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IBM, PNC Partner to Expand Veteran Tech Training Program in Pittsburgh

IBM and PNC Bank have partnered to expand a technology certification program designed for military veterans in Pittsburgh. The Veteran Employment Accelerator program offers a week-long training to certify former service members in the use of IBM software for law enforcement, cybersecurity and national security applications, IBM said Wednesday. “This program is designed …

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IBM Vet John Lainhart Named Senior Strategist at Grant Thornton’s Cyber Risk Advisory Practice

John Lainhart, a former leader of the U.S. public sector cybersecurity and privacy group at IBM, has been appointed as senior strategist at Grant Thornton‘s cyber risk advisory practice. He will oversee the development of cybersecurity offerings for the public sector in his new position, Grant Thornton said Thursday. “It’s essential for agencies to invest …

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Former IBM Group Manager Brendan Hannigan Named Polaris Venture Partner

Brendan Hannigan, former general manager of the security division at IBM, has joined Polaris Partners as a venture partner to support the investment company’s efforts to finance and establish security, cloud and software-as-a-service businesses. He also plans to invest in technology startups and seek new business opportunities in his new position, Polaris said Thursday. “For more than 15 years, we’ve …

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IBM Awards Grants for Five Healthcare Projects; Jen Crozier Comments

IBM has selected five domestic and international organizations to receive public health-related pro bono consulting services worth a total of $2.5 million under the company’s Health Corps program. The winning projects aim to provide chemotherapy medicines in sub Saharan Africa, track and control Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases in Taiwan and Panama, perform health …

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IBM Seeks to Address Community Health Challenges Through New Program

IBM has introduced a program that aims to help communities address primary care concerns, shortage in medical personnel and other healthcare challenges through the adoption of analytics, artificial intelligence and other cognitive technology platforms. Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO, unveiled the IBM Health Corps program at the 13th Annual …

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Re/code: Former AOL President Bob Lord to Join IBM as Chief Digital Officer

IBM has named Bob Lord, former AOL president, as chief digital officer, Re/code reported Sunday. Arik Hesseldahl writes the appointment was announced internally on Monday in a company statement circulated to employees which said Lord will oversee IBM’s digital operations and ecosystem. Lord left AOL six months after Verizon bought the internet company, …

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New IBM Initiative Aims to Address Public Health Issues

IBM has introduced a new initiative to pick heath organizations that will $500,000 in healthcare engagement and expert assistance in an effort to help address public health challenges. The company began to solicit health projects from civil, governmental and social sector organizations for IBM’s health and technology team to solve, …

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