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This has been a great year for Akvelon. 2017 has was full of growth, conferences, product releases and we’re excited to continue our growth into 2018. Most of all, we are thankful for everyone of you who have helped us succeed this year. We appreciate every employee, client, and partner and we look forward to furthering our success together next year.
We came into 2017 with a growth goal of 25% but thanks to onboarding many new clients such as Reddit, Pinterest, Valant and more, we exceeded this goal and ended with 27% growth. We also expanded into the San Francisco Bay Area with a new office location and grew our company to over 500 employees.
Local and National conferences were also a large focus for us this year. The GeekWire Sports Tech Summit and CloudExpo were two which stuck out. We demoed our augmented reality MiniGolf game which our developers created for the Microsoft HoloLens. Several people stopped by our booth to play the game and compete with other attendees for the best score.
Rush and Jeremiah at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit
In November, we attended CloudExpo conference in the Bay Area and our resident Internet of Things expert presented in a session about Intelligent Bots and managing a smart home from the Cloud. The audience and attendees were incredible and we look forward to attending several conferences in 2018.
Next year will be a period of more growth and investment. Technologies such as machine learning, security and compliance, data analytics, data visualizations and blockchain will be getting more focus along with our other areas of expertise.
The San Francisco area will see an increased investment as we continue to grow our presence around the Bay as we attend more conferences and grow our client base. In addition to the West Coast investments, we will also be looking to the East Coast to setup a new office and onoboard new clients.
Thank you all for your loyalty and trust in 2017. We wouldn’t be where we are without our amazing clients, partners, and employees. Here’s to a great 2018!
A team of Akvelon employees competed in the NASA SpaceApps Challenge and won the Best Use of Hardware award! Read more.
We’re proud to be collaborating with Microsoft to implement the newly released Sports Performance Platform to professional sports teams around the globe. Read more.
New technology was presented at Microsoft Data Insights Summit which will help in player injury prevention through through the use of data and visualization. Read more.
May 25th is a big day in the business world, a day which many organizations have spent years preparing for. On this day, the European Union will begin enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
GDPR seeks to create a harmonized legal framework for Data and Privacy and in effect puts citizens back in control of their data. In light of increasing angst about “data dominance” by a decreasing number of companies and with the recent revelations and “mea culpa’ from Facebook, there has never been a stronger focus on the intersection between Data and Privacy.
As with all such regulations, the tendrils reach much further than what meets the untrained eye. Not only are there strict rules about Data usage, but also on hosting and processing. Furthermore, citizens have the “Right” to be permanently “forgotten.” Companies that decide to flout or ignore this regulation do so at enormous financial risk, not to mention PR risk. To be clear, paying simple lip-service to GDPR doesn’t suffice: companies must furnish proof that they are indeed complying and have reduced the citizens’ exposure to breaches.
There are countless places on the Web to learn about the intricacies of GDPR, but that is not the main point of this blog; instead, here we aim to provoke a discussion by asking a very basic question: “GDPR is here, so now what?”
First in the list of “Now What’s?” is the fact on which most experts agree: Most organizations are woefully underprepared for GDPR. From well-meaning not-quite-ready companies to those that openly disregard and challenge regulation and government authorities, most organizations are unprepared for the stringent requirements nor for the consequences associated with the regulation. There is still a chance to right the ship, and because of this lack of preparedness there will be enormous opportunity in conflict resolution, litigation, and customer-connection/satisfaction.
That said, the real “Now What” is a completely different beast in our opinion. We believe that the pendulum will swing back strongly, in a shift from Corporate self-governance to a Regulation-based world. Increasingly, governments and citizens are fatigued by breaches of privacy and security. Increasingly, governments and citizens believe they have ceded power to a few large technology corporations. Books, academic articles, blogs, and screeds abound on this “abuse” of power. Whatever a person’s politics, there is no doubt a shared concern over the propriety and integrity of the relationship between large Data players and citizens.
What this means is that Regulation will creep back in, in more spheres of business. With this trend, organizations must engage experts both internally and externally on an ongoing and sustained basis to understand, anticipate, and manage the Regulatory frameworks that will emerge.
For some, these issues are cast in a political light. For others, it’s strictly business. Some perceive issues of Data Protection as moral and ethical, while others see them as simply practical. Wherever individuals or organizations stand on GDPR and other regulations, one thing is for certain: All organizations need to prepare for a new paradigm with more vigor than they ever before.
Constantine Korovkin is the COO and Co-Founder of Akvelon. He is passionate about excellence in execution, building successful high-tech businesses, project management, exceeding clients and customers expectations in every way.
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