IBM Research – Australia
IBM Research – Australia is one of twelve research laboratories comprising IBM Research. Located in Melbourne, it is involved in social media, interactive content, healthcare analytics and services research, multimedia analytics, and genomics. The lab is headed by Vice President and Lab Director Joanna Batstone.
According to the Australian Trade Commission IBM Research – Australia will be the company’s first laboratory combining research and development in a single organisation.
IBM has had a presence in Australia since 1936, and is investing in a laboratory expected to feature a staff of 150 to help Australia better compete in the emerging digital economy. The opening of the Melbourne lab in 2011 received an injection of $22 million in Australian Federal Government funding and an undisclosed amount provided by the government of the state of Victoria.