Buffalo, United States

2013 challenge

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.

City Leader

Byron Brown

Mayor of Buffalo

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