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    • Krakow, Poland:A Technology Hub for Central & Eastern Europe
      Ramon Tancinco
      Chairman, High Tech Committee: American Chamber of Commerce Poland
      Head of Strategy Central and Eastern Europe: Cisco Systems
      Version as of 28 May 2010
      THIS WORK IS LICENSED UNDER THE CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-SHARE ALIKE 3.0 UNITED STATES LICENSE.
    • Agenda
      Speaker Intro
      Krakow Primer
      Krakow by the Numbers
      Krakow Trends
    • Who is in Krakow?
      Multinational R&D: Google, IBM, Motorola, ABB, SABRE, Delphi, Fujitsu
      Offshore BPO: CapGemini, IBM, Motorola, Shell, ACS, Fortis Bank, UBS, Comarch, Unicredito Bank, Tesco, International Paper, HSBC, Lufthansa, State Street, HCL, Philip Morris, Hewitt, Alexander Mann, Hitachi, Accounting Plaza, EDF Energy, UPM-Kymenne
      IT Services: concentrations in video game design and development, web design and development, mobile applications, bioinformatics, and other areas
      Startups such as iLoopMobile, Volantis, Synkia, X-Formation, Test4Load, PipeJump, and many others
      R&D Headquarters for Small and Medium-Sized Companies from Ireland, Israel, UK, Denmark, Norway, and US
    • Why Krakow?
      Large technical/engineering talent pool
      Low cost + stability of European Union
      Multilingual, educated work force
      Great place to live: Beauty, culture, and recreation
    • Krakow Multinational Employment
    • Kraków – employment in Major IT Companies and SSC (ITO)
    • Student numbers – Kraków and Katowice - (one labour region)
      Katowice, located very close to Krakow, create one labour makro region with the highest no. of students in Poland, with min. 2,5 times higher students potential compared to Poznań
      Source: National Statistics Office
    • Growing population in KrakówPositive net migration by region – Krakow on 2nd position in Poland (number per 1000 inhabitants)
    • Krakow’s Transformation into an R&D Center
      1998
      1994
      2002
      2004
      2005
      2006
      2007
      1996
      1992
      2000
      1989
      2002
      2006
      2005
      1998
      2004
      2007
      IBM Launches their Software R&D Laboratory in Krakow
      Sabre reaches 340 Engineers
      2000:Sabre purchases Gradient
      2002: IBM Buys PwC’s Finance BPO Operations
      Motorola Office Opened in Krakow at Jagiellonian Campus Tower
      RafalStyczen sets up IIF, the first Venture Capital fund in Krakow
      Poland joins the European Union
      Sabre reaches 100 Engineers
      Google Opens their first and only Central and Eastern European R&D Center in Krakow
      Sabre reached 600 Engineers
      Poland emerges from Communism
    • Trend Snapshot: The Krakow Mobile Cluster
      Motorola
      EricPol
      Google (Android)
      Volantis
      iLoop Mobile
    • Trend Snapshot: International Start-up Back-Office R&D (last 2 years)
      Synkia (Norway)
      X-Formation (Denmark)
      iLoop Mobile (USA)
      Test4Load (Israel)
      PipeJump (USA)
    • Krakow success stories
      Google
      “For years, Western technology firms have come to Eastern Europe to lure away talented computer-science graduates...but now, the region's universities are producing so many top programmers that many firms are changing tack – and setting up shop at the source. IBM, Motorola, and Google have all opened research labs here in Krakow in recent years.
      Eastern Europeans have dominated international programming competitions in recent years, attracting the attention of tech firms. "When we saw these trends, of people from Eastern Europe winning these contests, we decided to take a closer look," says KannanPashupathy, Google's head of international engineering operations. "People have a huge interest in software, and there's a much deeper grounding in mathematics in the curriculum in these countries"...Cultural, geographic, and economic proximity to Western Europe has given the region an advantage over global competitors like India.” (Christian Science Monitor, “Why Google put a research lab in Poland”, 3/13/07)
      IBM
      “For Big Blue and other IT services companies, Poland's skilled workforce makes up for rising wages with skills that offset Bangalore's low costs. Krakow, Poland, is a nice place to live and work, with a charming old quarter and a lively club scene driven by the city's population of more than 150,000 students. In fact, Krakow seems almost too nice to compete with the raucous, traffic-jammed cities of India as a location for outsourcing...
      Since 2002, IBM has boosted staff in Krakow tenfold...Part of the reason Krakow makes sense for IBM, as well as for Cap Gemini, Motorola, KPMG, and other multinationals is that the university town churns out a steady supply of well-qualified graduates.”(Spiegel Online, “As Good as Bangalore: Why Krakow Still Works for IBM”, 9/26/07)
      CapGemini
      Provides support in 25 different languages. “Krakow has a rich history, but today’s city has a modern face with the kind of infrastructure you’d expect from any European commercial hub...Importantly, it gives us access to the skills we need – 180,000 graduates (30,000 from Krakow) leave Poland’s universities every year.”(“Krakow Centre of Excellence”, CapGemini)
    • Krakow, a university city
      200,000+ students in higher education
      400,000+ students within 100 km
      Over 30,000 new graduates each year.
      ~8,000 IT sciences students; ~5,000 mechanical engineers currently enrolled
      Leading universities in the country
      Jagiellonian University, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow University of Technology, Krakow University of Economics, and others.
      8 universities in Krakow with IT degrees
      SOURCE: TESTHR.PL, CAPGEMINI
    • Krakow culture and lifestyle
      “Eastern Europe’s new bohemian capital” (New York Times)
      EU Capital of Culture 2000; “considered by many the cultural capital of Poland”.
      Entire Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
      With 7 million+ visitors per year, convenient transportation links and infrastructure.
      7 national parks within 200 km; world-class skiing 100 km away.
    • Support for investments
      EU subsidies for service sector job creation
      Polish government support
      Direct aid for R&D and BPO job creation
      Corporate and real estate tax exemptions
      Poland has a large and growing economy: ranked #21 in global GDP, low inflation.
    • Krakow/San Francisco
      SISTER CITIES, AS OF JULY 2009