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Companies & groups
New Orchard Road, 1
Armonk, New York 10504
(+914) 499 1900
Avenue de Cortenbergh, 116
Ms Virginia Rometty
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Liam Benham
Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Europe
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected.
IBM in Europe:
IBM is just as much at home in Europe as anywhere else in the world. For more than a century, we have been working in Europe on innovation that matters to Europeans. Four of our European-based lab scientists have been awarded Nobel prizes for physics.
IBM is present all across Europe and our team here is as large as our team in the United States. We continue to invest in Europe: in cutting-edge research and new data center facilities, creating jobs across the continent and fostering a new generation of scientists and technology experts.
IBM plays an active role in Europe’s digital ecosystem, partnering and sharing resources, technology and know-how with start-ups and SMEs, enabling them to be more competitive and innovative. Having been actively involved in the EU’s FP7 research programme, we are now launching collaboration in numerous Horizon 2020 projects – all in an effort to create and innovate for the benefit of Europeans.
In Europe, public services, governments and companies – large and small – work with us to provide more forward thinking, more effective, healthier and safer services to their citizens & customers.
As a major investor and employer in Europe, IBM has a wide interest in public policy. Here below a non-exhaustive list of the main EU initiatives followed during 2014:
- Horizon 2020
- ERDF regulation
- Proposal for a Directive on conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer ( COM (2010) 378 final)
- European Cloud Computing Strategy, Communication COM(2012) 529 final
- General Data Protection Regulation (Proposal COM(2012) 11 final)
- Proposal for a Directive concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union (COM (2013) 48 final)
- EU-US Trade Negotiations (TTIP) & other EU FTAs' negotiations
- Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Functioning of the Safe Harbour from the Perspective of EU Citizens and Companies Established in the EU COM(2013) 847 final
- Proposal for a Directive amending Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of nonfinancial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups
IBM: Innovation that matters to Europeans, http://goo.gl/Lvy71Y
Public event, ‘Big data and Data Privacy: Social needs, Policy Choices and Responsible Innovation’, Brussels, 23 September 2014
- The Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (DG Connect)
- Cloud Computing Strategy Working Groups (DG Connect)
- NIS Platform
- JRC Working Groups on Innovation and the role of patents
- ITS Platform
IBM is also member of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation and of the European Innovation Partnership on Water.
100%: 2 75%: 2 50%: 2 25%: 3
Beyond the employees included above, additional IBM experts have been involved in activities falling within the scope of the Register for an amount of time representing less than 5% of their total working hours.
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American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
BUSINESSEUROPE (Advisory and Support Group)
European Services Forum
Friends of Europe / Security and Defence Agenda
Open Forum Europe
German Marshall Fund US
European Internet Forum
Transatlantic Policy Network
Business Software Alliance (BSA)
The American European Community Association (AECA)
01/2014 - 12/2014
1,500,000 € - 1,749,000 €
EU R&D Framework Programmes
2. Estimated costs
IBM has declared the financial support it provides to all networks, trade associations, coalitions and think-tanks that assist IBM in representing itself to the European Institutions - whether or not these organizations have themselves registered as part of the Transparency Register.
With respect to direct representation costs IBM has identified the individuals who have a responsibility to represent IBM to the European Institutions and the percentage of the time they spend in direct representation of IBM's interests.
3. Amount and source of funding
Following the guidelines published by the European Commission, the financial information provided concerning Grants & Procurement is extracted from the 'European Financial Transparency Register' - http://ec.europa.eu/beneficiaries/fts/index_en.htm - for the year 2013 (most recent available information).
Due to the size and complexity of IBM operations across Europe and multiple touch points with the EU institutions, IBM has not compared these figures with what is included in any of its otherwise publicly available financial information.
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