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IBM is marking the 100-year anniversary of its founding on June 16, 1911, with a year-long global initiative. The company will reexamine the history of technology innovation and predict where the world will be in the next 100 years. IBM will use this milestone to engage with business leaders, academia, clients, and local communities in the 170 countries the company does business.

THINK Exhibit Fact Sheet

IBM THINK Forum on the Future of Leadership - Day 1, ckick here, to view individual photos.

IBM THINK Forum on the Future of Leadership - Day 2, click here to see individual photos

IBM THINK EXHIBIT Slideshowto link to the individual photos, click here

Day of Service & other Centennial photos
(high resolution photos for download are listed below)

News releases
Date Title
21 Sep 2011 IBM Boosts Commitment to Africa, Doubles Employee Leadership Development and Public Service Program
20 Jul 2011 IBM Awards Grants to Help Build a Smarter Planet
16 Jun 2011 IBM Turns 100
15 Jun 2011 IBM Donates More Than 2.5 Million Hours of Volunteer Service to Communities Worldwide as Part of Centennial Day of Service
14 Jun 2011 New Book Highlights 100 Years of Progress in Technology, Business and Society
17 May 2011 IBM and ETH Zurich Open Collaborative Nanotechnology Center
05 May 2011 IBM Commemorates NASA's 50th Anniversary of First U.S. Manned Space Flight and the IBMers Who Supported It
27 Apr 2011 IBM Bolsters Employee Volunteerism During Centennial Year
10 Mar 2011 Three Films Chronicle IBM’s Century of Innovation

Images

  • IBM CEO Delivers Speech on Future of Leadership at IBM THINK Forum

    IBM CEO Delivers Speech on Future of Leadership at IBM THINK Forum

    Date added: 20 Sep 2011

    20 September, 2011 -- In New York City, IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano delivered a speech about the future of leadership in the global economy, at IBM's THINK Forum held at Lincoln Center. As part of the company's 100-year anniversary, IBM convened more than 700 leaders from world government, business, academia and science to examine the implications of leadership on organizations and societies and the deep structural changes required to drive progress. Contact: Laurie Friedman, IBM, laurie 1@us.ibm.com, 1-914-499-4608

  • His Majesty The King Of Jordan Addresses IBM THINK Forum In New York City

    His Majesty The King Of Jordan Addresses IBM THINK Forum In New York City

    Date added: 20 Sep 2011

    In New York City, Sam Palmisano (left), Chairman, President and CEO, IBM, with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, at IBM's THINK Forum held at Lincoln Center. As part of the company's 100-year anniversary, IBM convened more than 700 leaders from world government, business, academia and science to examine the implications of leadership on organizations and societies and the deep structural changes required to drive progress. Contact: Laurie Friedman, IBM laurie1@us.ibm.com 914 499 4608

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg Addresses IBM THINK Forum in New York City

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg Addresses IBM THINK Forum in New York City

    Date added: 20 Sep 2011

    In New York City, Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York, spoke to 700 leaders from world government, business, academia and science at IBM's THINK Forum held at Lincoln Center. As part of IBM's 100-year anniversary, the forum examined the implications of leadership on organizations and societies and the deep structural changes required to drive progress. Contact: Laurie Friedman, IBM laurie1@us.ibm.com 914 499 4608

  • His Excellency of Mexico

    His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President, Mexico, Addresses IBM THINK Forum in New York City

    Date added: 20 Sep 2011

    In New York City, His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President, Mexico, spoke to 700 leaders from world government, business, academia and science at IBM's THINK Forum held at Lincoln Center. As part of IBM's 100-year anniversary, the Forum examined the implications of leadership on organizations and societies and the deep structural changes required to drive progress (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM). Contact: Laurie Friedman, IBM laurie1@us.ibm.com 914-499-4608

  • His Excellency Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III

    His Excellency Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III

    Date added: 21 Sep 2011

    In New York City, His Excellency Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, President, The Philippines, delivered a speech to 700 leaders from world government, business, academia and science at IBM's THINK Forum held at Lincoln Center. As part of IBM's 100-year anniversary, the Forum examined the implications of leadership on organizations and societies and the deep structural changes required to drive progressContact: Laurie Friedman, IBM laurie1@us.ibm.com 914 499 4608

  • Her Excellency Laura Chinchilla-Miranda, President of the Republic of Costa Rica

    Her Excellency Laura Chinchilla-Miranda, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Addresses IBM THINK Forum in New York City

    Date added: 21 Sep 2011

    21 September 2011 - In New York City, Her Excellency Laura Chinchilla-Miranda, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, addressed 700 leaders from world government, business, academia and science at IBM's THINK Forum held at Lincoln Center. As part of IBM's 100-year anniversary, the Forum examined the implications of leadership on organizations and societies and the deep structural changes required to drive progress. Contact: Laurie Friedman, IBM laurie1@us.ibm.com 914 499 4608. Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM

  • Her Excellency Laura Chinchilla-Miranda

    Her Excellency Laura Chinchilla-Miranda, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Addresses IBM THINK Forum in New York City

    Date added: 23 Sep 2011

    21 September 2011 - In New York City, Her Excellency Laura Chinchilla-Miranda, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, with Sam Palmisano, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM, at the IBM Think Forum. The company convened 700 leaders from world government, business, academia and science as part of IBM's 100-year anniversary. Contact: Laurie Friedman, IBM laurie1@us.ibm.com 914 499 4608. Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM

  • IBM's Robert LeBlanc and University of Texas President William Powers

    IBM's Robert LeBlanc and University of Texas President William Powers

    Date added: 23 Sep 2011

    At Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, Robert LeBlanc, IBM senior VP, left, and William Powers, president of UT-Austin, discuss the future of technology systems at a colloquium of industry and academic leaders Friday, September 23, 2011, as part of IBM's 100-year anniversary. Attendees discussed ideas such as the role of mobile computing to new trends such as cloud computing. (Jack Plunkett/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM's interactive THINK exhibit

    At Lincoln Center in New York City, IBM's interactive THINK exhibit

    Date added: 27 Sep 2011

    At Lincoln Center in New York City, IBM's interactive THINK exhibit, open now through October 23, 2011, explores how science and information technology can make the world work better. Built to commemorate IBM's centennial, the free exhibit boasts a massive, 123-foot display that streams live data feeds captured from nearby sensors, such the flow of traffic (bottom) and air pollution levels. Helping cities analyze this data can lead to improvements such as easing traffic congestion and improving air quality. (BOTTOM) Nayan Shankaran, 5 (left) and his sister Riya, 3, Philadelphia, PA, explore the exhibit. (Feature Photo Service)

  • IBM's Sam Palmisano

    IBM's Palmisano Delivers Centennial Speech at Computer History Museum

    Date added: 05 Aug 2011

    4 August, 2011 -- In Silicon Valley, Calif., at the Computer History Museum, IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano delivers a Centennial speech about the lessons IBM has learned during its past 100 years. IBM opened its first Silicon Valley office in 1943 in San Jose. The company has invented many technology breakthroughs at its local Research Center relating to storage and databases, which are the foundation for many of today’s Silicon Valley businesses. Contact: Lisa Lanspery, lisalanspery@us.ibm.com, 1-203-589-4403

  • IBM CEO Sam Palmisano and Computer History Museum President John Hollar examine the IBM System/360

    IBM CEO Sam Palmisano and Computer History Museum President John Hollar examine the IBM System/360

    Date added: 05 Aug 2011

    In Silicon Valley, Calif., IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano and Computer History Museum President John Hollar examine the IBM System/360 computer, one of IBM’s key technology breakthroughs from the 1960s. The two toured an exhibit at the museum in advance of Palmisano's speech about IBM’s Centennial and the lessons the company has learned during the past 100 years.

  • CEO Samuel Palmisano addresses employees at Watson Research Center

    CEO Samuel Palmisano addresses employees at Watson Research Center

    Date added: 16 Jun 2011

    On Thurs., June 16, 2011 in Yorktown Heights, New York, IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel Palmisano addresses employees at a celebration of the company's 100th birthday at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, named after IBM's founder. Mr. Palmisano underscored how IBM's history of innovative thinking has impacted the world and society, telling IBMers the power of their ideas will continue to drive progress.

  • IBM CEO Samuel Palmisano and IBM executives ring The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

    IBM CEO Samuel Palmisano and IBM executives ring The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

    Date added: 16 Jun 2011

    On Thurs., June 16, 2011, IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel Palmisano (center) and IBM executives ring The Opening Bell(sm) at the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the company's 100th anniversary. To commemorate its centennial, more than 300,000 IBM employees around the globe are volunteering over 2.5 million hours of service in their local communities, helping with civic challenges and societal needs in the 170 countries the company does business.

  • Day of Service - San Diego, California

    Day of Service - San Diego, California

    Date added: 16 Jun 2011

    On June 15, IBM volunteers partner with GRID Alternatives to install solar panels in homes for low income families in San Diego, California and throughout the west coast. The effort is part of the company's Centennial Day of Service where more than 300,000 IBMers around the globe have volunteered more than 2.5 million hours of service to communities worldwide.

  • Day of Service - New York City, New York

    Day of Service - New York City, New York

    Date added: 15 Jun 2011

    In celebration of IBM’s Centennial Day of Service on June 15, IBMer Terence Corrigan (right) joins a team of volunteers in New York City working with NYC °CoolRoofs. The team coated city building rooftops with a reflective surface in an effort to reduce energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030. The event was part of IBM’s Centennial Day of Service where more than 300,000 IBMers around the globe have donated more than 2.5 million hours of service in their local communities, helping with civic challenges and societal needs.

  • Day of Service - Cristina Andrade helps students in Rio de Janerio, Brazil

    Day of Service - Rio de Janerio, Brazil

    Date added: 17 Jun 2011

    In celebration of IBM’s Centennial Day of Service on June 15, IBM volunteers introduce 400 elementary school children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to technology. IBMer Cristina Andrade (left) helps students develop reading skills at Francisco Alves School.

  • Day of Service - Samuel Palmisano Teaching in Baltimore, MD

    Day of Service - Samuel Palmisano Teaching in Baltimore, MD

    Date added: 15 Jun 2011

    On June 15, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland, IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel Palmisano returned to his hometown to teach students at Digital Harbor High School about the importance of science and math as part of IBM’s Day of Service, a series of global volunteering events to celebrate IBM's Centennial. More than 300,000 IBM employees around the globe are volunteering over 2.5 million hours of service in their local communities, helping with civic challenges and societal needs.

  • Day of Service - Perth, Australia

    Day of Service - Perth, Australia

    Date added: 15 Jun 2011

    On Weds, June 15, 2011 in Perth, Australia, IBMer Maryam Tehrani (centre pink) helps seniors like Rona Jardine better understand computers and emerging technology through training on Internet safety, email, mobile phone texting and social media as part of IBM's Centennial Day of Service. IBM's Day of Service is designed to have IBM employees use their skills to give back to local communities.

  • Celebration of Service Infographic

    Day of Service Infographic

    Date added: 15 Jun 2012

    300,000 IBMers around the world are volunteering in more than 5,000 projects in 120 countries, meeting civic and societal challenges and serving millions in need. Since January 2011, IBMers, retirees and their families have donated more than 2.5 million hours of service to communities worldwide.

  • Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center

    Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center

    Date added: 18 May 2011

    In its centennial year, IBM is looking to the future at the opening of a new nanotechnology research center in Zurich, Switzerland on May 17, 2011, as part of the IBM Research Colloquia. IBM Fellows and Nobel Laureates Drs. Gerd Binnig (left) and Heinrich Rohrer (right), whose pioneering work paved the way for the study of nanoscience, join IBM Research Senior Vice President Dr. John Kelly III to inaugurate the center, a joint collaboration with university partner ETH Zurich. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Feature Photo Service)

  • Heinrich Rohrer and Gerd Binnig

    Heinrich Rohrer and Gerd Binnig

    Date added: 18 May 2011

    In 1986, IBM scientists Heinrich Rohrer (left) and Gerd Binnig (right) of IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention of the scanning tunneling microscope. (Image courtesy of IBM Research)

  • Sam Palmisano thumbnail

    IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano

    Date added: 27 Apr 2011

    IBM Chairman and CEO, Sam Palmisano, delivers a centennial lecture at Webster University's George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology in St Louis, to discuss the lessons IBM has learned over the past 100 years, Tuesday, April 26, 2011. IBM is marking the 100-year-anniversary of its founding on June 16. The speech followed IBM's 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. (Feature Photo Service)

  • Sam Palmisano thumbnail photo

    IBM CEO launches IBM Centennial at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

    Date added: 01 Feb 2011

    IBM Chairman, President and CEO, Samuel J. Palmisano kicks off IBM's Centennial year with a speech to students at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Md., February 1, 2011. In his speech, Palmisano said IBM's success can be attributed to managing for the long term, which has shaped the company's impact on business and society


Contact(s) for the Press kit

Tara Sucato
IBM Media Relations
1-917-472-3701
tjsucato@us.ibm.com

Laurie Friedman
IBM Media Relations
1-914-499- 4608
laurie1@us.ibm.com

Joe Hanley
IBM UK Media Relations
+ 44-208-844-6972
hanleyj@uk.ibm.com