Doing Well by Doing Good

Communities around the globe face an overwhelming number of intractable problems –from income inequality to climate change, to job creation and the spread of deadly and incurable diseases. No one sector – whether government, business, academia or civil society – can tackle today’s challenges all by itself. All sectors must work together, and all must […]

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Using Data to Help Turn Youth Suicide Statistics Around

New Zealand, based in the South Pacific, is a beautiful country – mountains, lakes, bush, birdlife, land of the long white cloud, land of milk and honey. But beneath the breath-taking postcard scenery there is also some shameful statistics. To its horror, New Zealand has the highest rate of youth suicide in the developed world […]

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Preparing Veterans for Rewarding New Collar Careers

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides software training, certification and job placement assistance to veterans pursuing careers as data analysts. IBM experts lead five-day training sessions at dozens of locations each year, featuring IBM i2® Analyst’s Notebook® software. Part of our Impact Grants portfolio, the initiative works with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and Military Spouse […]

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Starting Over with the Right Training for a New Collar Career

When Felicia Barnett left the Air Force, she did not believe she would find another role that met her personal passion for service. After successfully completing IBM’s skills training program, she now enjoys using cutting edge technology to help protect consumers’ financial data in her role as a senior business analyst for TD Bank. IBM’s Veterans […]

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From the Frontlines of the Army to Cybersecurity

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides software training, certification and job placement assistance to veterans pursuing careers as data analysts. IBM experts lead five-day training sessions at dozens of locations each year, featuring IBM i2® Analyst’s Notebook® software. Part of our Impact Grants portfolio, the initiative works with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and Military Spouse […]

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How Teacher Advisor Eased My Transition from Kindergarten to 4th and 5th Grade

I am like most of my students on the first day of school – excited, eager to learn new things and a little bit anxious. This year, also like most of my students, I am moving to a new grade level. After teaching kindergarteners with learning disabilities for the past four years, I am now […]

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IBM Supports UN Goals to Close the Global Skills Gap

As the United Nations General Assembly wrapped up its 72nd Regular Session, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel with several other international corporate representatives to discuss the unique role of global business in advancing the United Nations’ 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While these goals, ranging from ending poverty to protecting our […]

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IBM and Safe Horizon Partner to Address CyberStalking

In today’s world, businesses and individuals both express concerns over the ways in which technology affects their privacy. Businesses spend millions of dollars investing in online security, while individuals express concerns over social media privacy. However, there’s another kind of privacy concern which impacts individuals across the nation – cyberstalking, or technology-facilitated stalking. Stalking is “a pattern […]

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What’s Next for IBM P-TECH?

In 2010 – in direct response to the skills crisis – IBM designed P-TECH, a grade 9 to 14 school. And from the launch of the first school in 2011, P-TECH has grown to nearly 70 schools across three continents – with more than 300 business partners following IBM’s design. There is only one reason […]

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“They Listened to Us!”: One Teacher’s Story About Teacher Advisor With Watson

As a math coach for a New Jersey school district with several elementary schools, I have a working perspective on teachers’ needs across all grade levels. I also have unique insight into the changing landscape of elementary school math instruction. Success in math carries across all subjects, so quality math instruction at the elementary school […]

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By Teachers For Teachers: Teacher Advisor With Watson

When it comes to education, data shows that deep knowledge and practical skills in science and math levels the playing field of opportunity for a diverse population of young people, regardless of zip code. Despite the fact that success in math in the elementary grades connects directly to achievement across all subjects, elementary school teachers […]

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Data, Design, and Disease: Why Mosquitoes Don’t Stand a Chance

Last January, I worked alongside a team of fellow IBMers to reimagine how Panamá fights back against infectious diseases like Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. We were a team of experts deployed via IBM Health Corps – part of IBM’s moonshot in healthcare – and designed specifically to make sure everyone has access to technology that can […]

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Gaining New Understanding of Human Disease from the Bacteria Inside Us

What if you could help researchers learn more about how the bacteria in and on our bodies play a role in diseases such as Type 1 diabetes? This is the goal of the newly launched Microbiome Immunity Project. In the article below, the project’s principal investigators – Dr. Rob Knight, Dr. Ramnik Xavier, and Dr. Rich Bonneau – […]

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CUNY-IBM Watson Competition: Another Year, Another Challenge

Colleges and universities in the United States are readying for another year of preparing students for future careers and life choices. Their challenge is substantial, for at a time when the U.S. has over a half million open technology jobs, our universities are producing just over one-tenth that number of computer science graduates. This disconnect, […]

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How Two IBM Interns Spent Their “Summer Vacation”

It’s coming up on “back-to-school” season in the U.S., and students all over the country will be asked to write the dreaded essay, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” At least that’s the way it used to be. Education is undergoing an innovative reformulation – driven in large measure by the realities of the global […]

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