Using AI to Combat Human Trafficking

After serving as Deputy Director of Intelligence for the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency – similar to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation – I found that “retiring” really wasn’t an option for me. I couldn’t walk away from the fight against human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. It’s just too important. And […]

Continue reading

Helping to Enable Resilience For All

As we observe the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) each October 13th, we remember the heavy human and economic losses caused by natural disasters, and recommit ourselves to disaster preparedness and recovery. As this article publishes, the death toll from the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has exceeded 2,000, with as […]

Continue reading

Register for October 16th Call for Code – Hurricane Florence Event in RTP

IBM and IBMers are responding to Hurricane Florence in a variety of ways – from immediate volunteer action while the storm was still underway, to a series of shorter and longer-term initiatives to help the Carolinas and other affected areas recover and rebuild. As part of these efforts, IBM – in coordination with the American Red […]

Continue reading

IBM Responds to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas on Thursday, and already (at the time of this publication) has claimed at least 42 lives, left more than one million people without power, and caused record-breaking floods. Though now downgraded to a tropical storm, Florence’s progress has slowed – which means it continues to saturate already-flooded areas […]

Continue reading

Preparing for Disasters, Service and Recovery

In the United States, September is National Preparedness Month – a time to remind  ourselves to be prepared for disasters and emergencies in our homes, businesses and communities. Last year’s devastating hurricanes and wildfires are still in mind for many. As you read this, wildfires are still burning in California and the Pacific Northwest, while […]

Continue reading

Sharing the Lessons of Responsible Stewardship

What does leadership development have to do with Responsible Stewardship? As a global citizen operating in 170 countries with more than 300,000 employees, IBM has a unique opportunity, and responsibility, to innovate at the intersection of business & society. One of the most important ways to leverage our leadership position as a globally integrated enterprise […]

Continue reading

Paying Tribute to Humanitarians Who Risk Their Lives in Service

On World Humanitarian Day each August 19, we pay tribute to those who have put themselves in harm’s way in service to others, and rally support for those who endure and survive humanitarian crises around the world. When natural disasters and other humanitarian crises occur, a wide variety of governmental and nonprofit organizations provide aid […]

Continue reading

IBM Calls on Developers to Answer the CALL FOR CODE

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, from devastating hurricanes to historic wildfires and flooding. Mitigating the impact of natural disasters is one of the world’s greatest challenges today. The advancement of technologies like AI, blockchain, IoT and cloud can vastly improve preparedness, response time, and long-term support in hard-hit […]

Continue reading

Modernized Perkins Act Finally Passes!

Across the country families are completing their annual back-to-school rituals. Binders and backpacks are flying off the shelves and students are returning to the familiar flow of the classroom. But this year something big has changed, something that will have an immediate and positive impact on American education. This week the modernized Carl D. Perkins […]

Continue reading

Environmental Commitment, Action and Results

IBM has released its 28th annual Corporate Environmental Report. We believe that corporate environmental leadership and responsibility is an imperative that requires a sustained focus on actions and results. Our latest Environmental Report details our actions and results from 2017, and includes details on our accomplishments related to energy conservation and climate protection, materials conservation […]

Continue reading

Disaster Volunteering in the Modern Era

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, made landfall near Houston. Its effects were catastrophic. FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) designated 41 counties in southeast Texas and 20 parishes in Louisiana as federal disaster areas. The agency received more than 888,000 individual assistance applications in Texas alone. USD$8.73 billion in federal […]

Continue reading

Training Canadian Veterans for New Collar Opportunities

For many Canadian military veterans, transitioning from service into the civilian workforce can be challenging; as such, they are often looking for different ways to apply their expertise and skills to new careers. At IBM, we have recognized this challenge and have created a program to engage and assist those who have served by creating […]

Continue reading

Building Resilience for the Global Community

IBM’s commitment to resilient communities takes many forms, including direct action in response to natural disasters, developing medical and social services solutions in times of political upheaval, and the regular contributions of time and financial and physical resources by IBMers. We contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service each year through IBM Volunteers. […]

Continue reading

“Ever Upward” for Excelsior Academy’s First Graduates

Excelsior – the motto of New York State – means “ever upward,” and signifies New Yorkers’ desire to achieve. I can think of no better name for our P-TECH school within Newburgh Free Academy than “Excelsior Academy” – the school I lead, in partnership with IBM and the Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange). Excelsior Academy is a […]

Continue reading

Norwalk Early College Academy Mints Its First Graduates

After just four years, Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) is proud to honor the first graduates of our “six-year” P-TECH program. Our partnership with Norwalk Community College and IBM enable us to provide rigorous high school and college coursework leading to a no-cost associate degree in software engineering, web development or mobile programming, and the […]

Continue reading