Philadelphia, United States

The IBM team in Philadelphia was asked to help determine how the city's adult education and workforce training initiatives could be better aligned to create efficiencies, transparency and accountability, and strengthen connections connections between the city's workforce training system and its economic development, education and anti-poverty strategies.

The City of Philadelphia has posted the team's report on the Digital On-Ramps website, the homepage of Philadelphia's initiative to promote anywhere, anytime learning for workforce development.
City Leader
Michael Nutter Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael A. Nutter, the 98th mayor of Philadelphia, took office in January 2008. Previously he served as the councilman of the city's 4th Council District, and has served as the 52nd Ward Democratic Leader since 1990.


Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Ed Blatt Senior Managing Consultant – Child Welfare, Public Health and Family Assistance
John Evans Americas Business Consulting Executive, Worldwide Human Ability and Accessibility Center
Martha Vernon Skills/Enablement Leader, Software Sales
Bertrand Portier Executive IT Architect, Business Process Management
Mary Olson Education Solution Specialist, West & Mid-West
Sugandh Mehta Distinguished Engineer, Financial Services and Cloud Computing
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