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IBM Plans First Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Italy

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi witness the signing of an agreement for the planned Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Milan, near the country’s Human Technopole Italy 2040 research campus. The agreement was signed during a visit by Prime Minister Renzi to IBM’s new Watson Health global headquarters in Cambridge, MA. Seated from left to right: Erich Clementi, SVP, IBM Europe; Hon. Ivan Scalfarotto, Undersecretary at Italian Presidency of Council. Standing from left to right: Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM; Hon. Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy. For more information, please contact Lorie Fiber, IBM, lfiber@us.ibm.com. For more information (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

On March 31, IBM announced plans to launch its first Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Milan near the Human Technopole Italy 2040 research campus, supporting the government of Italy’s initiative to establish an international hub for the advancement of genomics, big data, aging, and nutrition. The Center is part of a long-term collaboration between IBM and the government of Italy. IBM plans to invest up to $150 million (€135 million) over the next several years and bring together Watson Health data scientists, engineers, researchers and designers to develop a new generation of data-driven healthcare applications and solutions. Further, ...

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