2020 was a difficult year and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic was not easy: the majority of events were cancelled, companies shut down, lost clients, performed poorly… but then we have the winds of change that enabled people to keep their jobs by working from home, we learned how to fix problems in a more innovative, adaptive and fast way, and we created new products and new solutions.
Taking a closer look at 2020, we have been quite active and met our goals, maybe in a greater scale than expected.
Technical resilience / innovation
We at DataScouting have been ready to cope with such a challenge for a long time, and that is why moving to fully remote came as something very natural to our team. Our MediaScouting platforms proved to be the right solution for companies looking for cloud solutions, to remain agile and competitive, to consolidate data and processes from multiple offices, maintain full operation across international borders, and to upscale their capacity to meet the evolving requirements. In the field of library solutions, we were especially happy to introduce two new solutions integrating RFID technologies.
Projects – Global expansion – Partnerships
We continued our global expansion working on 20 projects across four continents. We got great feedback from our clients, and we developed new features for our platforms. We expanded our team of sales and integrator partners and worked with several organizations for customizing our machine learning core technologies and our user interfaces to their needs.
Growing our team
Although mostly working from home we grew this year as new people joined our team to support our research, software development, sales, and operations teams. Due to the pandemic new team members joined our team remotely, and mentoring was a process that even using Slack, and Zoom worked quite well from afar.
We were extremely active when it comes to professional events. We were sponsors and exhibitors at two world congresses (AMEC and FIBEP) and an international fair (IBC Showcase), we participated in more than 30 webinars (as organizers and attendees), and we were speakers and panelists in at least ten local and global events related to media intelligence, media relations, measurement and evaluation of communication, library and archive solutions, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
Committees – Acknowledgement
We are proud members of AMEC and FIBEP and this year we had an especially active role in both international associations. Sophia Karakeva, our Communications and Marketing Executive, is FIBEP Vice President and member of the AMEC International Group. We are also proud to be founding members of TechSaloniki and Technopolis AI Cluster. And we could not be more proud of our CIO, Stavros Doropoulos, who was shortlisted for the Young Professional of the Year AMEC special award.