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The new global security landscape, 10 recommendations from the 2012 EU NATO Security Jam
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South Africa's National Planning Commission engages nation's youth as part of national referendum around country's Vision 2030
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HRH The Prince of Wales Start organisation and IBM Jam on "Smarter Business for a Sustainable Future"
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"The Systems of Service", a white paper summarizing key findings in social innovation from Service Jam, Making the World Work Better Through Service
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Coventry City Council and IBM successfully demonstrate new approach to public engagement
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The American Council on Education and the Kresge Foundation sponsored a Jam to identify innovative solutions to the barriers facing returning US Veterans in higher education
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Innovative Ideas Wanted: US Government Hosts an Online Conversation with over 155 countries: 'Global Pulse 2010'
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The emergence of the eco-efficiency economy : 1600 experts agree it's a 'game changer'
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Nearly 2000 students from 40 countries jam on what will make a 'smarter planet'
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Over 1000 companies and organisations join in IBM's InnovationJamTM - The Enterprise of the Future
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Collaborative InnovationTM

In a world where innovation is global, multidisciplinary and open, you need to bring different minds and different perspectives together to discover new solutions to long-standing problems. Therein lies the essence of collaborative innovation.

IBM's Jams and other Web 2.0 collaborative mediums are opening up tremendous possibilities for collaborative innovation — ways of working across industries, disciplines, and national borders.

Brought to you by IBM's Jam Program Office

IBM's Jam Program Office manages and delivers the Jam for both internal and external use. For information, contact Liam Cleaver or Kristine Lawas.

A decade of jamming

Liam Cleaver, Vice President of the IBM Social Insight Group / Jam Program Office, discusses Jams and how they can transform an enterprise.

The history of Jams

Since 2001, IBM has used jams to involve its more than 300,000 employees around the world in far-reaching exploration and problem-solving. ValuesJam in 2003 gave IBM's workforce the opportunity to redefine the core IBM values for the first time in nearly 100 years. During IBM's 2006 Innovation JamTM - the largest IBM online brainstorming session ever held - IBM brought together more than 150,000 people from 104 countries and 67 companies. As a result, 10 new IBM businesses were launched with seed investment totaling $100 million.

Jams are not restricted to business. Their methods, tools and technology can also be applied to social issues. In 2005, over three days, the Government of Canada, UN-HABITAT and IBM hosted Habitat Jam. Tens of thousands of participants - from urban specialists, to government leaders, to residents from cities around the world - discussed issues of urban sustainability. Their ideas shaped the agenda for the UN World Urban Forum, held in June 2006. People from 158 countries registered for the jam and shared their ideas for action to improve the environment, health, safety and quality of life in the world's burgeoning cities.