IBM Plans Research Lab In Kenya

Nairobi will play host to a new IBM research lab, one of 12 sprinkled worldwide. The lab will focus on tech innovations focused on solving local problems, while keeping costs low, IBM's senior VP of research, John Kelley, told the New York Times. IBM plans to have 50 members working at the facility in five years.

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  • Personally I welcome the move by IBM to open a research lab in Kenya, this will improve lives and create wealth for many.

  • I am not certain it will create wealth. My guess ppl working at these labs will sign non disclosure docs barring them from personally benefiting from the fruits of their hard work. If anything it will make IBM and other firms richer and contribute an even greater brain drain in Africa.