IBM makes an impact in Montreal

Written by Sabine Atallah and others | February 14, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

A few years ago, under the initiative of young consultants, IBM Canada partnered with local university students to help OxFam expanding their reach within the Anglophone community in Montréal. What started as a one-time consulting gig, grew into a wonderful mentoring program called IBM ProBono that is helping students throughout Montréal hone their knowledge and more

Mentoring matters: Pour wisdom into others

Written by Monique Collins | January 29, 2020 | P-TECH

Every now and then, everyone gets stuck at a fork in the road, and the path forward is unclear. For me, it happened when I was 21 and had been working in retail for three years. At the time, I was an Operations and Staffing Manager, but felt there was more for me to do. more

Bonds of Trust: Exploring Blockchain’s Potential in Disaster Relief

Written by Rebecca Curzon | January 25, 2020 | Disaster Resiliency

At the 2020 Sundance Festival, IBM unveiled “Bonds of Trust,” a new documentary examining the toll on families struggling to re-build their lives in the wake of a major natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey. At $125 billion in losses, Harvey was one of the costliest hurricanes ever in the United States, according to NOAA. More more

IBMers serving others: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Written by Tia Silas | January 23, 2020 | IBM Volunteers

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” It is one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s most well known quotes and a guiding light for the volunteer activities that many in the United States take part in for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Earlier this week for MLK Day, more

Let’s Talk Safe Tech

Written by Hayley Cohen | January 21, 2020 | Cybersecurity

When I was 13, my parents and I had the talk. No not that talk. I finally had my very own Facebook page, and we needed to have a talk about how to stay safe online. Some pointers included not accepting friend requests from strangers, reporting anything suspicious and, of course, no chatting with boys. more

P-TECH 2019: Paving new paths in education

Written by Joel Mangan | December 19, 2019 | P-TECH

As 2019 comes to a close, I want to thank all the education and industry partners, and IBMers for their energy and dedication to preparing our youth, through P-TECH, for the future of work. When we started this initiative back in 2011 in collaboration with industry partners and educators in the public education system, our more

Support our students, providing help when they need it

Written by Aaron Hobbs | December 17, 2019 | P-TECH

Like many educational administrators in Canada and around the world, I can be guilty of spending too much time staring at a computer screen. In my role as Development Manager for the Six Nations Polytechnic STEAM Academy in Brantford, Ontario, this time is critical to my work. However, I also recognize that if we, as more

An Open Water Data Platform for Clean Water, #OpenWaterTNC 

Written by Shakira Gavin and Joerg Erdmenger | December 11, 2019 | IBM Service Corps

What can bring together IBMers from around the world with diverse business backgrounds and areas of expertise to address one of most pressing environmental issues? IBM Service Corps. This is an innovative social impact program that offers a triple benefit: IBM develops global leaders. IBMers receive leadership training and development. And, local communities and non-profit organizations get support more

IBM Cloud and TJBots in Guadalajara

Written by Selma Pacheco Jimenez | December 5, 2019 | IBM Service Corps

Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking economy in Latin America and has one of the region’s fastest growing tech industries. More than one-third of our population is under 25 years old, and we graduate over 120,000 engineers a year. VC activity is strong, with an increase of 61% in the number of deals over 2017. My more