IBM Leadership

IBM “Triples Down” on Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Sets Renewable Energy Target

Written by Wayne Balta | March 19, 2015 | Environment, IBM Leadership, Sustainability

IBM has long taken environmental sustainability seriously, and we have been making aggressive moves for 25 years to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Today IBM is announcing new goals for the use of renewable energy and for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In the case of greenhouse gas emissions, this marks the company’s third generation goal. ...read more


Celebrating Women Engineers and Entrepreneurs

Written by Diane Melley | March 9, 2015 | Economic Development, IBM Culture of Service, IBM Impact Grants...

March is an exciting month for women in technology. Last week, the United Nations held a plenary session on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Economy in commemoration of International Women’s Day. And this week is Global Marathon – a free, online event for women in engineering and technology worldwide that coincides with International Women’s ...read more


Is “Free Community College” a Good Idea?

Written by Stanley S. Litow | February 12, 2015 | Economic Development, IBM Leadership, P-TECH...

President Obama’s proposal to provide free community college across the U.S. is expected to cost upwards of $1.4 billion in 2016 and $60 billion over the next 10 years. Can America afford it? The real question is: How can we not? [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DEm4dodOBs[/youtube] In my latest article for The Huffington Post, you’ll read about the latest ...read more


IBM Partnerships Enable Nationwide Spread of P-TECH Schools

Written by Stanley S. Litow | November 14, 2014 | Economic Development, IBM Leadership, P-TECH...

IBM created the P-TECH grades 9 through 14 schools model because we recognized a serious societal problem, and had the skill and desire to address it. In short, too many of America’s young people were being trapped in unending cycles of poverty (whether or not they could find full-time or part-time work), while American industry ...read more


IBM Corporate Citizenship Drives Humanitarian Efforts to Fight Ebola

Written by Stanley S. Litow | October 27, 2014 | Data Analytics, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Global Health...

Since the latest outbreak of Ebola in sub-Saharan Africa, thousands of people have died from the disease by official count, and the true death toll may be much higher. While Ebola is difficult to contract unless one is exposed to the bodily fluids of a person in the latter stages of the illness, poverty and ...read more


2013 Corporate Responsibility Report Captures IBM’s Moment of Transformation

Written by Stanley S. Litow | August 7, 2014 | Corporate Service Corps, Data Analytics, Disaster Relief & Recovery...

Cloud computing. Data analytics. Mobile computing. Social business. Evolving individually, any one of these developments would be a disruption in the way individuals, societies and businesses relate to each other. Taken together, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile and Social are affecting nothing less than a global transformation of the way organizations operate. But IBM’s commitment to ...read more


Transforming Accessibility with Mobile Technology

Written by Frances West | July 21, 2014 | Accessibility, Cognitive Computing, Data Analytics...

Data digitization and IBM mobile technology will transform accessibility by making everything easier to use. For the worldwide population of more than 1 billion people with disabilities – in addition to older persons, novice technology users and people with language, learning, literacy or situational challenges – IBM is in a unique position to lead the ...read more


Supplier Connection & Supplier Pay Help Strengthen Small Businesses

Written by Stanley S. Litow | July 15, 2014 | Economic Development, IBM Leadership, IBM SmartCloud...

IBM Supplier Connection helps America’s small businesses gain access to large company supply chain spending so they can grow and create new jobs. This free service offering small businesses “one-stop shopping” is powered by the IBM SmartCloud and streamlines the procurement process for both buyers and suppliers. More than 3,500 small companies already are connected ...read more


Working to Improve the Human Condition: The Role of U.S. Private and Corporate Foundations

Written by Joan Spero | June 17, 2014 | Corporate Service Corps, Economic Development, Environment...

In the 1960s, the world was a simpler place. The Cold War structured the international system, sovereign states were the main international actors, physical (versus virtual) warfare was the main security threat, and economic barriers limited international trade and finance. The news cycle was longer than 24 hours, and there was no internet. But today’s ...read more


Australian PM Visit Signals Global Validation for P-TECH Model

Written by Stanley S. Litow | June 12, 2014 | Economic Development, IBM Leadership, P-TECH...

En route to a summit with President Obama, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) for some fact-finding and possible inspiration for a P-TECH program in Australia. Prime Minister Abbott first heard about P-TECH in President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address. Upon his visit – ...read more


Big Data and Analytics to Drive Improved Disaster Management in The Philippines

Written by Mariels Winhoffer | June 4, 2014 | Data Analytics, Disaster Relief & Recovery, IBM Impact Grants...

When Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) slammed into The Philippines last November, its devastating impact underscored the need to manage our responses to natural disasters more effectively. That is why IBM collaborated with the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and trusted business partners immediately following the storm to develop an Intelligent ...read more


Eliminating Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Ghana

Written by Joe Mensah | April 30, 2014 | Corporate Service Corps, Data Analytics, Global Health...

Although as many as 80 percent of Ghanaian women seek prenatal care, HIV testing is often deferred due to a lack of public awareness, limited access to diagnostic tests and cultural stigma. As a tragic result, Ghana is among the world’s 22 countries with the highest burden of HIV infection in pregnant women. But Ghana ...read more


On a Smarter Planet, Every Day Is Earth Day

Written by Wayne Balta | April 22, 2014 | Cognitive Computing, Data Analytics, Environment...

Today is Earth Day, when the world recognizes ways to make our planet greener and more environmentally sustainable. Unfortunately, the way the world works isn’t smart enough to be sustainable. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPJ-SJDQ4UY[/youtube] However, signs of a smarter planet have been popping up everywhere. Organizations around the world are turning too much data into better decisions. The ...read more


Service and the New Dimension of Leadership

Written by Stanley S. Litow | April 11, 2014 | Corporate Service Corps, Data Analytics, IBM Leadership...

It’s been years since we learned that the world is “flat” and that all enterprises – whether commercial, governmental or non-profit – are globally connected. But what we’re still learning in this era of global integration is how to prepare the next generation of leaders to realize what we characterize as the triple benefit – ...read more


“The School That Will Get You a Job”

Written by Stanley S. Litow | February 13, 2014 | Economic Development, IBM Leadership, P-TECH...

Today’s TIME Magazine cover story on IBM’s P-TECH-model school in Chicago is an across-the-board validation of everything that we and our partners in education and government are working to achieve: Transforming America’s approach to education and employment through innovation and leadership Contributing time, technology and expertise (not just cash) to affect meaningful and sustainable change ...read more