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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IBM Study: Advanced Analytics Are Vital for Nonprofits

Major funders of nonprofit organizations are demanding quantified evidence of social impact. These essential stakeholders expect both transparency of operations and an effective digital presence. Our newest IBM research – conducted jointly with the Independent Sector, and enabled by an IBM Impact Grant – reveals that it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to leverage […]

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Transforming Our World Through Service

IBM has just released our annual Corporate Responsibility Report covering 2016. Our reports – like our citizenship initiatives – are not simply lists of cash contributions to causes that complement our industry. IBM’s approach to corporate citizenship is, and always has been, far more complex, more engaged and more vested in sustainable outcomes than can […]

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Reflections on a Smarter City: Memphis, USA

IBM is announcing the next round of winners of its Smarter Cities Challenge grants today, and, as mayor of a city that received one of these great pro bono consulting engagements just last year, I can speak from experience when congratulating the cities of Busan, Korea; Palermo, Italy; San Isidro, Argentina; San Jose, USA; and […]

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Working to End Cancer Treatment Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced two separate, groundbreaking market-access agreements with two major pharmaceutical manufacturers to expand access to 16 essential cancer treatment medications – including chemotherapies in sub-Saharan Africa. In her commentary below, IBM Corporate Citizenship Vice President Jen Crozier details the significance of this development, […]

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Corporate Citizenship and the Global Refugee Crisis

Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, once said, “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety, and a better future.” The more than one million migrants and refugees that have recently streamed into Europe from the Middle East and Northern Africa hold those very aspirations, even while they face danger […]

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