With 40 million people, Poland is one of the largest and most populated countries and the sixth largest economy in Europe. IBM has offices in several cities and its commitment to Poland dates back to 1991. Assignments have focused on all the aspects of company activities, ranging from energy saving programs to creating appropriate and safe work environments.
- ESC Poland 1
30 April 2010 - 22 May 2010
"Poland ESC Team 1 consisted of five participants from the USA and Brazil.
Two teams of IBM Executives deployed to Katowice, Poland in May and July. Team One identified five areas of opportunity where a strategic focus would contribute to make the City Smarter. They met with more than 200 local stakeholders to gather information and insights into the City and regional plans, and recommended focus on the following:
“...Client-facing experience is the biggest personal take-away for me. I received on-the-job mentoring and experience…There is no way that I could have gained this experience in a workshop or class”."
- ESC Poland 2
2 July 2010 - 24 July 2010
"Poland ESC Team 2 consisted of six participants from Singapore, the USA and India.
Two teams of IBM Executives deployed to Katowice, Poland in May and July. Team One identified five areas of opportunity where a strategic focus would contribute to make the City Smarter. Team Two took this forward to build a set of proposals around three points of development:
From one of the participating executives, “A renewed passion and energy for the impact that IBM can have around the world - we can help transform the world into a better place”."
- CSC Poland 1
27 February 2015 – 27 March 2015
"12 participants: Amit Anand (India), Samuel Ho (Singapore), Patricio Diamante (Argentina), Angela Nickels (USA),Rafael Oliveira(Brazil), Latika Raina (India), Calixto Reyes (Mexico), Simon Rucker (Canada), Thierry Ruiz (France), David Schwantes (USA), Urmi Sengupta (India), and Alex Zhu (China) traveled to Lublin, Poland to work with 3 different client stakeholders to deliver consulting services projects through CSC.
Team 1 – City of Lublin: Cooperation with NGOs and Social Participation (Rafael, Calixto, Latika)
Objectives: Support work of the division with tools and means of communication with foreigners, migrants and minority groups, and to provide ideas to start internal communication process within the Municipality.
Team delivered Lublin city hall bank of ideas, a repository system designed to record the foreigners, migrants and minority groups’ ideas, and First Impressions Project: consists of a real time experience in registering the impressions of a foreign person in using Lublin's infrastructure services, access to the University Programs, and information centers.
Team 2 – City of Lublin: Department of Strategy and Investor Services (Amit, Samuel, Angela, Simon, David, Alex)
Objectives: Provide analysis, information and recommendations to the Department of Strategy and Investor Services regarding Data Management, Open Data and Performance Measurement.
Team recommendations for Data Management and Open Data included: Creation of a cross function team to develop Data Management and Open Data Strategies, and Pilot the use of Business Intelligence tools within the Department of Strategy and Investor Services.
For Performance Measurement the team recommended to create a consistent Performance Measurement (PM) system for all city office based on Balanced Scorecard
Team 3: Small & Medium Enterprises Incubator Strategy (Patricio, Thierry, Urmi)
Foundation for Lubelskie Development is a leading institution supporting the development of local SME sector by providing trainings and advisory and information services. The team made recommendations around Promotion, New Products, and Price Policy focus areas.
Community Service Work by the IBM Team included a trip to a local University to share work experiences with students and answer questions.