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The IBM Business Partner Leaderships Conference brings together executives from IBM Business Partner firms around the world, IBM senior-level executives, and recognized leaders from across business and industry, renowned academics, and many others.

Ravi Marwaha, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners, kicks off the conference at an afternoon General Session on Wednesday, April 30th in the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Speakers include:

  • IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sam Palmisano
  • IBM Executive Vice President Nick Donofrio
  • Google Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Eric Schmidt
  • Dr. Warren Bennis, one of the world’s foremost authorities on leadership
  • Dr. Dan Esty, an acclaimed author and environmentalist
  • Frank Gens, senior vice president, Research, IDC
  • Harvey Koeppel, executive director of the Center for CIO Leadership

In addition to General Sessions in the Nokia Theatre, geography and business unit breakouts are being held in the Los Angeles Convention Center adjacent to the theatre.

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  • Imagine the World in 2050

    Imagine the World in 2050

    Date added: 01 May 2008

    LOS ANGELES, USC School of Cinematic Arts (April 30, 2008) -- Five of IBM’s top scientists met with students and alumni of the school, along with other invitees from the entertainment industry, to “Imagine the World in 2050.” The event launched a collaboration between IBM and USC to explore how combining creative vision and insight with science and technology trends might fuel novel solutions to the most pressing problems and opportunities of our time. Pictured (l. to r.) are Jeff Jonas, Ajay Royyuru, Don Eigler, Sharon Nunes, and Bill Pulleyblank.

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