Overview About the Challenge Smarter Cities Newsfeed Summit 2012 Apply
Buffalo, United States

The economy of the City of Buffalo is full of promise, featuring regional colleges and universities, emerging biomedical research and high tech manufacturing industries – but its citizens also face challenges due to high dropout rates in schools, low youth employment and a fractured network of service providers and business. The mayor asked IBM to help improve employment opportunities for young people by developing a strategy to coordinate youth skill-building and employment activities, improve data-sharing and forge closer partnerships with businesses, public schools and community organizations.
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City Leader
Byron Brown Mayor of Buffalo

Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Renata Bertram Marketing Leader for Public Sector & Smarter Cities, Growth Markets, IBM Australia
Sunil Murthy Business Unit Executive, Cloud Sales Growth Initiatives, IBM US
Lee Yu Kit Executive IT Architect, IBM Malaysia
Erica Webber Associate Partner in Operations & Finance, Global Business Services, IBM US
John DiMarco Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM US
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Smarter Cities Challenge Buffalo team
The Smarter Cities Challenge Buffalo team