Chef Watson Invited Us to Dinner, and We Ate Like Kings!

Jan 28, 2016 | Press

A FEAST FIT FOR 100 CEOS: StatSocial CEO, Michael Hussey enjoys his extraordinary meal while his gracious hostess. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, and the super-brilliant, miraculous chef look on.

Of the many exciting developments over here at StatSocial during the past year, not many have surpassed our partnership with IBM Watson for fun, excitement, growth, or satisfaction.

This past week — due to the NRF conference being in town, and other varied events and reasons — a couple hundred of Big Blue’s most prominent execs from regions far and wide all found themselves in the New York area at the same time.

The moment was seized upon by IBM, and an event arranged to intimately acquaint their best and brightest with a select handful of those companies they regard as their most exciting new partners. StatSocial was well-beyond honored to be among the small group invited to be highlighted for the IBMers assembled at this event.

Or rather, we should say, this dinner event.

Chef Watson (yes, of course the world’s smartest computer can cook) prepared a delicious meal, on which we dined while meeting tons of first class, friendly, smart, and funny IBMers from all over the world.

All in all the entire evening was a genuine blast.

SVP Robert Floyd and VP of Business Development Kaitlin Atkinson discussing StatSocial at the #IBMWatson World of Watson event with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty

The evening’s highlight, of course, was the moment featured in the photo above, as IBM’s esteemed Chairman and Chief, Ginni Rometty stopped to meet and chat with our CEO Michael Hussey and our VP of Business Development, Kaitlin Atkinson. We StatSocialers have had the honor before, of course, but — while always a thrill — this time was especially exciting, as now we’re in a place where our partnership, with all we have planned for it, is destined to blow quite a few minds.

We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2016, with our capabilities more powerful and our insights more unique and astute than ever, thanks to our partnership with IBM Watson.