Tanzania Team 7

Tanzania Team 7
At the Morogoro Regional Commissioner Office

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Pre-Deployment Preparation and Jitters

Hello, I'm Andrew Ellis and this is my first post, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of Tanzania Team 7. Our team of 15 is just about a week away from our deployment and the preparations are at full throttle.  We’ll all be meeting up on September 9 in Dar Es Salaam to begin our adventure.  I’ll be joining our team and representing IBM GBS US out of New York.

The team has been broken up into three sub teams, so we can serve three different hosts while in Tanzania.  All three teams presented their work plans during the weekly preparation call this morning, which was quite exciting, as the reality has set in on the great work that we will be performing in Tanzania.

My team (sub-team 1) will be working with the Tanzania Posts Corporation (TPC) to position them as a multi-agency provider, basically looking how TPC can best position the organization to compete in today’s marketplace and offer services beyond postal delivery.  There is still a lot of research to perform before we arrive, but I am confident we are off to a good start.

This post will also serve as the test to ensure that the IBM Social Aggregator picks up the blog entries.  So, with that I’ll type #IBMCSC #Tanzania and cross my fingers…

Until next time,

- Andrew Ellis


  1. Woowww I feel so exited about our adventure, it will start in less than 7 days. We have being very fortunate to have this amazing opportunity.

    I am also in sub-team 1, we will be working with our host Tanzania Posts Corporation, I feel confident that we will be able to help them with a Business Plan to achieve their goals. Tanzania 7 team expertise and teamwork will aloud to help Tanzania's Org. in all 3 sub-teams.

    My special thanks to Tom Burke, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), IBM Corporate Service Corps, our friends and families and of course to my Tanzania 7 team.

    See you soon!

    Aremi Carrillo, Mexico
    I am an IBMer =)

  2. Hi Tanzania Team 7! Good luck with your adventure in Tanzania. I am excited about for you as I know you will enjoy it as long as you make the best of the time you have. Time will fly by so live every day to the fullest.

    Br, Virve from Finland missing Africa
    CSC Kenya 3 team memer (in country assignment in July 2011)

    PS: Say hi to Phillip! :-))

  3. I'm Tom Duffy (Andrew Ellis's Manager)
    Good Luck to Team 7. I am excited for you all as well. I know you will all be working hard, but remember to have some fun and learn about the people and culture. Keep up the posts as I want to hear all about the adventure.