Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity of people.
Diversity of thought.
A smarter planet for everyone.


Herman Hollerith Tabulating Machine demonstrated, 1911
Herman Hollerith Tabulating Machine, 1911.

CTR logo
CTR logo. 1911.

A legacy of Inclusion

IBM begins a legacy of inclusion, widening its view of the world ahead of diversity advances yet to come in our nation's history.


The Tabulating Machine Company merges with International Time Recording Company and Computing Scale Company to form the Computing - Tabulating - Recording Company (C-T-R), which eventually becomes IBM. Based in New York City, the company has 1,300 employees.


Thomas J. Watson Sr. joins C-T-R and becomes its president within a year. C-T-R donates funds to more than 20 organizations, including the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

C-T-R hires its first disabled person.