IBM is leading the way to improving business by offering a wide variety of solutions. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world’s most advanced servers and supercomputers. The NEF is a platform for IBM to leverage critical trends such as cloud, big data & analytics, mobile, social business and security, especially in Africa. Together, the NEF and IBM “power growth…while making the world work better.” The NEF and IBM launched the IBM-NEF Visiting Scientist Programme at the NEF Global Gathering 2016 that will see five NEF Fellows visit five IBM research labs across the world. The programme is expected to launch in October/November 2016.