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 ...read more


A day of celebration, a year of social impact

Written by mescala@us.ibm.com | December 5, 2019 | IBM Volunteers

Volunteers are at the forefront of every major conflict, natural disaster and other acute shock. Less visibly, every day and everywhere, [volunteers] tackle stresses that test their resilience, such as poor education, ill health and poverty…Volunteering [is] a fundamental survival strategy, because it enables collective strategies for managing risk. – 2018 State of the World’s ...read more


What Learning Should Be: SkillsBuild creates a path for lifelong learning journey

Written by Lisa Neddam | November 27, 2019 | Corporate Responsibility

Change is the one constant. Our learning tools must keep up with, even anticipate what learners need. Consider, “By 2030, as many as 375 million workers globally will have to master fresh skills as their current jobs evolve alongside the rise of automation and AI-capable machines.” A new IBM Corporate Social Responsibility white paper, What ...read more


Reflections from the field: IBM Service Corps in Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Written by David Green and Paul Thompson | November 25, 2019 | IBM Service Corps

For the past 4 weeks, we’ve been part of a group of 11 IBMers deployed to Edgecombe County in North Carolina as part of the IBM Service Corps program.  This is an IBM leadership development experience focused on delivering social impact for communities facing critical challenges. Our team was tasked with assisting the Edgecombe County ...read more


CyberDay4Girls Brings Strong Mentorship For Girls Interested in STEM

Written by Heather Ricciuto | November 19, 2019 | Cybersecurity

It was 5:50 PM on October 10, 2016 – Canadian Thanksgiving.  I was frantically completing final preparations for our first-ever IBMCyberDay4Girls, which I was to host the following day at our IBM headquarters in Markham, Ontario, while my family waited impatiently for me to join them for Thanksgiving dinner!  And when I say ‘final preparations’, ...read more


Allied Against Cancer: Leveraging technology and multi-sector collaboration to help improve the quality of cancer care in Sub-Saharan Africa

Written by Dr. Solomon Assefa | November 5, 2019 | Health

Scientists in Africa have co-led the development of new tools to help oncologists in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since the mid-1980s, infectious diseases, HIV and AIDS have been the main focus of health initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. But with more than 800,000 new cancer cases each year in the region, and an incidence rate that’s projected to ...read more


Girls Who Code Awarded Inaugural $50,000 IBM Open Source Community Grant

Written by Guillermo Miranda and Todd Moore | October 14, 2019 | Corporate Responsibility

It’s time to make the open source world a little more open. While IBM has a long tradition of supporting diversity and inclusion in open source communities, we’ve now taken it an important step further. In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, that number has dropped to only 24%, with further slips anticipated ...read more


Back to School: P-TECH Voices from Around the World on Why It Matters

Written by Joel Mangan | September 11, 2019 | P-TECH

It’s back to school season but parents, students, and teachers are not the only ones thinking about education – it’s on the mind of industry leaders, too. For nearly the last decade, a labor market characterized by a growing mismatch between skills and jobs has heightened concerns about the continuous widening of the skills gap. ...read more


P-TECH Aims to Make Irish Workforce More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive

Written by Darryl Dowdall | August 21, 2019 | P-TECH

As a P-TECH industry partner working at Irish Life & Canada Life in Dublin’s north east inner city, we’re working to integrate innovative and emerging technologies in our business –with support from local community talent to make our workforce more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. And after last week in New York City at the first ...read more