Simon McLoughlin

mobile software engineer for IBM Ireland's Innovation Exchange

BOTter than the real thing: building a better survey with chatbots

Biography

Simon McLoughlin is the lead mobile software engineer for IBM Ireland’s Innovation Exchange team based in Dublin. After completing his honours bachelor degree in computer science, Simon focused on native mobile development working for both small startups and large mobile telecommunications companies. After joining IBM, Simon has broadened his focus and now uses IBM’s Watson and Cloud platform to build automated chatbots for social media networks, predictive analytic healthcare solutions, and large scale IoT solutions to track and monitor semi-autonomous cars. Simon recently worked on the LEANBH project in conjunction with the INFANT centre in cork, which was awarded an Innovation in Business excellence award by the Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce.