To build a Global Company, we must look to provide Global Opportunities whenever we can. The Global Fellowship Program is a key component of this. It provides employees with the opportunity to work at any of our over 41 offices throughout the world. While on a fellowship, employees are able to share experiences with other co-workers and clients, and are able to experience another culture, another way of life. It is the ultimate technology transfer system.
Why Do Our Employees Participate in the Global Fellowship Program?
To share best practices!
Alessandra Ughi, Conference Support, IDC Italy: "I spent wonderful days in Singapore. I saw the way that the A/P conference team works and we shared experiences. In this way, we learned new business models and new ways to promote our events and our brand. I think that the Global Fellowship Program represents a very useful means to know other cultures and to improve the offer to our customers."
To add to their knowledge base!
Research Manager, Wireless & Mobility, IDC Australia:
"The observations and lessons gained from my visit have already been documented in an IDC study, which compares the Australian and UK mobile market environments and discusses trends that Australia players can learn from Europe. The Fellowship has augmented my knowledge base by adding Europe to my existing Australia/Asia Pacific and North American market backgrounds, equipping me with a truly global perspective. The opportunity to be working out of a foreign office and interacting with colleagues and clients on the other side of the world was very exciting and very valuable for me. I have also established excellent friendship with my counterpart in London, which is mutually beneficial both professionally and personally."
To make key contacts with regional vendors!
Bryan Ma, Sr. Manager, IDC Singapore: "My trip to various offices in the A/P region provided three incredibly valuable benefits: 1) it allowed me to witness the cultural buying patterns of consumers and the tremendously complex distribution channels in these local regions, 2) it allowed me to work closely with IDC's A/P Analysts and finally put a face on the name, and 3) it allowed me to make key contacts with regional vendors, many of which are not actively promoting themselves in the US and thus difficult to reach."