Most people became familiar with IBM Watson when it successfully defeated human competitors on Jeopardy. Watson has come a long way since that day and is being made available to developers for building applications with cognitive abilities. We have been talking about big data for years and the truth is that the data is useless unless someone has the ability to make sense of it. Even the largest of organizations with enough capital for superior technologies have only touched the surface of the needed analytical capabilities. We have captured massive amounts of data and that's where Watson comes in. In years to come, Watson will save an incredible amount of time and allow organizations to make informed decisions very quickly. The technology is getting smaller and will become more available for integration into various industries. Imagine the revolution this will create in the health care industry.