Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and Wroclaw, its second largest hyper-technological city, are the two cities I visit every time I go to this country. Accommodating important companies like IBM, Cap Gemini, Nokia Siemens or HP… Wroclaw is becoming one of Europe’s most important IT lungs. This is a good indicator to visually measure its evolution, and God knows that this city has developed a lot since my first trip there in 2010.
Poland has indeed registered a superior annual growth of 2.5% since 2009. This really makes the difference as compared to other European cities (including Eastern Europe) and the rest of the world!
This time, Eric, Monica and I had two goals: to meet a local CEO of one of the most important international telecommunication groups in order to discuss a little bit about the local market and also about the start-ups along with some of the local entrepreneurs. I must definitely visit the Cracow start-up incubator next time I visit Wroclaw. Anyway, it seemed to me that Poland is really on the right track in the IT field.
Bottom line, the trip was very rewarding. It is possible to set up alliances there in the HR and IT (software and hardware) engineering fields. Some business partners were also interested in our Group’s Cloud solutions. After closing a deal with our first Polish customer in 2011, there are high chances to extend our business in Poland in the next months.