I’m delighted to be able to share the news that Belatrix has been named a winner of a Silver Stevie Award for Company of the Year in the computer services category, in the 16th Annual American Business Awards. I was also very happy to be recognized in the Executive of the Year category. Of course, since entrepreneurship in reality is a team sport, I am happy to share this award and celebrate with my co-founders Federico Robbio and Luis Robbio, and just as importantly with the rest of our management team and associates that, with their hard work, ingenuity and dedication, make being an entrepreneur much easier than it usually is.
For those of you not familiar with the Stevie Awards, they are one of the U.S.A.’s premier business awards programs. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. This year they received more than 3,700 nominations.
This award reflects the progress that Belatrix has made over the past year. We recently announced that we have hired our 600th employee, and have moved into new headquarters in Mendoza, opened new offices in Bogotá, and further expanded our Lima, Peru delivery center. Our growth is being driven by organizations needing help with new digital technologies and their digital transformations. We’re working with companies to understand what they need, and finding innovative ways to create not just new products and services using technology, but also helping them with the cultural and process changes required for the digital era. We’re finding that Agile development, which has always been the backbone of our services, is playing a key role in helping companies with their digital transformations.
In 2018 we’re looking to continue to build on this progress. We’re launching new services, such as our customer success management model and strategy, as well as investing in our centers of excellence which focus on areas including DevOps, UX, digital transformation, mobile, test automation, .NET architecture, and blockchain. We’re also planning further geographic expansion.
I want to thank everyone in the Belatrix family for their hard work and passion in continuing to deliver great services to our customers, and to the judges of the Stevie Awards for their recognition.