Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Move day

One of the objectives of the CSC project is to immerse the IBM team in the local culture – and I mean the real local culture, not the board room at the Intercontinental. So today, after 2 days of meetings with the local IBM and customer teams, we packed our bags and relocated to Nyeri, a town 142km outside of Nairobi.

Nyeri will be our base for the next 4 weeks – working out of our makeshift “war room” at the hotel, and traveling for meetings as needed. The accommodations are rustic, but we are truly getting to know the local people and way of life. A walk into town center earlier today yielded many handshakes and “Karibu’s” (Swahili for welcome). The Kenyan people are proud of their home - and very hospitable.

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