Sam Bobo serves as a Relationship Manager on the IBM Watson Ecosystem. As a Relationship Manager, Sam works closely with startups to develop Watson-powered cognitive solutions for commercialization and driving companies to success in the market. His role spans consulting in business model development, architecture design, and go-to-market strategies. Industries of expertise include Social Media Marketing & Analytics, Emerging Technology – Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Robotics – and cyber security. Currently, Sam’s portfolio includes 42+ startups under his management and is fueled by the energy, passion, and ideas his partners bring to working with cognitive technology. Sam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Emory University – Goizuetta Business School graduating in 2014. In his spare time, Sam continues his education online via Massive Open Online Courses, undertakes coding projects, and travels the world.