I CAN PUT POETRY INTO PRACTICE

At 19, Laurentiu published an award-winning book of poems. Now he writes business articles for Forbes, teaches digital marketing in Bucharest and is a founder of an influential independent literature and photography magazine. He's also a Digital Marketing leader in IBM, focused on casting our clients as the heroes of our stories.

Working at IBM, Laurentiu brings artistry—and significant business results—to digital marketing.

Find out more about life at IBM in central and eastern Europe here.

I CAN USE TECHNOLOGY TO REINVENT AN INDUSTRY—AND MYSELF

Karolina's career has been one of firsts: IBM's first internet banking solution in Poland. The first worldwide WebSphere commerce implementation in the telco industry. And now IBM's first Blockchain-based solutions in Central and East Europe. Karolina and her team are teaching the world to manage use of new, renewable energy sources into the mainstream with blockchain technology.

Working at IBM, Karolina thrives on reinvention, and finds the freedom to investigate, collaborate and become an expert in new technologies.

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I CAN TURN MY CONSUMING CURIOSITY INTO A CAREER IN TECH

Gabriel was caught hacking into his school’s computer system when he was fourteen years old. His principal found out and, rather than send Gabriel to detention, gave him a new laptop. Gabriel channelled his curiosity into learning to code, graduating from PTECH, IBM’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School. These days, Gabriel uses his passion for programming to craft exceptional customer-centric experiences on the web.

Working at IBM, Gabriel is able to apply his thirst for curiosity to a career in programming.

Find out more about the PTECH program here.

I CAN GO FROM COLLEGE HIRE TO CHAMPIONING 3,000+ WOMEN IN 9 MONTHS

Laura graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in mechanical engineering and spent the next 9 months getting hands-on experience in various roles—all within IBM. Thanks to the company’s leadership rotational program, Laura was able to explore roles that ranged from marketing to compliance. Laura joined the Watson Health Sales team, and within months she was tapped to build and lead Women of Watson Health, a community whose mission is to develop and champion women in health.

Working at IBM, Laura jumped from new hire to global champion of women working in her profession within months—not years.

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I CAN CULTIVATE MY CREATIVITY AT IBM.

Yeshe has always been a creative person. He formally studied philosophy and music, including two years honing his Flamenco guitar skills in Seville, Spain. His passion for wine steered him to Sonoma, California to make and sell wine. When that venture took an unexpected twist, Yeshe recognized he could apply the creative process of music and wine making to a new career in technology. After immersing himself in a web design boot camp, Yeshe landed a position as a front-end developer in IBM Design in Analytics where he’s now part of an award-winning design team.

Working at IBM, Yeshe has been able to reinvent himself with a new and unexpected career.

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I CAN BUILD A FUTURE IN WHICH YOUR BRAIN IS YOUR PASSWORD.

Saritha is part of a team researching new biometrics technologies that use a combination of EEG brainwaves and muscular movements to authenticate mobile access. Which means one day you may be able to make a bank transfer while mountain biking—or use nothing but your brain to call for help if injured in a fall. As a key player in setting international standards and developing patents for brainwave and face aging technologies, Saritha is helping to write the technology of the future.

Working at IBM, Saritha is setting the standards on which future breakthroughs in biometrics and security will be built.

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I CAN HELP A VETERAN TRANSITION TO A NEW COLLAR JOB

Frank knows first-hand that service is a way of life for America's veterans. Just as he has experienced and met head on the challenges veterans face when transitioning from the military to the private sector, at IBM Frank is able to use his 15 years' experience in the Intelligence and Defense industries to help guide other vets beyond the tenure of their uniforms. Frank educates American servicemen and women—before they separate from the military—about IBM Security solutions, showing them the many ways their military experience prepares them for new collar jobs in security analysis.

Working at IBM, Frank helps veterans use their military experience to pivot into a different kind of service to the country they love.

Find out more about careers for US veterans here.

I CAN HACK COMFORT ZONES AND FRAME THE FUTURE

Ellie is a mainframer. Whether she's using her skills as a designer and developer to tackle complex problems in a hackathon or bringing together experienced and new-hire mainframe professionals, she challenges people to re-evaluate what they think they know. Ellie and her peers are working with the mainframe to define the future.

Working at IBM, Ellie brings IBM Z to the next generation, demonstrating its relevance to our clients and to the world.

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I CAN CODE A 60 MILE PATH TO HELP BLIND MARATHON RUNNERS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

Holly has written a book and learned five programming languages within a year. But, as technical lead at the London Bluemix Garage, Holly is most proud of the app she and her team created that enabled blind runner Simon Wheatcroft to compete in a 60-mile ultra-marathon through the Namibian desert—without a guide. She's now working on applying analytics to partographs for early identification of problems in childbirth.

Working at IBM, Holly uses her technical leadership skills to create apps that can help people do the impossible.

Learn more about working in the London Bluemix Garage here.

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