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Avertra turns to open hybrid cloud capabilities from IBM to provide a common global infrastructure across all workloads

IBM announced a collaboration with Avertra, the global integration services, products and consultancy organization, to help accelerate clients' digital transformation in the energy and utilities industry. Avertra will host its MiCustomer Digital Experience platform on IBM Cloud, helping to build connected E&U organizations that can run more intelligently and securely.

Avertra is leveraging IBM's Cloud Engagement Fund, established as part of IBM's $1B investment into its ecosystem, to access technical resources and cloud credits to support migration of client workloads to hybrid cloud environments, including IBM Cloud. Using advanced offerings from IBM Cloud, including the IBM Kubernetes Service (IKS), Avertra can gain more value from its data to help speed the development of new tools designed to improve efficiency for the industry.


IBM Appoints Gary D. Cohn As Vice Chairman
IBM News, January 5th, 2021
IBM announced the appointment of Gary D. Cohn as Vice Chairman of IBM and member of the IBM Executive Leadership Team.

Mr. Cohn will work in partnership with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna and the IBM Executive Leadership Team on a wide range of business initiatives and external engagement, in areas including business development, client services, public advocacy and client relationship management.

"Gary is a globally respected leader with deep experience operating at the center of business and government," said Mr. Krishna. "As a senior representative of IBM, his knowledge of technology and business transformation, combined with policymaking expertise, will bring unique value to our clients and stakeholders as we accelerate our hybrid cloud and AI strategy."


"Equal access to skills and jobs is the key to unlocking economic opportunity and prosperity for diverse populations," said Valinda Scarbro Kennedy, HBCU Program Lead

Harris-Stowe State University announced today a multi-million dollar collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) on a comprehensive program designed to develop diverse and high demand skill sets that align with industry needs and trends so both students and faculty can develop the skills they need today for the jobs of tomorrow.

IBM and Harris-Stowe State University are building on the need to advance digital skills in education and are dedicated to providing future focused curriculum and educational tools to help train the diverse workforce of tomorrow in fast-growing technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, data science, cybersecurity, cloud and quantum.


Nearly a quarter of CIOs and CTOs surveyed say they are just starting their IT modernization journey or have yet to begin modernizing

"Many corporate IT leaders say their organizations are not prepared for the future IT needs of the business and nearly all are moving to advance their transition to cloud infrastructure, according to a new IBM (NYSE: IBM) survey of leaders at mid-sized and large companies in the United States and United Kingdom.

Of the 380 CIOs and CTOs who participated in the survey, 60% say their company's IT modernization program is not yet ready for the future, according to the recently completed The State of IT Transformation Study conducted by the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of IBM's Global Technology Services division. Nearly a quarter of CIOs and CTOs (24%) surveyed say their company is just starting its IT modernization journey or has yet to begin modernizing, with about a third surveyed saying they are still in the midst of transformation..."


New contract platform makes processing reinsurance contracts more efficient for Thai insurers

IBM announced that Thai Reinsurance Public Company Limited (Thai Re), Thailand's leading technology-driven professional non-life reinsurer, has successfully launched 'Insurer Network,' a reinsurance smart contract production network using IBM blockchain technology on IBM Cloud. Available through ThaiRe Innovation Co., Ltd., the Thai Re subsidiary and IT engine, 'Insurer Network' is designed to bring transparency and speed to its clients in Thailand...

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