IT Management: IBM: Celebrating 100 Years Through Service to Others

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-07-11
 
 
 

IBM Day of Service Infographic

To commemorate the company's 100 years, 300,000 IBMers around the world are volunteering in more than 5,000 projects in 120 countries. Since January, IBMers, retirees and their families have donated more than 2.5 million hours of service to communities worldwide.

IBM Day of Service Infographic

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IBM volunteers introduce 400 elementary school children in Rio de Janeiro to technology. IBMer Cristina Andrade, left, helps students develop reading skills at Francisco Alves School.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Milan, Italy

IBM volunteers and kids cheer as a small robot they built catches a red ball during the Mission to Mars event in Italy.

Milan, Italy

IBM San Diego, Calif.

IBM volunteers partner with GRID Alternatives to install solar panels in homes for low-income families in San Diego and throughout the West Coast.

IBM San Diego, Calif.

Newark, N.J.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Bridget van Kralingen, general manager of IBM North America, help students learn about chemistry in the Sussex Avenue School in Newark.

Newark, N.J.

Toronto, Canada

IBMer and Ostomy Toronto President Mary Penner reviews the latest technologies to help people living with an ostomy stay better connected.

Toronto, Canada

New York City

IBMer Terence Corrigan, right, joins volunteers in New York City working with NYC ??CoolRoofs. The team coated city building rooftops with a reflective surface to reduce energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

New York City

CEO Samuel Palmisano

Teaching in BaltimoreIBM Chairman and CEO Samuel Palmisano, returning to his hometown of Baltimore, teaches students at Digital Harbor High School about the importance of science and math.

CEO Samuel Palmisano

Perth, Australia

IBMer Maryam Tehrani, center, helps seniors like Rona Jardine better understand computers and emerging technology through training on Internet safety, email, mobile phone texting and social media.

Perth, Australia

Bangalore, India

IBM software engineer Susheel Ahuja volunteers as part of IBM's Centennial Day of Service to educate more than 1,000 underserved children in urban India about the importance of math and science.

Bangalore, India

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