Did you know a team of IBM scientists set out to accomplish a huge challenge? They built a computing system that rivals a human’s ability to answer questions posed in natural language with speed, accuracy and confidence. The computing system named Watson, competed on Jeopardy! against the show’s two most successful and celebrated contestants -- Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter – in February 2011!
IBM integrates hardware, software, business consulting and IT services into business solutions to meet their customer’s technology goals. Canada is home to the largest team of IBM software professionals outside of the United States. The Canadian lab sites are in Markham, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria—collectively known as the IBM Canada Lab—are responsible for delivering IBM software solutions that are used worldwide.
IBM employs more than 425,000 employees (sometimes referred to as "IBMers") in over 200 countries, with occupations including scientists, engineers, consultants, and sales professionals.