Tuesday, August 9, 2011

IBM CEO visits IBM Research - Almaden

Researchers at Almaden were thrilled to attend a townhall event with IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano on Thursday, August 4. In his first speaking engagement (to employees) at Almaden, he gave an overview of IBM's first half, and the audience of over 350 enjoyed his casual and personable presentation style, complete with a few friendly jokes.

Following the townhall, Mr. Palmisano presented a Centennial Lecture at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Analyst Rob Enderle, in an article about the event, said:

"I attended a truly brilliant speech last night. It is now one of those that I’ll likely take with me to the grave...[IBM CEO Sam Palmisano] spoke about what it takes to make it through 100 years and I’ll remember both what he said and, more importantly, what he did, which is give IBMers hope."

(Read the rest of Rob's article here: What IBM and Sam Palmisano Could Teach Apple, Microsoft and President Obama on itbusinessedge.com)

Addtional coverage:

Harvard Business Review
IBM at 100: How to Outlast Depression, War, and Competition

EE Times
IBM CEO: How to live to be 100

IBM CEO Palmisano Reflects on Company's 100 Years

IBM's Palmisano: How You Get To Be a 100 Year-Old Company

Watch Mr. Palmisano's lecture at the Computer History Museum: What Changes and What Endures below:

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