IBM Leadership

The P-TECH Story

As Brooklyn P-TECH – IBM’s first P-TECH school – celebrates the graduation of six students with their high school diplomas and college degrees two years ahead of schedule, we reflect on what makes P-TECH so special, and look ahead to the model’s expansion across the U.S. and abroad. Stanley S. Litow is IBM’s Vice President […]

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Why Every Day Is Earth Day at IBM

While today is Earth Day, environmental sustainability is IBM’s guiding principle every day of the year. Last month, I participated in a White House roundtable on greenhouse gas reductions, which highlighted leadership by IBM and other large Federal suppliers committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. IBM has long taken environmental sustainability seriously, and we […]

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

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. […]

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Celebrating Women Engineers and Entrepreneurs

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 […]

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Is “Free Community College” a Good Idea?

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? In my latest article for The Huffington Post, you’ll read about the latest data […]

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IBM Partnerships Enable Nationwide Spread of P-TECH Schools

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 […]

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IBM Corporate Citizenship Drives Humanitarian Efforts to Fight Ebola

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 […]

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2013 Corporate Responsibility Report Captures IBM’s Moment of Transformation

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 […]

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Transforming Accessibility with Mobile Technology

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 […]

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Supplier Connection & Supplier Pay Help Strengthen Small Businesses

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Australian PM Visit Signals Global Validation for P-TECH Model

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 – […]

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

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 […]

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Eliminating Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Ghana

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 […]

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On a Smarter Planet, Every Day Is Earth Day

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. However, signs of a smarter planet have been popping up everywhere. Organizations around the world are turning too much data into better decisions. The walls […]

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