Wednesday, July 30, 2008

IBM-CSC Invitation

A welcome luncheon for IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) Volunteers assigned to the Philippines will be held on 01 August 2008, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Mindanao-Sulawesi Function Rooms in Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City. The CSC is part of the Global Citizen's Portfolio initiative announced last year by IBM’s CEO Sam Palmisano. It is targeted to develop leadership skills while addressing socio-economic challenges in emerging markets. In the country, a CSC team will partner with the Australian Business Volunteers, the Philippine Development Assistance Program and the Davao City Chamber of Commerce & Industry. CSC volunteers will assist the Chamber of Commerce in developing online marketing services and a database of investment opportunities. This initiative is also aimed at involving IBM employees who can contribute valuable and much-needed skills, talent, and capabilities in emerging market countries to pursue engaging, stimulating and creative projects in partnership with these countries and selected NGO partners. IBM volunteers will gain leadership development skills and cultural understanding of their assigned destinations, while contributing to society and partnering with these respective communities and NGOs in meaningful ways.

IBM Express Advantage Solutions Roadshow, featuring the latest I.T. solutions for mid-sized businesses immediately will follow after the luncheon meeting.