A constant state of innovation

Digital is the wires, but digital intelligence, or artificial intelligence as some people call it, is about much more than that. This next decade is about how you combine those and become a cognitive business. It’s the dawn of a new era.

VIRGINIA M. (GINNI) ROMETTY, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, IBM

2012 year-end from continuing worldwide operations

Revenue:
$104.5 billion
Net income:
$16.6 billion
Total assets:
$119.2 billion
Number of employees (worldwide):
434,246
Stockholders of record:
491,541

* All dollar figures are US

A closer look at IBM

Managing Director

Abraham Thomas

Abraham Thomas
Managing Director
IBM Singapore Pte Ltd

Senior management

About Abraham Thomas

Abraham Thomas was appointed to the role of Country Managing Director of IBM Singapore in October 2017. Prior to this, he was IBM Global Business Services Managing Partner from July 2015 to September 2017. He was the Country General Manager, IBM South Africa from July 2012 to end June 2015. In his current role, he is responsible for the business and operations of IBM in Singapore.

From January 2011 to June 2012, he was Vice-President of System Sales, Systems and Technology Group - IBM Growth Markets Unit, headquartered in China. In this role he oversaw sales of IBM Servers and Storage Systems in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, CEE and MEA regions, for clients from a diverse set of industries.

Prior to that, Abraham held various appointments in the Systems and Technology business in the Asia Pacific and the Growth Markets Units. He was also Vice-President of General Business in ASEAN/South Asia from July 2004 to September 2007, where he was responsible for sales and marketing of IBM product and services to this segment of the market.

Between January 2001 and June 2004, he was the Managing Director of IBM India and IBM Global Services India, based in Bangalore. And prior to this, he was the Director, Financial Services Sector for IBM ASEAN/South Asia, overseeing and managing IBM’s operations, sales and marketing activities to banking, finance, securities and insurance organizations across six countries in this region.

Abraham began his career with IBM in 1986 as Territory Representative for the Small and Medium Business solutions unit. In his 30 years with IBM, he has undertaken many roles including product management, sales, marketing and various management positions in ASEAN/ South Asia and in Asia Pacific.

He was recognized by IBM’s Hundred Per Cent Club for exceeding his sales quota for eight consecutive years. He was also awarded the 1997 IBM ASEAN/ South Asia General Manager’s Award for outstanding business performance. He has also been selected for three Golden Circles, IBM’s premier recognition event.

Abraham is a Business Administration graduate from the National University of Singapore. He was an active executive committee member of the Singapore Computer Society and has organized social networking activities to promote interaction within the local IT industry. He was also a National Council Member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He was named one of the Top 10 IT Executives of the Year in 2001, in a poll run by the IT Nation Business Review magazine.

Abraham is a keen golfer and enjoys reading and travelling. He is married and has three children.

IBM In Singapore

IBM has always had a strong heritage of making substantive contributions to communities in which we work and live. Since IBM began operating in Singapore in 1953, our presence and investments in Singapore have grown many times over - in size and variety.

We have also actively aligned both our business and corporate citizenship activities to Singapore's Smart Nation agenda - including improving liveability and sustainability in urban environments, cultivating future ready skills and talents, and helping to build inclusive communities.

Today, IBM continues to make strategic investments in Singapore to deliver higher value to our clients. We are working with customers around the world to help them become cognitive businesses, by applying IBM's technology and expertise to unlock the value in data and uncover insight in every decision.

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By pooling resources,IBM World Community Grid PCs have performed computations in the equivalent of over 1 million years to help process 23 research projects

Wired to the Community

It's not all about business.

IBM has actively contributed in the areas of education, research and the transfer of technology to aid in upgrading the IT skills and resources of Singapore. The company's contribution totals over $10 million in equipment and more than 20 years of staff time.

Here are some examples IBM's involvement:

Institute of Systems Science: Singapore's premier institution for advanced IT education and R&D in the region today began as a partnership program between the National University of Singapore and IBM in 1981. IBM provided hardware, software as well as overseas expert assignees, visiting researchers and scientists to help ISS achieve international R&D capabilities. Today, the ISS has contacts with IBM development laboratories and R&D centers around the world.

IT Training Programme for Office Workers: Together with the National Computer Board and the National Productivity Board, IBM launched the IT Training Programme for Office Workers in 1988. The IBM-developed curriculum for this nationally certified IT course has benefitted tens of thousands of office workers.

Singapore Quality Award: IBM Singapore is a founder sponsor of the Singapore Quality Award (SQA). The award is instituted as a part of Singapore's national strategy to establish the country's reputation as a producer of quality goods and services. It also aims at motivating companies to achieve quality excellence. The Prime Minister is the patron of the Award.

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