At IBM our values of dedication, trust and innovation guide how we respond, how we lead, and how we contribute to our clients and our communities. Those values were on full display in 2020, and they did not go unnoticed.
I’m proud to share that IBM has been named a Forbes JUST 100 company, ranking #11 overall, #1 in the computer services category, and #1 in the communities, customers and environment categories for our industry – moving up in the ranking significantly since last year.
My parents immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and moved to California, where I was born. They eventually settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they worked endless hours doing labor jobs to support me and my two younger sisters as we attended school. My parents may not have been fortunate enough to have a full education but they modeled the value of hard work and dedication to their family, as they wanted us to have all we needed for a successful future. Seeing how hard my parents worked I decided at young age that their efforts will not go to waste.
With a global network of 220 schools, 150,000 students, 200 community colleges and 600 industry partners in 24 countries, P-TECH has become the biggest international public / private education and career readiness initiative of its kind. In the U.S., there are 127 P-TECH schools in 11 states, with five states already producing P-TECH graduates. Get ready for more — perhaps a lot more.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to become the next big information revolution. As we move into an increasingly data-driven world, there is a critical need to build an AI-ready workforce. How are India’s educators and educational institutions gearing up to tap into this huge opportunity?
Among the top 10 trends that will impact the jobs of the future in the Indian economic landscape, increasing adoption of new technology, advances in AI, and expansion of education are particularly significant.
By Neeraj Kaushik | Cloud and AI Solutions Leader - IBM Corporate Social Responsibility
Now and again I'm reminded that the tech projects I work on are used by real people addressing important social issues. Lately, I've been allowed to work as a Cloud and AI Solutions Architect on an interesting project that uses tech to fight human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a massive, $150 billion illegal global industry — more profitable than drugs or white-collar crime. It exploits more than 40 million people worldwide, according to the International Labor Organization.
Nearly a decade ago our company, an innovation company, journeyed to put a new face on technology by creating new pathways to science, technology, engineering and math careers with P-TECH. Diversifying our industry was important then, but even more critical now. The fight against racism and racial inequality is as urgent as ever. Despite much progress since the Civil Rights movement, Black people are still significantly affected by poverty, unemployment, segregated housing, police brutality and other injustices in the United States.
From research labs to the boardroom, responsible stewardship and trust have been hallmarks of IBM’s culture for more than a century.
The annual IBM Corporate Responsibility Report, published on June 29, details IBM’s performance and progress in 2019 and beyond on a wide variety of issues. Those include how the company operates with trust and transparency: how it supports its employees, the company’s social impact, protecting the environment, responsible supply chain management and governance.
As a 17-year-old from Brooklyn, NY, I’m not letting anything damper my ambition—not even a global pandemic.
This year, I’m graduating from the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) school in Brooklyn with both my high school diploma and associate’s degree in computer systems technology. Though students can take up to six years to complete the P-TECH program, I completed it in four years, which makes me proud.