Welcome to the December 2018 analyst’s update, seasons greetings to you all!
We have had a great year and we’re delighted that we were finally able to get the new version of the platform up and running. Throughout 2019 we will be adding more functionality to the platform, while simultaneously working hard to drive more users and engagement.
A big thank you to everyone that has been on the platform and passed us your feedback and suggestions. Your recommendations on adding functionality, increasing usability and streamlining the workflows is invaluable to improving our product.
As you have all seen, we have just moved into a new office. The new office is conveniently located above Raffles Place MRT station and opposite Fullerton Bay Hotel – right in the heart of the CBD.
We look forward to welcoming you all here! The new address is:
11 Collyer Quay
#17-00 The Arcade (Office Suite 1702)
We’re also delighted to announce that we will have a new Board Advisor joining us in the New Year. The new Board Advisor has had a long career in Human Resources and has worked with some of the largest technology companies in the World. Their guidance will be invaluable as we look to grow the team and expand our global reach. Keep a look out for the announcement!
We have received requests for an update of the analysts that are currently working with Ecosystm, please see the list below. We would encourage you to connect with them on the platform so you can be updated on their activities such as blogs, reports and mentions in the media.
Ecosystm & Analyst Awareness
Claus Mortensen got some great coverage on Channel NewsAsia with his comments on ongoing concerns surrounding Huawei and the regulatory pressures they are facing from some Western Governments. This was our first engagement with this journalist and (as there was so much commentary from Claus included in this article) we think they were happy with our contribution. Hence are hopeful of a long term engagement with them.
Claus also had his 2019 Predictions for Digital Transformation published on CIO.co.nz CIO New Zealand has been a good outlet for us and they have covered a few of our articles over the last year.
Debashis Tarafadar had an interview with Asia Pacific Metalworking News published. They are a niche publication for the industry.
As mentioned in the last month’s newsletter, Randeep Sudan was asked to make a presentation at Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council at the beginning of this month. This session brought together Microsoft’s leadership team in APAC, as well as the leaders from seventeen of their key regional partners – organisations such as Accenture, EY, Infosys, Hitachi, TCS, Citrix etc. Randeep’s presentation was on some of the macroeconomic trends that are shaping the region and how they will impact the industry over the coming few years.
This session was a huge success as it further improved our relationship with Microsoft and opened doors to some of the leaders within Microsoft’s strong partner network regionally.
Projects & Deals
We’re delighted to announce that a few of the deals we mentioned on the previous newsletter have come to fruition.
Most notably we have secured a deal with Cognizant, this is a consulting project where we will be evaluating and recommending companies that are suitable for Cognizant to invest in to support their business growth in the region.
Another great deal is for Gemalto. They have signed up as a subscriber to our upcoming Information Security study. Adding another vendor as a platform subscriber helps to drive users to the platform and grow our subscriber base. We’d like to express our thanks to Alex Woerndle and Carl Woerndle for their guidance and assistance in putting this study together.
We are also in negotiations with Delphix and Persistent Systems to repeat the very successful roundtables that we ran for them in Singapore last month.
Platform & Data Updates
Further bug fixes are ongoing on the platform, and we will be moving updates from the staging to production environment over the Christmas and New Year period. So you should see some of the issues with dead links and incorrect information being shown on profiles being resolved soon.
The next major update – planned for February- is to totally redesign the social element of the platform. This will provide opportunities for increased engagement throughout the platform and allow for more dialogue, discussion and sharing to take place – and not just focused on platform generated content such as charts, reports and blogs.
As mentioned last month, we’re currently working on the Customer Experience data and that will be uploaded over the coming few weeks, and we’re in the process of finalising and launching the cyber security study in the next few days.
I sent an email last week with a video on how to create blogs directly on the Ecosystm platform, as a reminder you can view it here.
There will be more to follow, but please let me know if there’s anything in particular you would like me to focus on.
With that, we want to thank you for all your support and words of encouragement over the last year. We look forward to continuing our journey, building a fantastic community and helping to drive projects and engagements for you in 2019!
We hope you all have a great festive season!