IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced October 16th, 2017 the beginning for the first time in Bulgaria the IBM Corporate Service Corps initiative which will support country’s overall economic capabilities and competitiveness in areas such sustainability, public health, economic and workforce development.
During the one month IBM’s Corporate Service Corps pro bono consulting programme, consisting of 12 IBM employees from 7 countries (New Zealand, Japan, India, China, USA, Brazil, Argentina), will come to Sofia and work with four organizations to help them develop strategy and improve business environment. The team of business and technology experts will explore the latest and the most effective methodologies for achieving those goals.
Centre for Inclusive Education
is one of the fourth organizations which the IBM CSC specialists will support. The main objective of the IBM CSC team is to design a business development and marketing plan that would allow the Centre to diversify its sources of income and funding, strengthen its reputation, and build an efficient and viable marketing strategy.
The other three causes and organizations are: Project AirBG.info of Foundation Code: Bulgaria
, Green Sofia, project of the Sofia Municipality
and the Executive Agency for Transplantation
Created in 2008, IBM's Corporate Service Corps program sends IBM's top talent to developing countries all around the world to provide pro bono problem solving services to non-governmental, government and small business groups on issues that intersect business, technology and society.
By the end of 2017, IBM Corporate Service Corps will have dispatched approximately 3,500 IBM employees to nearly 40 countries -- making this pro bono problem solving program one of the world's largest.