IBM launches research lab in Johannesburg. 2nd research lab in Africa after Nairobi

IBM today announced plans to expand IBM Research – Africa with a new laboratory in Johannesburg beginning April 2015.  It will focus on advancing Big Data, cloud and mobile technologies to support South Africa’s national priorities, drive skills development and foster innovation-based economic growth.

As part of a 10-year investment program through the Department of Trade and Industry and working closely with the Department of Science and Technology, the new research facility will be based at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits).

Read more: IBM News room – 2015-02-06 IBM Expands Global Research Network into South Africa – United States.

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