Over the years IBM's approach to innovation has changed dramatically as the world and its markets have evolved. We truly believe that ideas that come from rich, open and multidisciplinary collaboration will always be more innovative than those we generate on our own. Most recently, we launched Innovation Discovery, born in response to the lessons we've learned about innovation over our 100 years in business. These lessons have taught us that openness, collaboration, an intense focus on clients’ needs, and a holistic view of innovation - beyond just products - are what set IBM apart.
By concentrating the focus solely on what your company and IBM can accomplish together, Innovation Discovery accelerates the process of identifying new areas for growth and achievement. But speeding up the process doesn't mean taking shortcuts: we're working on real solutions based on our collective strengths. Just read through our success stories to start imagining the possibilities.
Innovation Discovery engagements require commitment—of the right people, time, and energy—for both IBM and clients. We assess interested clients to ensure they meet readiness standards in terms of mindset, resources and strategic alignment. To date, companies that lead industries ranging from energy to retail to transportation, from medical to financial services to telecommunications, have shared in the benefits of Innovation Discovery alongside IBM.
This ongoing effort is a "working relationship" in the truest sense.
“...a period of discontinuity is, for those with courage and vision, a period of opportunity. Over the next couple of years, there will be winners, and there will be losers. And though it may not be easy to see now, I believe we will see new leaders emerge who win not by surviving the storm, but by changing the game.”
- Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman and CEO, IBM Corporation