Featuring Stanley S. Litow, IBM’s Vice President Emeritus of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President Emeritus of IBM’s Foundation.
Stan Litow, IBM’s former Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, President Emeritus of IBM’s Foundation, and author of the new book, The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward
will speak in the Library’s Cole Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
Stan served as Deputy Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools. And then at IBM, he led the Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs practice, where IBM and Stan were regarded as the global leader in Corporate Responsibility, praised for societal and environmental leadership, labor practices, and civic leadership. With Stan’s guidance, IBM developed innovative voice recognition technology to help children and adults learn to read, and the World Community Grid humanitarian virtual supercomputer to speed research on cancer and AIDS.
Stan is a prolific speaker and author and is a recipient of the Council on Foundations’ prestigious Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking. Stan has twice been voted CEO of the Year by Corporate Responsibility Magazine, and IBM’s efforts to improve American education have won two Ron Brown Presidential Awards for Corporate Leadership.
Louis Gerstner, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of IBM where he is largely credited with turning around IBM's fortunes, will introduce Mr. Litow.
Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. Advance copies of the book can also be purchased by contacting through Diane’s Books at 203-869-1515.
Doors will open at 6:15 pm. Registered patrons must be seated by 6:45 pm or seats will be released to patrons on the event standby line.
We encourage those interested in attending to join our standby line, which will form outside the Cole Auditorium before the event. Patrons will be seated on a first come, first served basis as space allows.