I recently found out that a former classmate of mine, Caitlin Halferty, from my master’s program at Georgetown University, will be traveling to South Africa – East London to be more specific – as part of their corporate service corps (https://www-146.ibm.com/corporateservicecorps/). They’ll be working to support tourism efforts in East London, a city close to Port Elizabeth, site of some of the WC matches. Take that Mahindra Satyam!
She’s kindly agreed to blog about her project – so watch out for some posts about real-time/real-life corporate initiatives to support South Africa around the World Cup (and likely soften the market for IBM in the future)!
And I’m hopeful that this connection will be a fruitful and informative one leading up to the games!