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The Road to TechConneXt: Rod Adkins, Tech Pioneer

As IBM's first African American senior vice president and corporate officer, Rod Adkins was instrumental in the creation of Watson, IBM's supercomputer

Rodney C. Adkins is a technology pioneer who was one of the principals behind creating…

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Intel and IBM Set the Diversity Example for Technology, and For Us All

Let's take a moment to acknowledge the tech companies going the extra mile for diversity and inclusion: Intel and IBM

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the tech companies going the extra mile for diversity…

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5 Futuristic Revelations From the TED@IBM Event

A diverse lineup of scientists demonstrated some extraordinary tech at TED@IBM

The TED@IBM event not only showcased a diverse selection of scientists, but it also showed…

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Dr. Kala Fleming, an IBM scientist who leads research in water management, spoke at the TED@IBM Talk.

Prominent Black Scientists Among Speakers at TED@IBM Talk

A dynamic roster of disruptors spoke on topics ranging from sneakers to water mapping

From water research to astrophysics, black scientists represented strongly at the TED@IBM event.

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3 Ways IBM Watson Developer Apps Can Be Used in Business

The cognitive computing system infers personality traits and eases decision making

Watson is a cognitive computing system developed by IBM that isn’t programmed but “learns.” Here…

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Good to Go: Strong Hires That Are Ready to Work

How some organizations are preparing students for the workplace

Completing college isn’t enough. Colleges need to produce strong hires that are ready to work.…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] P-TECH: The School That’s Taking Over the World

This STEM high school is an engine of success

P-TECH, a 6-year, year-round high school in Brooklyn born of a public-private partnership is being…

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IBM’s New Job Perk Makes Travel Easier for Working Moms

Tech giant rolls out plan for nursing moms to ship breast milk home for free

IBM launches program to help working mothers ship breast milk home for free while on…

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Apple and IBM Announce Groundbreaking Enterprise Partnership

Most unlikely of companies team up for what could become total domination

IBM and Apple have announced a partnership that could give Apple an unprecedented presence in…

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IBM Innovation Center Opens in Kenya Center will serve as regional ICT and business development hub

IBM Innovation and Business Development Center Opens in Kenya

Center hopes to fuel growth and innovation in the region.

The goal of the new IBM Innovation Center is to nurture and grow startups and…

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IBM Helps Women's Cooperatives in Tangier Become More Profitable

IBM Makes $4B in Financing Available for Small, Midsized Businesses

Financing available through IBM Global Financing can make obtaining credit easier and more accessible.

IBM aims to ensure that businesses, large and small have access to the right technologies…

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Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow and Global Business Services Chief Technology Officer

Lessons In Mastery

A technology strategist focuses on driving innovation

Young Holley excelled in math and science and quickly realized that he could change the…

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UBR Spotlight: Marketing Maven Teneshia Jackson Warner

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, women’s history maker Teneshia Jackson Warner, founder of…

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Get the Right Team:

For anyone in a position of power you need to have an efficient team to produce results.  According to Davis, when hiring in the education field there are a few things you need to look for that will ensure you’ve found the right match. “Make sure teachers know their content, care about kids and have patience to work with struggling learners,” he says.  “You have them walk through how to deal with struggling learners and to plan lessons to deal with multiple types of learning.”

5 Tips for Success in Education

How to run a school for the betterment of the teachers, students and parents

P-TECH principal Rashid Ferrod Davis shares his personal techniques for managing a staff of teachers…

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6-Year High School Prepares Students of Color for Work in STEM

Underwritten by IBM, P-TECH focuses on giving kids the tools to succeed in the STEM industry

The Department of Education, the City University of New York (CUNY) and IBM partnered to…

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Earl G. Graves, Sr with IBM's Rodney C. Adkins (Image: Corey Shelton/EconoPix, Inc.)

IBM’s $18 Billion Man Named BE Corporate Executive of the Year

Black Enterprise honors the work of IBM's Rodney C. Adkins

Rodney C. Adkins, IBM’s Senior Vice President, Systems and Technology Group, has received the highest…

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Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group and 2011 Black Enterprise Corporate Executive of the Year, Rodney Adkins (Photo by Rayon Richards)

Powered By Success

Rodney Adkins transformed IBM’s Systems and Technology Group into an $18 billion revenue generating machine

A few months before its centennial anniversary celebration, IBM faced one of its greatest challenges.…

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In the News: Mubarak Won’t Run; Raven-Symoné Back on TV; New York Daily News Names Black Managing Editor

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced he will not be running for president during elections in…

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In the corporate world, wearing a suit and tie, or a dress with heels, is the norm. However, techies and entrepreneurs tend to have their own style, preferring to switch things up a bit. A male geek will likely wear a blazer and some sort of graphic tee with jeans. A female techie may add color to her outfit with a pair of trendy earrings. At Black Enterprise we love how CyberSynchs founder, Amos Winbush III (pictured here), keeps his wardrobe business casual with a hint of geek flare.

UBR Morning Post: Top Business Innovator Amos Winbush

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Black Enterprise…

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40 Next: Folu Okunseinde

In celebration of Black Enterprise's 40th Anniversary, we recognize African Americans, ages 21-35, who are changing the world of business

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise is taking a look both forward and…

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