Perspectives

Jumpstarting Careers, Educational Opportunities with Blockchain

The world was a different place in 1979, the year I graduated from Albany State University, in Albany, Ga. When I began my career that year at IBM, I was testing diskettes – a technology that’s foreign to most college students today. Over the course of a 39-year career, I’ve seen the technology sector undergo […]

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Continuously Learning and Reinventing, This Man is Connecting Everything to the Internet

Dinesh Verma is an IBM Fellow, the company’s pre-eminent technical distinction granted in recognition of outstanding and sustained technical achievements and leadership in engineering. Dinesh has worked in IBM Research for nearly 25 years, holds more than 150 patents, is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and heads a team that is focused on […]

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Transitioning to Retirement Pays Off, and Not Just for the Retiree

One day a week and one week a month, Nancy Knuckles gets to play the role of retiree. She has been working on her golf game, experimenting with the game of pickle ball, and she’s also been busy planning her two daughters’ weddings. “I wasn’t sure if I was ready to retire, and it didn’t […]

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Q&A: Accessibility Researcher, Peter Fay, On Leveraging Cognitive

Peter Fay is an Accessibility Researcher at IBM and is working on a number of cognitive projects, including one dedicated to helping people “age in place.” The IBM THINK Blog caught up with Peter recently to get his views on accessibility research, innovation and the next generation of researchers. The following is an excerpt and is […]

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Class Act: The Move from Boardroom to Classroom

You simply cannot ignore the passion in Robert Hazlehurst’s voice when he talks about his job: engineering teacher at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, Colorado. “I love teaching!” he beams. “Seeing the way their (students’) minds work, influencing their direction, and watching them thrive. To be a part of that is just…great.” For […]

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Q&A: IBM Fellow, Dillenberger, on Life, Work, and Innovation

The THINK Blog today kicks off a new series of weekly posts called, Perspectives, that feature stories by and about IBMers who take the “long view” – whether it’s discovering the next breakthrough, starting the next chapter in their career, or examining skills that drive the next wave of innovation. We begin the series with […]

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