Wow – what a cool, diverse team – Erica, a Management Consultant; Yu Kit, Chief Technologist; Senil, Innovation Evangelist; Renata, Marcoms Expert; and John Buffalo Golden Boy – we have travelled from as far as Malaysia, Australia , and West Coast of US. We are also being assisted by Martin, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs who is our key liaison with City Hall.
On our first morning as a team we spend some time getting to know each other and learn more about how this project will work.
In the afternoon we drove into City Hall for some informal meetings with the Senior leadership team and got acquainted with what is going to be our working quarters for a good part of the next 3 weeks.
I have to say we were all blown away with how stunning and majestic City Hall is – it seriously reminds me of Gotham City Hall out of Batman.
A tour of City Hall revealed I was not far wrong – the architectural style is now what we refer to as Art Deco – and apparently soon after City Hall was built, the Marvel Comics were introduced and Gotham City hall was modelled off Buffalo’s City Hall!