THINK Policy

IBM Welcomes Administration Proposal to Reform the U.S. Tax System

Washington, D.C. (26 April 2017) – IBM today issued the following statement: “We welcome the President’s tax reform proposal. It contains many features of a competitive corporate tax system that IBM has advocated for years, including a more competitive U.S. corporate tax rate to level the playing field for American companies, and a move to […]

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THINKPolicy #10: Considering the Future and Benefits of Cognitive Computing

Human + Machine Collaboration for the Advancement of Humankind It seems like almost every day a new headline warns us that artificial intelligence (AI) will soon take over the world, or at the very least steal jobs. Even when AI is not in the news, Hollywood offers up a steady stream of entertainment that depicts […]

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THINKPolicy #9: A Conversation with Deputy United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Holleyman

(Editor’s Note: Ambassador Robert Holleyman (ARH), Deputy United States Trade Representative, yesterday spoke to more than 100 IBMers participating in the company’s annual Congressional Fly-in. His remarks focused on the economic importance of the Trans Pacific Partnership, including its landmark digital and e-commerce provisions. Holleyman then sat down with Christopher A. Padilla, IBM’s Vice President […]

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THINKPolicy #8 – Nurturing Europe’s Digital Innovation Hubs to Transform ‘Old’ Industry

The digital age has opened up all sorts of new possibilities for innovators. With unprecedented amounts of data and constantly evolving means to make sense of it, the search for the next big thing becomes more and more intense. Sometimes, though, the key to the future lies in the past. Europe’s industrial base, a historical […]

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THINKPolicy #7: Embracing Blockchain – a New Way to Get Things Done

Every now and then, a technology emerges with the potential to drive sweeping change. The personal computer. The Internet. The smartphone. Cloud computing. They reshaped industries and transformed ways that people and businesses work, connect and collaborate. Another of these exciting breakthroughs is making its way onto the list – the blockchain. In short, a […]

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THINKPolicy #6: Protecting Europeans’ Data

With massive data breaches galvanizing media and public attention, individuals and governments are scrambling to ensure the privacy and security of online information. The European Commission, Council and Parliament are now in the final round of negotiations on a new regulation, which aims to harmonize and modernize Europe’s current data protection regime. IBM supports this […]

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THINKPolicy #5: Harmonizing Europe’s Digital Economy

With massive data breaches galvanizing media and public attention, individuals and governments are scrambling to ensure the privacy and security of online information. The European Commission, Council and Parliament are now in the final round of negotiations on a new regulation, which aims to harmonize and modernize Europe’s current data protection regime. When Europe established […]

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THINKPolicy #4: Safeguarding the Future of Digital Trade

Our world is becoming smarter. We are, quite simply, awash in data. From aircraft engines that alert owners when they’re due for maintenance to wearable devices that can share fitness data directly with your doctor. Businesses, using advanced computing and software, are deriving more and more value from these data flows – in the 21st […]

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THINKPolicy #3: Preserving the Integrity of Encryption

When people see a small padlock icon in their web browser, it gives them a measure of confidence. A sense that their online interactions are secure from prying eyes. At a time when personal information is being stolen from millions of people and sold in black markets across the Internet, that padlock and the security […]

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