Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We're about to enter a winter wonderland of treats, holiday joy, and Christmas magic. The best part of the holiday season is reflecting on this year's accomplishments, together with our employees, clients, and partners.
Last year we stated that 2020 was entirely out of the ordinary. By the end of 2021, we can say that this is equally true this year. The vaccines arrived, and we could work at the office again, at least for a short period. Our fantastic people have worked hard to help our customers use digital technology to get through one of the most challenging moments in modern history throughout the pandemic.
Though we still wish the pandemic never took place, we have many bright spots to celebrate:
One brand, one voice
In the first quarter, we launched our revitalised brand – finding the human solutions to complex challenges and living our commitments as a responsible business and trusted partner.
Read more about the brand in our annual report for 2020.
We have been growing our core digital business – with opportunities in areas such as cloud, data and analytics, and AI-based industrial digitalisation with digital twins and automation. We also see increasing interest in next-generation robotisation and mixed reality in the market.
Finding human solutions to the fourth industrial revolution
headcount growth in our offices in Bratislava and Kyiv to meet an increasing demand from ambitious customers.
New office in Bratislava
In 2014, we expanded and opened our Slovakian office. This year, we outgrew and moved to a bigger office.
This year, we have published several reports on topics such as Industry 4.0, data-driven business and anti-money laundering:
Collaboration with Mastercard
Our Danish office has delivered many substantial projects, among others for Mastercard. After years of close collaboration and exciting projects (earlier with Nets Corp. Services, now Mastercard), Mastercard and Itera have in 2021 expanded the collaboration. Not only in Denmark, but across borders.
We have gone from projects and dedicated cloud-based infrastructure, to now and going forward, delivery teams across borders to meet customer/market- and compliance demand, operating aligned with Mastercards high and ever-evolving security standards.
Adapting to the "new normal"
We have used the pandemic to learn about new ways of working. According to our own research, most employees want flexible remote working options, but at the same time, they also want more in-person collaboration. This is hybrid working.
We are "all in" on the cloud
Through our Delivery Factory at Scale for data-driven businesses and our world-class Cloud Centre of Excellence, we are bringing together all of our capabilities, from delivering three-horizon digital strategies and cloud transformation journeys to cloud migration, cloud-native development, data, AI, application lifecycle management and change.
Read more about our cloud initiatives in our Q3 Interim Report.
summer students got to work on exciting customer projects, such as ADD+SPACE, Storebrand, KLP, and Aize.
Let's also welcome this year's 19 graduates!
The specialist in creating sustainable, digital business
We believe that every business must be a sustainable business. Digital technology is uniquely suited to this time as it can help people, organizations, and entire industries to make all the difference for our climate. We have continued to accelerate our focus in this expanding and changing market and are proud of our work with leading customers and partners, such as DNV in this field.
At Itera, we are energized by the opportunity to guide and enable our customers on their digital transformation towards sustainable businesses and contribute to the advancement of the societies we live in. We will continue to do so by 2022 – bring it on!
The trust our customers and partners put in us, our successful distributed cross-border delivery model, our continuous innovation approach, and our ability to consistently develop and attract the best people are directly linked to every employee at Itera. You follow our vision to "make a difference" every day.
To our colleagues, may your Christmas be as cheery, bright, and joyful as you make Itera. Thank you for being an essential part of who we are.
We've been very grateful to all customers for our collaboration and would like to extend our best to you and hope for a happy Christmas.