Friday, June 5, 2009

What is IBM Corporate Service Corps?

IBM sends future leaders, from countries all over the world, to developing countries to work in teams on projects where IT is used to improve social and economic conditions. It benefits communities by solving problems on the ground. It benefits IBMers by providing them with leadership training and development. And it benefits the IBM by developing a new set of global leaders.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

China bound!

After receiving the notice of selection to IBM Corporate Service Corps, my assignment has just come through and I have accepted!. I have been assigned to China with a departure date of August 2oth. I will be based in Sichuan Province for one month. My team, "China 3", consists of 10 people. We are men and women ranging in tenure from 2 to 13 years and represent 8 countries: Canada, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore and the US. Our team has experience in consulting, finance, IT architecture, project management, sales and marketing.

Friends and colleagues that know me well, know how positively ecstatic I am to receive this assignment. It was only two years ago that I explored Shanghai and beyond -- and deliberated over pursuing a two-year work assignment in IBM Asia Pacific offices. For the past four years and currently, I am enriched in the role I play as global marketing program manger and liaison to Japan and Asia Pacific regions. I have a special place in my heart for Asia. And, China has had great personal meaning for me for many, many years. This is a huge honor for me.