With a history of 109 years, IBM is a leader in innovation serving organizations throughout the world. It operates in 175 countries with about 350,000 employees.
In 2019, IBM earmarked more than 5 billion dollars in research and development activities, carried out in 12 centers world-wide, with over 8,500 engineers, scientists and designers from 54 countries.
Since 1993, the company has continuously led the ranking of patents filed in the United States: of the 9,260 patents granted to IBM in 2019, more than 1,800 were related to AI, 2,500 to cloud and 1,400 to cybersecurity—more than any other company in either area.
IBM has been operating in Italy since 1927 where it has contributed to the innovation of the economy of the country in all industries.
For more info: 2019 Annual Report https://www.ibm.com/annualreport/