As Christmas is upon us, we take a moment to appreciate the highlights of 2019
2019 has been a really exciting year. We can definitely say that we are a growth company. The last year we have had a 40% increase in revenue, and it looks like we will continue to grow with even higher numbers in 2020. We really have exciting days ahead, with a lot of opportunities for the future.
Visibility is important, and in the last months, we have seen a lot about BI Builders at Linkedin and Facebook. Customer videos form Brynild Gruppen, Petoro and Norsea Group all make me proud of our company and our services.
As the demand from new and existing customers continues to grow, so does our need for new talent. This year we have strengthened our team with 16 new employees.
Our Oslo office has grown from two to nine highly motivated colleagues, our technical resource pool has increased and we have secured key management roles to assist further growth for BI Builders.
Even with this increase in manpower, we are still looking for more to join the team.
Teambuilding trip to Italy
This autumn we went on a teambuilding trip to Italy. It is for most employees one of the highlights of the year. This year it was even together with our better halves.
As a CEO it is important to show appreciation, not only to the employees but also to their partners. It is thanks to their support that we can continue to deliver great results and meet our customers’ expectations.
We had a great weekend in the beautiful city of Florence. Enjoying biking, wine-tasting, team development, sightseeing, and fantastic food. We are already looking forward to our next trip.
There has been many great events in 2019. I think we have participated in more than 20 events this year. Among these both Gartner in London and Barcelona together with Pass Summit in Seattle have been most fruitful.
Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in March. Quite a busy week with a lot of visitors and interesting sessions. A busy London week gave a lot of homework for the following weeks.
Gartner IT Symposium in Barcelona in November. The week was packed with meetings, lectures, and visits to our stand in the Expo section. My highlight was Regional Director, Terje Vatle’s presentation on “Why your data platform in the cloud is too expensive and doesn’t deliver on time”.
We also attended PASS Summit 2019 in Seattle. This was a technical event, and the team got valuable insight that they brought back and shared with the rest of the team. SQL Server 2019 was released and looks very promising with respect to future options.
Breakfast Seminar Oslo
As part of our growing presence in Oslo, we invited IT managers, CTO’s and tech-interested contacts to a Breakfast Seminar in Oslo.
The seminar was held at MESH, and we welcomed over 50 eager guests. We are now looking forward to our next breakfast seminar in Stavanger in February 2020.
New York Office
We attended the Innovation Norway’s Entrepreneurial Marketing Programme this spring. A really exciting program put together by Innovation Norway. We learned a lot and gained valuable insight into the American way of running business. If you ever get the opportunity to attend you should all accept. This is really useful.
This summer we announced that BI Builders was opening an office in New York. This is a new chapter for us as a company, and we are excited to take on this challenge. Our Business Development Manager, Henning Hummervoll will lead the process from New York, with close collaboration with the management team and technical support team in Norway
Gaselle Company 2018
For the fourth year, we made the Gaselle list. I am very proud of everyone in BI Builders who has contributed to this success. Not only did we make the list, but we were on the 20th place out of 511 companies!