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Tuesday, June 2 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Featured Session: Recruiting at Scale to Build a Sustainable Culture of Great Design

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IBMers around the world are working on relentlessly reinventing our 104-year-old company and we’re using IBM Design Thinking to help us scale this transformation. We’re focused on closing a massive talent gap of over 1000+ designers within our core business units and in the last 2.5 years, we’re proud to have hired 450+ amazing designers and front-end developers into IBM Studios worldwide and more importantly into fulfilling and challenging careers.

Since we’ve kicked off the design & front-end developer talent mission - we’ve received and have been impressed by thousands of resumes; we’ve asked to see portfolios; and we’ve been curious to learn through about our candidates through their work. To put it simply, we’ve been inspired by great talent - and we love their hearing stories. 

As the head of our global recruiting program, I’ve been asked many times by candidates, universities, conferences, and design organizations what we look for in candidates for IBM Design and how we’ve built a scalable program within the world’s largest technology company. Today, I’m going to tell you …

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Maria Elavumkal

Head of Talent, IBM Design, IBM
Maria Elavumkal is the Head of Talent for IBM Design and is responsible for building high-performing design teams and closing a massive designer talent gap within core business units. She leads the team that successfully hired 450+ designers and front-end developers into IBM Studios... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
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