for guests, and could help organizers optimize scheduling – for example, arranging repeats of popular sessions.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

IBM Bluemix, Cloudant Dedicated Cluster, IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced, IBM dashDB, IBM Operational Decision Manager, IBM Watson Visual Recognition, IBM Insights for Twitter


M&E: Connected Customer, M&E: Agile Enterprise, M&E: Customer Sales and Service Transformation, M&E: Digital Workflow Transformation - Resource Management, M&E: Production and Distribution Transformation, Enabling Business Flexibility, IBM Analytics, Smarter Analytics, Cloud Computing, IBM Analytics - Internet of Things, Information Management Foundation, Software as a Service

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