AmCham reflects our values and enables us to meet similarly-minded people.
Daiga Auzina-Melalksne, Chair of NASDAQ Riga
Microsoft Latvia organized the campaign "Work From Anywhere!" on May 28 for the 4th consecutive year. The goal of the event is to promote flexible work style and demonstrate Microsoft technologies, which ensure the possibility to work flexibly.
During this campaign partnerships were made with well-known organizations such as telecommunications company Lattelecom, IT company DPA and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) as well as with Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM) and Ministry of Education and Science. Informative partnerships were created with web portals, NGO's and different marketing companies. Overall there were 5 partner organizations and 13 informative supporters and friends for this campaign. Among the participants was Arnis Daugulis, Deputy State Secretary of VARAM, responsible for IT and government e-services.
„Work from Anywhere" day on May 28 took place in the center of Riga, at the Opera square and gathered together around 200 people. The goals of this activity were to raise society's awareness about the advantages of flexible work style, demonstrate the practical aspects of remote work and bring together the younger generation (potential employees) with businesses. Event partner Lattelecom provided free Wifi for all the participants who joined the event.
During the event participants had an opportunity to listen to 5 minute inspiring speeches and take part in 10 different workshops.
People who are professionals and leaders in their field shared their experience, motivated participants to positively change their perspective about flexible work and inspired to look for new ways how to work more productively. 10 workshops were created to satisfy the curiosity of both business people and students. Any interested person could learn more about cloud computing, data backup and the newest devices, as well as - latest marketing trends, government e-services, the use of electronic signature, and other. Students could learn tips on how to be successful during job interviews, gain information about youth NGO's and meet potential employers.
We are very pleased to be part of AmCham and are looking forward to driving innovation forward in Latvia.
Mikko Fernström, General Manager, Biogen Latvia