IBM Poland and University of Silesia in Katowice signed an agreement under the terms of which the university will broaden its curriculum with classes using the latest IBM technology and solutions for the development of smarter cities. The agreement also covers extra-curriculum education of students, post-graduates and faculty as to boost the institution’s competitiveness on the higher education market.
IBM in cooperation with the City Hall of Katowice has finished the second stage of the Executive Service Corps initiative. Final recommendations were presented today during a press conference. The group of six top IBM managers from the United States, Singapore and India were living and working in the City for three weeks to analyze strategic growth areas. They were carrying on the work of Team 1 which had visited Katowice in May.
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.
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.