It's a long article about Education of computer sciences, and might
be slightly related to some of the members of the list.
Title: "Power Architecture directions: Two-year-old Academic
Initiative enhances computer science curricula, seeks to reverse
An interview with Gina Poole, IBM Vice President of Innovation and
This is the intro:
The IBM Academic Initiative began in 2004 as an outgrowth of the IBM
Scholars Program, with a focus on enhancing the computer science
curricula at universities around the world and on encouraging more
students to earn degrees and enter careers in computer science. In
the two years since its establishment, the IBM Academic Initiative
has attracted more than 1,900 institutions, over 11,000 faculty
members, and more than 440,000 students to its training programs.
What are the motivations for the Initiative? How does it work? What
is outsourcing doing to the job market? Are there still career
opportunities in computer science in the U.S.?
developerWorks asked Gina Poole about the purposes and directions of
the Academic Initiative and what it can do for the industry as a
whole. As IBM Vice President for Innovation and University Relations,
Gina has worldwide responsibility for developing and executing
internal programs that drive the IBM strategic imperative for
innovation further into the IBM culture and external programs for
collaborating with clients, partners, governments, and academia to
foster innovation. She was previously Vice President of Developer
Relations for IBM with worldwide responsibility for the IBM developer
programs and also led the IBM Academic Initiative. Gina began her
career with IBM in 1984 as a programmer in the personal computer
division. She has held a number of management positions in IBM
software and hardware divisions. She is a certified Project
Management Professional (PMP) and holds degrees in computer science,
business management, and economics.