It’s official, I’m going on tour. Okay, sadly I haven’t been invited to join The Rolling Stones. But I’m delighted to announce that Exasol have been included in this years’ Tech Tour Growth 50 list – having been recognised as one of the innovative companies that make up the next generation of Europe’s fastest growth equity backed tech businesses: the super scale-ups. And, as the lucky CEO of our fantastic company, I have been invited to take part of the Tech Tour Growth Summit on March 28-29 in Geneva and Lausanne.
And without blowing our collective trumpet here, it was no mean feat. We were chosen from a group of over 300 qualifying companies with impeccable credentials, by a vigorously selective committee chaired by Falk Müller-Veerse, Partner, Bryan Garnier & Co. So we’ll be among more potential European tech ‘unicorns’ (billion euro companies) than you can shake a magic wand at.
At the upcoming summit in Switzerland, I will be speaking at a round table on Business Productivity – and Exasol is in with a chance to win the Tech Tour Growth Award and Tech Tour Innovation Award.
Of course, this isn’t a one-man show. It’s testament to our incredible development team and passion of everyone who has made Exasol what it is. I’m really proud that we not only have the best data analytics platform out there but have achieved this working by genuine values of openness, inclusiveness and integrity in our unique company culture. That’s how we managed to not only innovate with our product but do it in a way that enables our customers to turn their visions into real data strategies, while continuing to push boundaries in the future.
And regardless if we win, I hope it shows that it’s possible to aspire to be a truly global company without sacrificing the ideals that made you want to create your life changing product in the first place.
Exasol – the future of data analytics