Robin Willner

Reinventing Education to Rebuild the American Economy

In his recent State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that New York State “is in the midst of an education reinvention” that is part of an overall strategy for “Rebuilding New York.” A critical part of that reinvention will be New York’s expansion of the P-TECH grades 9 – 14 schools […]

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IBM SmartCloud Helps New York State Connect Education to Jobs

In 16 school districts across New York State, teachers and administrators have just begun the hard work of reinventing American education. All are winners of the statewide competition announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Education Department (NYSED)  and The State University of New York to replicate the Pathways in Technology Early […]

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Developing Global Leaders for the 21st Century

In my address to the Third Annual International Corporate Volunteerism Conference (ICV) last night, I spoke about the need to link values to business strategy in order to create sustainable value. In other words, corporations must develop and advance a new model of philanthropy that’s grounded in an enduring commitment to service. The old model […]

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Improving the Technology of Learning to Help Close the Digital Divide

IBM’s “5 in 5” forecast of innovations that will alter the technology landscape within the next five years includes the prediction that mobile technologies will close the digital divide between rich and poor. In the very near future, mobile devices and over-air networks will enable disconnected and disenfranchised populations to circumvent traditional infrastructures to participate […]

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Creating a Smarter Education System

I testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Science Education about IBM’s commitment to address the issue of national decline in math, science and engineering and its implications for America’s labor force. The Subcommittee on Research and Science Education oversees all matters related to science policy and science education. In […]

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