IBM turns 100, Party at WC
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Washington College helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of IBM by welcoming three of its executives to campus in October 2011. “IBM at 100: An American Icon’s Global Impact on Business and Corporate Citizenship” featured moderator Norris Commodore ’73, Director for Worldwide Contracts and Negotiations at IBM, Catherine Lasser, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Global Distribution Sector of IBM Sales and Distribution, and Sally Scott Marietta, Program Manager for Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs discussing both technology and corporate social responsibility.
IBM, often called “Big Blue,” ranks 18th on the 2011 Fortune 500 list and is first on Fortune’s list of Information Technology Services firms. As an article in USA Today pointed out, “IBM has consistently bet on the introduction of new technology, from time clocks, butcher scales and coffee grinders; to punch-card machines and typewriters; to tape storage, mainframes and personal computers; to acquiring the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers; and, now, to smart social media.”
Commodore, a WC alumnus, is a member of the school’s Board of Visitors and Governors.
SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) was a sponsor of the event, as was the Business Management Department, the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, the Global Perspectives: Research and Writing Program, the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, and the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society.