Earlier today, I had the honor of joining President Obama, governors of several states and prominent economic and foreign policy experts at the White House to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Much has been written and said about this agreement. I want to share the economic argument for supporting global trade, and why IBM is supporting the ratification of the TPP. As our name proclaims, IBM is an international business. From its founding, our company’s growth and success has depended on the ability to bring innovations to new markets. Thomas Watson, Sr.