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Tanmay Bakshi

15-year-old Canadian Tech Prodigy & IBM Watson Champion

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Tanmay Bakshi

15-year-old Canadian Tech Prodigy & IBM Watson Champion


Tanmay Bakshi, 15 years old, is a Software/Cognitive Developer, Author, Keynote Speaker, Algorithm-ist, Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor, IBM Champion for Cloud and YouTuber. He lives just outside of Toronto, in Brampton, Canada. Programming since the age of 5, he had his first iOS app, tTables, accepted when he was 9 years old. Since then, he has created apps, such as the youth-focused “I Can, We Can!” app, and tID Vault, along with tGuess, a number guessing game for Apple Watch and iPhone, just to name a few.

His YouTube series “Tanmay Teaches: Watson” made him the youngest IBM Watson developer. He has created algorithms, ranging from a recursive Tower of Hanoi algorithm, which helps to solve the Tower of Hanoi problem, to AskTanmay, one of his most significant creations, is the world’s first web-based NLQA (Natural Language Question Answering) System to be powered by IBM Watson. More recently, the algorithms he engineers are focused towards his own, custom implementations of AI/ML algorithms, such as Neural Networks.

In the past one year, Tanmay Bakshi was invited for keynotes at IBM Interconnect 2016 (Las Vegas), IBM DeveloperConnect 2016 (Bangalore), National Leadership Conference (Niagara Falls), Apple UK Headquarters (London), Education DisruptED (Winnipeg), TechConnect 2016 (IBM Software Lab - Markham, Ontario), Walmart Innovation Day (David Glass Tech Center (Walmart Tech Headquarters) - Arkansas), just to name a few. He has also conducted workshops teaching IBM Watson & Apple Swift, at IBM’s Software Lab (Markham, Ontario), at the Halcyon London International School (London, UK), Apple UK Headquarters (London) and many more.

To further continue and spread his passion of coding his ideas into reality, the next step was to author a book, called “Hello Swift! - iOS App Programming for Kids and Other Beginners”. The goal of this book is to help kids, and beginners, from around globe, learn iOS App Development in Apple Swift.

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