October 2, 2012 · 6:30 PM
IBM has been innovating for 100 years. Innovation is part of the company's DNA, one of its core values. IBM manages by its values, and it values "innovation that matters, for [its] customers and for the world".
IBM has a history of providing innovation that matters for its customers and for the world -- for example: group life insurance in the midst of the Great Depression; the first professional training school for women in 1935; an equal opportunity policy a decade before the Civil Rights Act; Fortran in 1957; DRAM in 1966; the relational database in 1970; the first ATM in 1972; the barcode; the first laser printer; the personal computer in 1981; a computer smart enough to beat the reigning Grand Champion of chess in 1997; Blue Gene, the fastest computer ever, in 2004; a computer smart enough to beat the reigning champions of Jeopardy in 2011.
In 2012, two groups at IBM - Marketing & Communications and the CIO - have come together to open the IBM Design Lab in NYC -- in this presentation, Rob Purdie, Agile Practice Lead with the IBM Design Lab, will talk about what the Design Lab is, what these two groups hope to establish within IBM, how they intend to do so and the innovation they hope will result.
Rob Purdie is an Agile coach, management consultant, trainer, facilitator and the founder and organizer of the NYC Scrum User Group.
6:30 - Food (sandwiches, wraps, fruit, veggies) and networking
6:50 - Intrapreneur Introductions
7:00 - Presentation
7:30 - Q&A and discussion