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Profile of registrant

IBM Corporation

Identification number in the register: 7721359944-96
Registration date: 08/01/09 22:55:00

The information on this organisation was last modified on 07/01/15 11:42:17
The date of the last annual update was 07/01/15 11:42:17


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: IBM Corporation
Acronym: IBM
Legal status: Corporation
Website address: http://www.ibm.com

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Virginia Rometty
Position: Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Liam Benham
Position: Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Europe

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 New Orchard Road 
Armonk, New York 10504
UNITED STATES
Telephone number: (+914) 499 1900
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Brussels Office:

Liam Benham
Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Europe
IBM Europe
Ave. de Cortenbergh 116
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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 and a substantial number of our 6809 patents filed in 2013 were filed at the European Patent Office in Munich.
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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information: IBM employees whose job description includes substantial EU advocacy activity.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Nicholas Hodac 13/01/15 08/01/16

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


IBM has a wide interest in public policy. Here below a non-exhaustive list of the main EU initiatives followed during 2014:
- 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)
- Horizon 2020 package
- ERDF regulation
- EU-US Trade Negotations (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
- European Cloud Computing Strategy, Communication COM(2012) 529 final
- 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)
- 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

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
BUSINESSEUROPE
Digitaleurope
European Services Forum
Open Forum Europe
CSR Europe
Lisbon Council
German Marshall Fund
European Internet Forum
Transatlantic Policy Network
NESSI

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 1250000  € - 1500000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 21,920,841 €
Grants: 15,507,559 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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 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, IBM has not compared these figures with what is included in any of its otherwise publicly available financial information.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.