Between 5th and 23rd of July, the team of six top IBM managers from the USA, India and Singapore continues the second part of the Executive Service Corps initiative in Katowice. The Team 2 passed a first week of the visit. As it was in May, the IBMers will live in the City for three weeks and are collecting information during meetings to prepare final solutions and activities for Katowice and Agglomeration. They focus on several areas which were suggested and diagnosed by the May’s Team 1.
On 20th of May 2010 the Team 1 of the Executive Service Corps (ESC) programme finished its visit in Katowice. The IBM experts had worked in the City for three weeks. During that time the managers met more than 200 representatives of local government, business, academics and organizations to understand and define crucial challenges of Katowice and the Silesian Metropolis. Today, the Team 2 of IBM starts works to continue the initiative in the City.
Katowice, with its 300 000 inhabitants, being the capital and main city of the Upper Silesia Agglomeration with 2 million citizens, is also known for a very well developed transport infrastructure, good location at the crossroads of trans-European transport corridors (III and IV), growing availability of A-class office buildings and highly skilled labour force. Within the radius of 100 km, three international airports are located, including the Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice.
IBM and the City Hall of Katowice finished today a first stage of the IBM Executive Service Corps initiative. Within the framework of the programme the team of five IBM managers from the United States and Brazil were analyzing and preparing main assumptions of the “Smarter City” model.
During the last three weeks the managers met more than 200 representatives of local government, business, academics and organizations to understand and define crucial challenges of Katowice and the Silesian Metropolis.
Katowice’s investment potential was the theme of the “It is worth to invest in” conference which took place in Katowice on 12th of May 2010. Prospective investors interested in new projects, representatives of companies already investing in Katowice, authorities, experts, IBM managers and journalists participated in the meeting organized by the Katowice City Hall and the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland.