Corporate Citizenship

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Why sustainable enterprises are the businesses of the future

Author: Neil Cherry, Senior Partner, Cognitive Enterprise Lead, IBM Services Sustainability. It’s the topic dominating conversations in boardrooms everywhere – as it should be. No longer is it seen as just a checkbox item relegated to a corporate social responsibility committee. More sustainable enterprises are emerging as businesses finally realise just how important it is […]

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Good tech starts with the right people

Author: Daniel Munro, Client Executive – Department of Defence, IBM Australia IBM has a proud history of championing technology for good. The recent global disruption may have exposed entrenched inequalities in our society, but it has also strengthened our resolve to use technology to achieve a future that is brighter for all, not just a […]

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IBM and Soldier On launch SkillsBuild

CANBERRA (14 August 2020) – IBM and Soldier On today announced an official partnership to launch SkillsBuild, a free and open digital learning platform and initiative to help more than 3,000 former Defence personnel and veterans upskill rapidly allowing them to transition into jobs in high demand sectors including tech and cybersecurity. Announced at Parliament […]

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94,000 frog calls and counting: How crowd-sourced science could help heal the planet

Author: Justine Jablonska, Content Director, IBM Industries Godzilla’s dark eyes are deeply set atop his head, giving him near 180° vision. His skin is a bright green. He loves eating insects and is a skilful climber. And like all Australian Tree Frogs, Godzilla has a distinctive croak: an earthy bark somewhere between a seal’s and […]

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Australian bushfire support

All IBMers are heartbroken to witness the devastation caused from the horrific bushfires impacting much of Australia, and we want to acknowledge and thank the heroes of the fire services across the country as well as the Australian Defence Force, who have put their lives on the line to protect people, property and wildlife. It […]

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How AI is breathing new life into te reo Māori with chatbot

Author: Jason Lovell, Reobot creator “Kia ora!” – Whether you’re Māori or not using this greeting says so much about New Zealand and how proud we are of our unique culture. Although, it hasn’t always been this way. It’s only in recent years that we’ve really started to take steps to make sure it remains […]

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Tackling ocean plastic and global poverty with blockchain

Author: Moragh Blyth, Head of Marketing for IBM Brand and Global Markets, Australia & New Zealand Our planet is being choked by plastic. Consider this: • Scientists predict more plastic than fish in the ocean worldwide by 2050 • A ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch,’ a massive floating island of plastic, is now 3 times the […]

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Invention and inclusion: a two-way approach

Author: Fang (Florence) Lu – Master Inventor & Senior Solution Architect at IBM Research Patenting is my passion and inclusion is my responsibility as an inventor. We should always think about how we can include all of the population in the technology we create. Invention and inclusion work very well together, as they can work […]

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Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox

Author: Kylie McLean, Partner – Market Maker, Global Business Services Today, 08 March 2019, marks International Women’s Day. As we celebrate the achievements of women all over the world, it’s also a time to reflect and look towards the future. While we have made progress, there is more we can achieve together to bring about […]

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IBM EXITE Camps inspire girls to explore the world of STEM

Author: Amitee Goulton, Senior Consultant | Data Analyst | Bluewolf (Salesforce) Practice Lead When I started my journey with IBM in January, I was thrilled to learn about the local EXITE camp. I was quick to sign myself up to volunteer at the earliest opportunity. EXITE stands for EXploring Interests in Technology & Engineering. The […]

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Corporate Service Corps in Brisbane finishes with a bang!

Author: Anne McNeill, IBM Corporate Citizenship, Senior Program Manager Since 2008, IBM’s Corporate Service Corps program has sent teams of the company’s most talented employees to provide pro bono counsel to countries in the developing world that are grappling with issues that intersect business, technology, and society. The initiative deploys teams of IBM employees from […]

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