IBM Brands Managed Infrastructure Services Business Kyndryl
April 12, 2021
will be the name of the new, independent company that will
be created following the separation of its Managed
Infrastructure Services business, which is expected to occur
by the end of 2021.
"Kyndryl evokes the spirit of true partnership and growth,"
said Martin Schroeter, Chief Executive Officer of Kyndryl.
"Customers around the world will come to know Kyndryl as a
brand that runs the vital systems at the heart of progress,
and an independent company with the best global talent in
Kyndryl also announced that it will be headquartered in New
York City. "The decision to base our corporate team in one
of the world's most vibrant and global urban centers
underscores our commitment to the economic health of
cities," Schroeter said.
Kyndryl is a modern adaptation of two words that are central
to the new company's identity and mission. "Kyn" is derived
from the word kinship, referencing the belief that
relationships with people -- employees, customers and
partners -- are at the center of the strategy, and that
long-lasting relationships must be built and nurtured. "Dryl"
comes from tendril, bringing to mind new growth and the idea
that -- together with customers and partners -- the business
is always working toward advancing human progress.
a name is just the start of our journey as a brand," said
Kyndryl Chief Marketing Officer Maria Bartolome Winans. "It
will help identify us and support recognition, but the
meaning of the name will be built and enhanced over time
from our behaviors, aspirations and actions, and what we
enable our customers to do. Our vision is to be the leading
company that designs, runs and modernizes the critical
technology infrastructure of the world's most important
businesses and institutions, ultimately powering human
As an independent company, Kyndryl will open alliances with
a diverse ecosystem of leading technology partners. With the
industry's most experienced talent, and a global base of
4,600 customers, including some of the world's most complex
technology environments, Kyndryl is uniquely positioned to
help customers build strong, secure, resilient and adaptive