10 May Social Impact Project: The Final Countdown
This is the last article of a three-part series based on our Social project with Aiudo. We have arrived at the final stage of the project. We have already prepared our recommended, final solutions and we need to present our solutions to the client. One should have in mind that we are currently in the lock-down, with limited resources.
Presentation & Delivery
Preparing for our presentation was a unique experience. We had to account for the current lockdown situation, while still wanting to deliver our project to the client in an efficient and effective way. Our main limitations were that the presentations had to be shared through a video conference, on Zoom, and we had to compress all our work into 10 minutes. This was certainly stressful. We had several group meetings to decide what to keep in and what to include in the appendix. Even arranging the meetings proved tricky as team members were scattered around the globe in different time-zones.
To create a more effective remote presentation, we all decided to dress up smart-casual and have a virtual background that would include the “Aiudo” logo. Our introduction had to be catchy to catch the attention of the audience and allow them to realise that we have adapted our presentation to a videoconferencing style. For example, we kindly asked everyone to mute their microphones. What is more, knowing that some of the Aiudo partners and staff had slight weaknesses in understanding English, we decided to arrange a different meeting with them to present it in Spanish too. This allowed Aiudo to better understand our research and solutions and also depicted our commitment to the project.
Overall, it has been a pleasure collaborating with the hard-working and passionate Aiudo team. There was an excellent level of communication between the two parties – which helped in arranging regular meetings with the company, asking questions and sharing any new knowledge or doubts. As a team, we are very supportive of Aiudo’s operations and company mission, and we feel very positive about the results of our project. We are looking forward to seeing some of our solutions being implemented and, who knows, perhaps working with them again in the future.
About the Author:
Dimitris Spyrou is currently completing his master’s in Customer Experience and Innovation at IE School of Human Sciences and Technology. He is fluent in Greek, English and Italian and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and French. An independent, adaptable individual that has lived in four countries and enjoys travelling, new food and a good laugh.
Right after High School, he completed his two-year military commitment as a Sergeant for the National Guard of Cyprus. He completed his bachelor’s degree with honours in Business Studies at Cass Business School in London, with his second degree completed at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
Several internships he completed during his studies included positions as a Content Creator for an Educational Consultancy based in Melbourne and a Market Researcher for a PropTech company in Newbury, UK. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he worked as a Data Analyst in a Database Management company.