Our valued sponsor’s for AI Summit 2021
IBM is the longest established IT multinational in Ireland. Since we started operations in 1956 with just three employees working from a room in the Shelbourne Hotel, we have grown to be one of the largest employers in the country. Our employees nowadays are from over 60 countries and work in a variety of business and technology roles across research, software development, and digital sales.
Given that the company is over 60 years in Ireland, it is no surprise that it has had to adjust to different technological trends. Today, IBM has laid the foundation for a new era of technology and business. As a result, we are working with our Irish clients on the next chapter of their digital transformation, as they build agile organisations fuelled by data, guided by insights from AI, and enabled to work in a hybrid cloud environment. With IBM Watson, the pieces are now in place to scale AI with trust and transparency. Next, quantum computing will become part of our client’s journey to what we call the Cognitive Enterprise.
At IBM, we have always taken the long view. This means grounding strategy and business decisions in core values that endure through decades of political, technological and societal change. Our values are:
· Dedication to every client’s success.
· Innovation that matters, for our company and for the world.
· Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships.
Leading with our values is not wide-eyed altruism. It is clear-eyed business strategy. Values attract the best employees. They sustain our client relationships. And they have guided our efforts to lead the industry in modelling what ‘good tech’ looks like.
For example, our Principles for Trust and Transparency have become the global ethical standard of digital responsibility, inspiring businesses and governments around the world that:
· The purpose of new technology is to augment mankind, not replace it.
· Data and the insights it yields belong only to the owner of that data.
· AI should be open, transparent and explainable.
IBM employees also understand that diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice. Consequently, we consider the full impact of our technology on society, and we readily accept our leadership role in making the digital era an inclusive era. As such, we have pioneered corporate social responsibility programs that ensure the many— not just a few— benefit from the digital economy.