June 23, 2021 | Written by: IGOR PRAVICA
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June 23, 2021
We have never lived in such an extraordinary age with monumental changes taking place over the last year. The extent of uncertainty and change everyone has dealt with in all aspects of their lives throughout the pandemic is unparalleled globally. I am so proud and continue to be inspired by how IBMers in our region have come together to support each other, our business, and our clients.
As we head towards a new post-pandemic era, I am pleased to share more on how we are investing in our people, our partners and our locations, reimagining our physical workspaces and adapting to a new hybrid way of working in our region.
Today we are experiencing an explosion of digital innovation. The potential of technologies such as hybrid cloud, AI, Blockchain, and Quantum have created a powerful opportunity to empower people to do good and help make our world work better. In this era of rapid reinvention, I know that every IBMer is keen to make a mark and help our clients and society solve some of the greatest challenges in a post pandemic world.
Reimagining the workplace – including new headquarters in Budapest and Bratislava
To help IBMers maximise this opportunity, we need the right environment for all of us to thrive.
Like all companies we continue to follow local and company-wide guidance in relation to reopening our locations and when our people return, we will take a hybrid approach that combines the best of how we worked pre-pandemic with the best of the virtual work completed in the past year. We will continue to offer flexibility and choice, blending home and office working. These new offices are also underlining our commitment to the city, our people, clients and partners with a huge emphasis put on creating a green environment.
In Budapest we will be entering an exciting new era by co-locating our home to the Corvin Innovation Campus by Futureal in the immediate vicinity of Corvin Promenade. We will be moving into Corvin Innovation Campus in a phased approach starting in 2023. The contactless office building will deliver our strategic real estate solution with the latest standards of collaborative, green spaces and services.
In Bratislava, IBMers will have the opportunity to be collocated under a single roof in a newly built office building in the Central Business District of Bratislava, called Nové Apollo from the Slovak developer HB Reavis; and the relocation is planned for the first half of 2023. This technology lighthouse will deliver our strategic real estate solution with the latest standards of collaborative space and services, a fully IOT enabled smart building demonstrating IBMers and IBM technologies working together.
Investing in People and Partners
To help our people thrive, we are committed to providing development opportunities to help IBMers succeed in their careers through open, two-way transparent dialogues. We are also recruiting people with specific industry-leading deep technology skills.
In Hungary we currently have openings for HR, Payroll, Sales, Procurement, IT, Finance professionals in our Services and Systems businesses, and also looking for Designers, Architects, Developers, Engineers for Hybrid Cloud and Watson Media. In Slovakia we currently have openings for CRM Consultants, Technology Support Services, Reporting and Accounting Analysts, Java and Python Developers, Cloud Developers in our Services and Systems businesses, and we are also looking for Finance Professionals, Architects, Developers and Engineers for Hybrid Cloud.
To work hand in hand with our workforce we are elevating the role of our ecosystem partners. Globally we are adding hundreds of new partnerships with global system integrators, independent software vendors and major third-party software partners. Together we will deliver more value to clients.
Looking to the future
Our investments in workplace, skills development for IBMers, hiring of new capability and our ecosystem are essential parts of our transformation as IBM continues to help clients to accelerate their digital transformations, return to work smarter, and drive better outcomes for business.