30 March 2023

IBM and La Salle-URL sign an agreement to collaborate on digital transformation and technological innovation

The agreement endorses the integration of the multinational in the Corporate Board Council of La Salle Campus Barcelona

IBM, a leading multinational in the technology sector, and La Salle-URL, an international university center with seven areas of knowledge, sign an agreement to promote digital transformation and technological innovation, through different projects, initiatives and activities. The agreement also confirms the incorporation of IBM to the Corporate Board Council (CBC), the business council of La Salle Campus Barcelona that works to promote the development of entrepreneurship and economic-social cooperation.

Javier Olaizola, Managing Partner of IBM Consulting for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel; and Josep M. Santos, General Director of La Salle-URL and co-president of the CBC, signed the agreement today at the La Salle-URL campus in Barcelona. “We are very happy that a leading and benchmark company in its sector such as IBM joins our Corporate Board Council. Together we will be more proactive to train the best professionals in order to better respond to social challenges”, explains Josep M. Santos, General Director of La Salle-URL.

For his part, Javier Olaizola assures that “this agreement with La Salle-URL reaffirms IBM's commitment to promoting the digital transformation of our country. Our incorporation to its Corporate Board Council represents another milestone in IBM's important relationship with the university environment, which underscores our commitment to foster the development and knowledge of technologies among those who are called to change the world in the coming years."

During their meeting, Josep M. Santos and Javier Olaizola discussed the importance of consolidating a strategic relationship for both entities which, hand in hand with the other members of the Corporate Board Council, join efforts from a business, social and economic perspective to benefit all members of the CBC and, in turn, to society in general.