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IBM Smarter Planet University Tour

20 Apr
Wednesday, 04/20/2011 11:15am to 5:30pm
Special Event

IBM Smarter Planet University Tour
IBM Smarter Planet

Campus Center, Cape Cod Room

IBM Smarter Planet University Tour is Coming to UMass Amherst on April 20th!

Scavenger Hunt: Sign-in 3:15 p.m.; Hunt 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.; Info. Session/Prizes: 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
IBM Skills Zone: Througout the event
Future Leaders Session: Sign-in 7 p.m.; event 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Learn more about what it takes to build a smarter planet and understand the skills needed to compete in today's global marketplace.

Compete in a Smarter Planet Scavenger Hunt:

  • Student Teams use cell phones to receive clues/complete tasks on campus designed to help learn how the planet is getting smarter.
  • Free T-shirt for hunt participants.
  • $200 Grand Prize; top 8 Scavenger Hunt Scorers get gift cards!
  • After party/information session, including food, fun, prizes!
  • Register for Scavenger hunt at: http://www.smarterplanetcomestoyou.com

Check out IBM Skills Zones

Visit with IBMers throughout the day to learn more about skills, internships and the tools IBM has to help build a smarter planet. Job Zone, Academic Zone, Skills Zone, Gaming Zone, Expert Zone. Open to all. No registration required for Zones.

Future Leaders Evening Session

  • Smarter Planet Deep Dive
  • Skills for the 21st Century: Future Leaders panel discussion (Community leaders, faculty, VS, entrepreneurs, business partners, alumni, IBM execs and human resources)
  • Networking reception/refreshments
  • (Register separately for Future Leaders session at https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/signup.do?source=swg-bspfl)

Evening Agenda:

7:00 pm -- Sign in, refreshments and network with IBM experts from recruiting, IBM academic initiative, technical experts, serious games
7:30 pm -- Welcome: Smarter Planet for Future Leaders session
7:40pm -- Skills for the 21st Century. What is a Smarter Planet?
8:00 pm -- Facilitated Panel Discussion: Skills for the 21st Century Facilitator: Dan Bonelli, IBM Client Services Executive, Public Sector (Prof. David Smith will be on the panel representing the Department)
8:45 to 9:30 --Q&A, Dessert reception and networking