The first managerial meeting this year was led by Daniel Jordi, CEO at LeadersBridge. Daniel talked about the Swiss market from the entrepreneur’s perspective and how to build an effective network within it.
What are ITCorner managerial meetings?
ITCorner managerial meetings are a series of events that take place from the very beginning of our cluster’s operation. Every month we invite one guest who for two hours shares knowledge in the areas of IT company management, organizational culture, sales or employment. Depending on the scenario, we encourage you to ask questions during and after the lecture. At the meeting, we host on average several dozen owners and managers from IT companies from our cluster.
Accelerating Sales in the Swiss Market – meeting # 1
In January 2020, our first guest was Daniel Jordi, CEO of the Swiss company LeadersBridge. Every day, Daniel deals with building a network for entrepreneurs and leaders in the new technologies industry. It connects companies seeking answers to specific problems with specialists who can provide appropriate, sometimes unconventional solutions. Daniel told us about the method he uses to organize and conduct meetings (Executive Roundtable framework). It turned out that one of the most important success factors is building the trust needed for an open exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding. This way of operating is surprisingly convergent with the approach we present in our association. You can find out more about our vision and goals in the tab: about the cluster.
LeadersBridge conducted over 40 meetings with professionals from the c-level, thanks to which it enabled generating contracts worth CHF 20 million.
On October 15th, the premiere of the report on the Wrocław IT sector took place. It was co-created in cooperation withARAW. This is one of the most comprehensive market research to date, and the research group consisted of representatives of companies from the SME sector, branches of international corporations, as well as Wroclaw startups.
We researched 120 IT companies (owners and management staff) from Wrocław and conducted in-depth interviews with 15 c-level IT representatives. We asked them about the most important issues related to running an IT business in Wroclaw and about plans for the future, especially those related to innovation and development.
As Grzegorz Rudno-Rudzińskiin the introduction to the report emphasizes: “The report is a valuable source of knowledge for the Wrocław authorities because it is not only a diagnosis of the local IT industry but also a forecast for its development. Therefore, it can help them lead the local ecosystem to innovation. In turn, for potential investors and clients it can be a clue: what are the strengths of the Wrocław IT market, what challenges must it face and how will the local industry be shaped in the coming years. ”
The report was a contribution to the discussion about the future of the IT industry in our city, which took place during the panel at this year’s Made in Wrocław (October 17th, 2019) conference. At ITCorner, we discussed the conclusions of the publication at the annual meeting summarizing the year 2019. During the two-hour discussion led by those responsible for the project Grzegorz Rudno-Rudziński and Jakub Jarosz, there were many important insights and ideas regarding the current situation in our industry. The conclusions regarding the SME environment, especially the evolution of the business model are:
Building competences in the field of global business
A modern approach to sales and marketing
Comprehensive customer service
Strengthening cooperation with other IT companies and the local ecosystem
The report in Polish and English is available at the following links:
On 6th and 7th of June, at the invitation of our partners from SIBB, we visited the capital of Germany.
The trip was organized as a part of the “Berlin mIT Wroclaw” initiative, which includes a series of business visits in Wrocław and Berlin.
On June 6th, as part of the panel “Zwei Länder eine Wirtschaft”, Jakub Orczyk talked about ITCorner at the Berlin City Hall. After this speech, we visited Berlin Partner . It is an organization based on public-private partnership, cooperating with the Senate of Berlin and over 280 companies from the German capital.
In the evening, we met at SIBB Summit, where apart from the networking and conversations, Jakub Orczyk from Vm.pl Software House gave a speech on topics connected to Wroclaw and our cluster.
On Friday, we visited MotionLab.Berlin, a unique organization that provides the startup community of Berlin with space to test their ideas – this is the place where technologies meet with its practical application.
In October, our partners from SIBB are going to visit Wroclaw during the next edition of Made in Wrocław, a conference organized by ARAW.
ITCorner became a community partner of one of the largest conferences gathering fans of new technologies in Central and Eastern Europe!
On 8th and 9th of May, in Gdańsk, the 6th edition of Infoshare took place. Last year over 6,000 guests attended the event. This year the organizers planned 9 thematic paths concerning technology and IT development and their impact on societies. This year’s program was enriched by new topics on the interface between marketing and new technologies (Marketing Automation, Content Marketing, and Social Media).