Now that the dust has settled…
For two days, the ExCeL in London was completely centered around digital transformation as both businesses and customers learnt about the different ways to embrace technological change. Over 9,000 people attended the event over two days, with plenty of freebies on offer, including the now infamous risual water. We totally transformed our stand at Future Decoded to reflect the business and our culture, which some alluded to when describing it as a ‘Shoreditch pub’. A red leather sofa, glass roundtable and a ‘secret’ meeting room all found their way onto the risual main stand. Furthermore, we had another four stands recognising our akin, nimos, minerva365 and risual Education solutions.
On the business day of FD, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered an informative speech on cyber security as well as announcing the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021. This is a massive step forwards, with social engineering on the rise. We welcomed the announcement, as it should lead to more secure data and the training of staff on the risks of spear phishing. Previously at Future Decoded, risual have aimed to drive their name and profile up by raising the brand. This year was a little different, being back as headline sponsors for our third year meant that people were already familiar with the name and now it was about showing how we can help potential customers with their own challenges of digital transformation.
We released our brand new corporate video at this year’s event, ‘Totally risual…’ which seen us adopt a completely different approach to previous years. At past events, we had ‘Let’s Get Risual’ and our first corporate video which has amassed over 100,000 views on YouTube. This time we enlisted the help of the fantastic Allan Buxton, who created something ‘totally’ unique with a stop motion video, using cardboard versions of our directors. Our expertise and broad knowledge helped to inform customers of the benefits and challenges of digital transformation as went send both our Head of Consulting and an Enterprise Architect to the event as part of our 20+ strong contingent. We had presentations in the Purple and Blue theaters, with a strong audience turnout interested in risual’s take on digital transformation.
We spoke to hundreds and hundreds of people over the two days about almost everything. We quenched the thirst of the attendees by throwing them risual water by day and risuALE by evening. If you want to know more about the services we offer, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. We understand that the IT industry is forever changing and it can be difficult to choose which solution will help benefit your business the most. Our ethos is to never carry out a job that isn’t beneficial to the customer. We’ve worked with some of the biggest names in both the commercial and public sector. If you want to see more of how we helped companies such as Paul Smith and Derby City Council etc, visit our case study page.
risual were Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2015 and nominated as a finalist for Microsoft Public Sector and National Security Award 2016. We’ve been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For. We’ve been awarded both ISO 27000 and ISO 20000-1 accreditations, acknowledging our dedication to keeping data safe.
Watch our highlight reel shot over the two days at Future Decoded below: