Erez Bilgory, Project Lead for IoT and Conversation, IBM Research - Haifa
Erez Bilgory serves as a project leader in IoT and Conversation solutions, aimed at making work easier and safer for technicians in the field. Erez is leading the work on conversation generation and conversational interfaces. Erez joined the IBM Research lab in Haifa, Israel in 2011, at which time he was part of the team researching verification technologies for processors. He then moved to the lab’s IoT team, where he led development of the core technology to enable modular conversation for the Watson Assistant Solutions cloud service. Erez now guides the creation of solutions that help technicians do their work more easily. For example, by integrating voice technology into their work process, technicians can now get information, create reports, and fill in forms as part of a conversation during their work – and not as an extra task afterwards. His vision is to create technology that helps people focus on their expertise and the task at hand, without adding to their work. Erez received his bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and has published a paper and patents in his fields of expertise.