June 11, 2013
Partnership reports to the community June 27
On Thursday, June 27, the Cincinnati USA Partnership for Economic Development will give its 2013 Report to the Community.
This informative event will be hosted by Denyse Ferguson, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Cincinnati USA Partnership of Economic Development who will discuss the Partnership's 2012 year in review. Hear about exciting new ways to catalyyze economic growth and achieve greater prosperity in your community.
Insights and examples will be given by keynote speaker, Stanley S. Litow, Vice President of Corporate Citzenship & Corporate Affairs and President of IBM's foundation, who will discuss what it means to be a "smart city" and future implications regarding the topic. Attendees will also have access to a panel of experts who will discuss today's talent climate and how to attract and retain top talent.
About the speaker:
Stanley S. Litow is IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of IBM's Foundation. Under his leadership, IBM has been widely regarded as the global leader in Corporate Citizenship, and praised for societal and environmental leadership, labor practices, and civic leadership. Under Mr. Litow, IBM has developed innovative voice recognition technology to help children and adults learn to read, a humanitarian virtual supercomputer to speed research on cancer and AIDS, and new digital imaging technology to improve water quality. Mr. Litow helped devise IBM's Corporate Service Corps, a corporate version of the Peace Corps, to train and deploy thousands of IBM's future leaders; thePathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), a grade 9 through 14 schools initiative to engage companies, colleges, communities and schools to help strengthen America's economic competitiveness by connecting education to jobs; and IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge, which is helping 100 cities worldwide become more effective.
Mr. Litow has twice been voted CEO of the Year by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine, and IBM's efforts to improve American education have won the company two Ron Brown Presidential Awards for Corporate Leadership.
June 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Westin Cincinnati, 21 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202