Monday was quite a busy day for the teams. We started out by meeting the rapidly growing East Africa IBM team, based in Nairobi. One year ago, the IBM presence was only a small subsidiary, and today they are at 45 employees and growing - quite a statement on the local economic growth and relevance of Kenya on a worldwide scale.
This was followed by kick-off meetings with the 3 respective clients at their offices:
- Postal Corporation of Kenya
- Kenya Office of e-Government
- Kenya ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Board
All meetings went very well – project scopes were validated, some questions answered (some pictures taken…), and we were off.
Tomorrow we relocate to Nyeri, our home base for the rest of the project.
Editorial Note: I’m stealing the “Passion and Power” line from Muriuki Mureithi, one of our hosts here in Kenya, and quite a motivational speaker. He has referenced the “passion and power” of IBM and Kenya in many of our meetings – and we as a team have adopted it as our 'war cry' if you will...
|The IBM CSC and Kenya team|