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Roberto Sicconi
CSO at Infermedica

Dr. Ing. Roberto Sicconi dedicated his life to “reinventing” human-machine interactions. He explored creative integration of silicon technology, signal processing, communication protocols, distributed-computing, intelligent dialog management. Goal: make information access available anytime, anywhere, via human-friendly interfaces on mobile and wearable devices. In Italy, he managed speech recognition, image processing, satellite Internet data broadcasting, cryptographic systems, portable videoconferencing at the IBM Multimedia Development Lab. In 1998 he moved to IBM Research in the US to manage development of advanced conversational and multimodal user interfaces for Smartphones, SetTopBoxes and cars. In 2009 he joined the IBM Watson team as Program Director to develop the system that competed at the Jeopardy! challenge in 2011 (and won). He then led application-oriented research projects targeting differential diagnosis in Healthcare, technical support for agents in Contact Centers, Customer technical support in Financial Services. In 2013 he left IBM and co-founded TeleLingo to advance learning by integrating Cloud, high-quality mobile videoconferencing and AI-assisted feedback of students' performance. Goal: create next-generation personalized tutoring and mentoring services.

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