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IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano

  • Samuel J. Palmisano

    IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano

    Date added: 03 Nov 2011

    New York, NY/November 2, 2011/FPSnewswire/ -- On Nov. 2, 2011 at Columbia University in New York City, IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano discusses the lessons IBM learned over its past 100 years, in a speech commemorating the company's Centennial. Fifty years ago, on March 30, 1962, IBM's second CEO, Thomas Watson, Jr., delivered a speech at Columbia to mark IBM's first half century in business. He declared that in order for a corporation to meet the challenges of a changing world overtime, it must have a sound set of beliefs and be prepared to change everything about itself -- except those beliefs. Watson's declaration became a guiding principal of IBM's management philosophy, enabling it to continuously transform itself to succeed over the long term.(Feature Photo Service) Contact: Lisa Lanspery lisalanspery@us.ibm.com (203) 589-4403