How I Went From Studying Theater To Staging Cyber Attacks

Allison Ritter is a Threat Gamification Engineer who works at the X-Force Command Center. This sentence is neither the beginning of a spy thriller nor a part of a futurist plan for Earth 2030. It’s the reality of an IBM employee and her role in keeping data secure. If “Threat Gamification Engineer” doesn’t translate for […]

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My Four Years at IBM = Four Different Careers in Three Cities

Having the option to explore different roles and teams not only is important for professional development, but allows you to find your true passions and a sense of purpose in your career. In today’s world the need and accessibility to new skills create opportunity for new career experiences. Yes, this means that it is possible […]

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This HR Leader Stepped Out Of Her Comfort Zone and Learned How to Sell Technology

Are you the kind of person who loves a challenge? If so, you will enjoy reading this story about an IBMer who was challenged to do something completely different… By Lavanya Lakshmanan At the core of IBM’s ongoing transformation and strong culture of innovation is the focus on building skills through continuous learning. Last year, […]

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Meet Sandile: An IBM Research Masters Intern and ‘Idols’ South Africa Contestant

Being an IBMer means pursuing all of your passions, and inspiring others for doing that. Sandile Skosana, is an IBM Research masters intern based in the lab in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has recently been announced as a participant in this year’s ‘Idols’ TV show in South Africa, where he will be singing and playing […]

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My Resume Includes Winemaking, Guitar Playing—And Web Development

In the world of resumes, Yeshe Wingerd definitely qualifies as having an eclectic career path. At first glance, you might think he’s commitment-phobic, with stints in Sonoma Valley winemaking, music school in Spain, and a six-month web development bootcamp. But look a little closer and it’s clear that this San Francisco native has just been […]

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IBMer Spotlight: Meet Erich Manser

We grab a coffee with IBMers from around the world, and share our chat in this weekly spotlight series. This week you can meet Erich, from IBM US. In the morning, I like my coffee… Maybe not a popular answer, but I’m more of a Green Tea guy!! No cream or sugar, just a hot […]

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Stuck in a Career Rut? Ten Steps to Get Back on Track

By Steve Choquette Are you prematurely plateaued in your career?  Are you stuck at your current level, but don’t know why?  You’re doing all you can.  You’re volunteering for every assignment.  You’re working 10-14 hours a day.   But no promotion. Chances are, everything you’re doing is right, but you’re either in the wrong job, or […]

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Looking for the Elephant in the Room

IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter compares her team’s work to the Indian parable of blind men investigating an elephant: Each blind man feels a different part of the elephant body … [but] their descriptions are in complete disagreement on what an elephant is. Hillery, Director of Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure in IBM Research, believes that “Despite initial […]

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How IBM Made Me Return to the Corporate World

After leaving the corporate world to join a start-up, IBM Executive Heather Clifton thought she would no longer be interested to go back to a large corporation. But an offer from IBM changed her mind. by Heather Clifton My name is Heather Clifton and I am the Chief Marketing Officer for Industry Platforms, an 18-month […]

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Index San Francisco- Inspiring Education and Collaboration Among Developers

By Willie Tejada Last February, IBM brought together partners and competitors for the first annual conference made for developers, by developers—putting our reputation on the line to prove how committed we are to empowering developers from startups, to enterprise, and everyone in between. Sponsors and attendees agreed: Index was a healthy mix of great speakers […]

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IBMer Spotlight: Meet Waka Kobayashi

We grab a coffee with IBMers from around the world, and share our chat in this weekly spotlight series. This week you can meet Waka, from IBM US. In the morning, I like my coffee… Freshly brewed iced or hot black coffee. When I get up to go to work, I look forward to… solving […]

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