The result, predictable by those who know the database management subject matter expert, has been an ambitious project that promises to transform the way the association runs its business through the Web, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. Oh, and he's also helping the association acquire government support for a new adult day care center a few blocks from IBM Buenos Aires. This is just one in a growing string of volunteer projects sprearheaded by the ambitious volunteer. Helping with the Asociación Civil Peldaños project are Alfredo Enrique Pediconi, Pablo Scheveloff and Sebastian Freiman, and other IBMers have raised their hands to help when needed. They have a new web page under construction to help with sales of Peldaños baked goods and solicit donations. Improvements in the use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are also on the way. Tomás is also helping obtain government support for an elevator and other improvements to the asociación’s donated building to allow the not-for-profit to expand its mission to include adult day care. The bakery is located just 10 blocks from IBM Buenos Aires, a short walk for Tomás and other volunteers. A friend who knew of Tomás Carlos Otaño's helpful ways approached the Argentine IBMer with a simple request: would he help improve a website and related social media used by Asociación Civil Peldaños, a sheltered workshop for people with Down’s Syndrome?
IBM Argentina's Tomás Carlos Otaño is using social media to help transform the business operations of a bakery run by people with Down’s Syndrome.