IBM Corporate Service Corps
DOT is one of three NGO implementing partners worldwide in IBM's Corporate Service Corps (CSC) and Smarter Cities Challenge (SCC) programs. As an NGO partner to IBM, DOT works through its on-the-ground networks and local expertise to design effective community-based projects to support the deployment of IBM corporate volunteers.
The partnership has served 9 countries, in which DOT has supported 48 teams and 500 IBMers since 2008.
The Corporate Service Corps was launched in 2008 to help provide IBMers with high quality leadership development while delivering high quality problem solving for communities and organizations in emerging markets. The program empowers IBM employees as global citizens by sending groups of 10 - 15 individuals from different countries with a range of skills to an emerging market for four week community-based assignments. During the assignment, participants perform community-driven economic development projects working at the intersection of business, technology, and society.
This program increases IBM's understanding and appreciation of growth markets while creating global leaders who are culturally aware and possess advanced teaching skills. The Corporate Service Corps offers a triple benefit: leadership development for the IBMers, leadership training and development for the communities, and greater knowledge and enhanced reputation in the growth markets for IBM.