Biswaroop (Dusty) Majumdar

Empowering the Future of Cognitive Computing in Healthcare, with IBM Watson Health

Dusty Majumdar will discuss the perspective of IBM Watson Health on cognitive computing, rooted in the augmenting of human intelligence. IBM is applying Watson cognitive computing technology across a magnitude of industries and use cases, with a dedicated mission for healthcare. The company is pioneering new development in cognitive computing, fostering the creation of systems that interact, reason, learn, and understand through both structured and unstructured data. IBM Watson Health is harnessing advanced capabilities in machine learning and deep learning to impact diverse areas such as Oncology & Genomics, Imaging, and Life Sciences.

Dusty Majumdar, PhD leads all aspects of Marketing for IBM Watson Health as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. With 20+ years of marketing and leadership experience, Dusty is focused on driving marketing excellence across the organization. Dusty has deep domain expertise and experience in Healthcare, leading on all aspects of marketing ranging from strategic marketing to go-to-market execution working in companies like GE Healthcare and more recently, a diagnostic start-up (Exact Sciences). In this Oncology start-up for early detection of cancer using genomics, Dusty managed strategy, marketing and investor Day/Board presentations as the Head of Strategy/Marketing, partnering with the CEO for DNA-based early cancer screening solutions for GI, lung and pancreatic cancer based on next generation sequencing (NGS) leveraging cancer DNA detection with liquid biopsies. At GE Healthcare, Dusty led the marketing and branding for major imaging scanner (CT) launches for nearly a decade which led to dramatic improvement in diagnostic confidence and lowering of radiation dose for patients. Prior to joining GE, Dusty worked at the 3M Corporation at their R&D Division where he led the development of polymeric multi-layer optical films. He has over 25 U.S. Patents and 30+ peer reviewed publications . Dusty holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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