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The IBM Client Center: Analytics Solutions Lab officially opens its doors for business

At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Mike Rhodin (Senior Vice President, IBM Software Solutions Group) was joined by IBM colleagues and members of local business, State and local government dignitaries, and academic communities who are partnering to drive analytics innovation, skills, and job creation in the Columbus region.

Having an IBM Client Center focused on advanced analytics will give clients and business partners in the region easy access to both local and global IBM researchers and subject matter experts who can share their insights into emerging analytics technology and solutions and help clients address some of their most challenging issues.

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This partnership between Columbus 2020 and IBM will help grow the economy by ensuring that existing companies are thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the region, and that innovations are cultivated and commercialized.

IBM will launch the client center – which will be home to some of the best and brightest minds in the IT industry – as its first dedicated advanced analytics center. This client center joins IBM’s network of more than 200 other client centers around the globe, and is the first in Ohio.

Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of central Ohio’s research and academic institutions and diverse industries to position the Columbus Region as a national leader in dynamic economic development. The IBM Client Center is key in achieving this as it will be exclusively focused on the “design, build, manage, and support” model to respond to customers’ analytics challenges.

For 95 years, IBM has been a key economic contributor to the state of Ohio.


Creating a first-of-a-kind partnership-led environment to harness the power of Advanced Analytics capabilities for accelerated economic development.

IBM has recently ventured into a first-of-a-kind partnership with The State of Ohio and few anchor companies in the region to announce its first dedicated advanced analytics center at Columbus, Ohio – The IBM Client Center: Analytics Solutions Lab.

The principal mission for this client center is to design, build, implement, and support differentiated advanced analytics solutions and foster a rich environment for collaboration, innovation, and delivery by bringing together the business, technical and academic communities.

As part of the overall Columbus 2020 mission, this center will nurture new analytics talent for the client center and broader community, making Columbus home to some of the best and brightest minds in the IT industry.

The focus on talent, together with its unique collaborative approach, makes the IBM Client Center: Analytics Solutions Lab fertile ground for innovation. By developing leading edge analytics solutions the center will be the destination for ideation around analytics bringing together clients and analytics subject matter experts and researchers from industry and academia. The center will leverage IBM's network of more than 200 other client centers around the world to be recognized globally as a Center of Excellence in the creation and delivery of differentiated advanced analytic solutions.

IBM Client Center: Analytics Solutions Lab will nurture the talent and economic development of the Ohio community for years to come and become a magnet for global companies seeking advanced analytics solutions to transform their organizations.



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Talent and Industry Expertise, Accelerated time to value, Differentiated outcomes, Access to leading edge solutions, Increased collaboration and ideation, Broad scope of capabilities, US-based resources, Real Estate provided by IBM, Network of global IBM Centers  

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The principal mission of the IBM Client Center: Analytics Solutions Lab is to design, build, manage and support advanced analytics solutions for clients in a diverse set of industries. The key capabilities and offerings of this center will be in the following areas:

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Ohio Governor John R Kasich and executives from IBM cut the ribbon officially opening the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics in Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Governor John R Kasich and executives from IBM cut the ribbon officially opening the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics in Columbus, Ohio.

Kenny McDonald shared highlights of a new partnership that will leverage Ohio’s research and academic institutions and diverse industries to become the fastest growing economic region in the country by 2020. As a part of this initiative, IBM is launching the IBM Client Center: Analytics Solutions Lab in Columbus on November 29th. This Center will bring together IBM Software Group, Global Business Services, and Research & Development, to provide a unique environment for clients to invest in advanced analytics, a Center focused on collaboration, accelerating time to value, and nurturing top analytics talent in the US.

Learn more about how Columbus 2020 and IBM are collaborating to develop advanced analytics capabilities and discover how your company can get involved @ Contact Columbus 2020.

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