It was really great to finally meet our customer WEF. There were representatives from all departments present and we had a good discussion after our presentation. There is a lot going on at WEF and there were many projects mentioned that they would like us to work with. We now have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. The whole IBM team was invited to lunch and after that our bus took us to the next customer, Strathmore university.
After a great presentation by my colleagues we were invited to tea on the terrace together with faculty members and students. I’m so impressed by the students I talked to, they are so smart and are so creative! For their masters degree, they need to come up with an idea for an app and a business around it…and build it. The student I mostly talked to is creating an app for fish farmers to provide them with fish prices and how a fish farm should be managed.
Yesterday we all went to KAAA and learned a lot about the agricultural business in Kenya. What strikes me with all our clients is their energy, enthusiasm and desire to help getting their country to the next level.
Today was our first day in the office at WEF. After a tour with introductions we continued our conversation around our assignment with our contact persons and then kicked off the interviews with different departments at WEF. It is so interesting to get insight in how they are working, their challenges, priorities and stories. Right now there is information overflow in my head, but eventually, the different pieces will fall into place.