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From the punch cards of Social Security Administration to NASA "Moon Shot" to Watson's work now with NIH, public-private partnerships fuel US Competitiveness

  • From the punch cards of Social Security Administration to NASA "Moon Shot" to Watson's work now with NIH, public-private partnerships fuel US Competitiveness

    From the punch cards of Social Security Administration to NASA "Moon Shot" to Watson's work now with NIH, public-private partnerships fuel US Competitiveness

    Date added: 12 Dec 2011

    Hunter College President, Jennifer Rabb and IBM's General Manager of North America, Bridget van Kralingen discuss the role technology has played in increasing the United States' global competitiveness at a forum hosted by IBM and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The attendees discussed how public-private partnerships, such as the implementation of the Social Security Act and its use of IBM punch cards, pushed the country into new frontiers of science and social policy. IBM's van Kralingen told attendees there will be a renewed focus on public-private partnerships to address the country's competitive challenges and innovations from IBM's Watson system could help improve collaboration. (Credit: Feature Photo)