This blog will serve to highlight the myriad resources and opportunities at the IBM Nairobi centre, which comprises an IBM Client centre co-located with an IBM Innovation centre. The new facility aims to help foster innovation and opportunity by serving as the heart of the East African technology community, providing unmatched solutions to clients, Business Partners, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, academics and more.
Although IBM has had a presence in Africa for many years (with centres in South Africa and Morocco), recent developments in East Africa -- including increased political stability and the emergence of several fast-growing economies -- have inspired new investor confidence in the region(see this recent CNN video for more details). And now IBM will help power the growth of that ecosystem with resources and know-how to facilitate innovation in a wide range of industries, including banking, government and telecommunications.
On May 8th, we'll be celebrating the launch of this new IBM centre: Dignitaries, IBM executives, and business and IT thought leaders will be on hand to help unveil the new facility and spotlight all that it has to offer.
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We look forward to bringing new opportunities to this fertile business ecosystem, and we hope you'll join us as we work to help build success throughout the region.
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