IBM Executive Interview, Susan Puglia Part 2 [P-TECH intern]

“Young people…are growing up in an environment where peer pressure to connect and share is much greater than concern about their information ending up in the wrong hands.” – Susan Puglia, IBM VP of Global University Programs Leslieanne John, P-TECH student and IBM CAI intern, conducted a series of executive interview posts exploring topics such as the technical skills necessary for business today and preparing students for the future.  She also looked into technical skills gaps and how technology integrates withRead more

IBM Executive Interview, Colleen Arnold [P-TECH intern]

[To deliver an exceptional client experience], “you have to LISTEN! LISTEN! LISTEN!” – Colleen Arnold, SVP IBM Sales & Distribution January is National Mentoring Month. While there are many definitions and meanings for the word “mentor”, at the core, a mentor is a trusted advisor. This summer, I had the opportunity to mentor Leslieanne John, a star student at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, as she navigated the corporate world for the first time. As an intern, herRead more

IBM Executive Interview, Lauren States [P-TECH intern]

“We are living in a generation of technologies where this combination of technologies will solve the “unsolvable” problems facing the world, and maybe even allow us to think about things that haven’t been thought about yet.” – Lauren States, VP, IBM Software Group Leslieanne John, P-TECH student and IBM CAI intern, conducted a series of executive interview posts exploring topics such as the technical skills necessary for business today and preparing students for the future.  She also looked into technicalRead more

IBM Executive Interview, Mike Rhodin [Biz Leader Latte]

“Watson can achieve in nine minutes what it would take 30 doctors a month to do…we’re actually revolutionizing entire industries and professions with Watson” – Mike Rhodin, Sr VP, IBM Watson Group Leslieanne John, P-TECH student and IBM CAI intern, conducted a series of executive interview posts exploring topics such as the technical skills necessary for business today and preparing students for the future.  She also looked into technical skills gaps and how technology integrates with education.  Her fourth interviewRead more

IBM Executive Interview, Jon Iwata [Biz Leader Latte]

“Initiate something that no one expects you to do and really try.” – Jon Iwata, IBM Sr VP, Marketing and Communications Leslieanne John, P-TECH student and IBM CAI intern, is conducting a series of executive interview posts exploring topics such as the technical skills necessary for business today and preparing students for the future.  She’ll also be looking into technical skills gaps and how technology integrates with education.  Her third interview was with Jon Iwata, IBM Senior Vice President, MarketingRead more