Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!
The whole PALO IT team wishes you all the best for 2017!
The start of a new year is a great time to look back at all what happened over the last 365 days. 2016 was full of exciting opportunities, innovative projects and changes. Here is a collection of some of our 2016 greatest moments and awesome initiatives we will put in place in 2017.
New great places to work at
At PALO IT, we are convinced that beautiful and fun offices increase workplace happiness by creating more interaction. Having this in mind, we have focused on choosing spaces that everyone enjoys. Our Singapore team moved into a bright shop in last July, with large rooms, a pantry full of home-made chocolate cakes and a relaxing corner with beans. Last month, our Parisian team joined Schoolab, an amazing coworking space that hosts startups, students and innovative companies. In February, our Hong Kong team became a member of the the WeWork community, a coworking space with a breath-taking sea-view. What great new opportunities to connect, learn and grow in the heart of such bubbling ecosystems!
At PALO IT, we deeply believe that sharing knowledge and experience is the best way to improve ourselves, grow our skills and give birth to new ideas. In 2016, our consultants and Marketing team wrote 52 blog posts to share with you their feedback on events they attended, as well as their knowledge in Agile, Development, Architecture, Big Data, DevOps, Blockchain and other innovation trends. At the same time, PALO IT organized 22 BarCamps & training sessions, and we hosted and took part in 47 Meetups and IT key conferences.
In 2016, PALO IT made 70 clients happy! Our consultants helped them design and develop great innovative projects, from ideation to operation. We collaborated with global market leaders, as well as SMBs and startups from various industries (Banking, Finance, Insurance, Travel, Retail, e-Commerce, Luxury, etc.). We ignited a startup mindset within their organizations through innovative practices (like Innovation Gaming and Design Thinking). We also operated software & applications development, using innovative technology (like ReactJS, Blockchain). Finally, we helped our clients go agile by transforming their organizations to accelerate their time-to-market. To thank them for their trust and wish them a happy new year, we offered our clients some memorable sweet treats!
Happiness at work initiatives
At PALO IT, our consultants are not widgets! They play a central role in the organization. For this reason, they were all invited to join the Smart Palo Offsite Event in Paris and in Phuket last November. They had the opportunity to think about the future of the company and imagine new projects and services for 2017. At the end of 2 days of intense brainstorming and fun activities, innovative projects have emerged: the PALO Academy and the PALO Innovation Lab, among others. In 2016, 43 internal gatherings were organized accross all our offices. Monthly drinks, parties, christmas dinner, sport sessions (yoga, running, climbing) and so many other events were proposed!
We want you!
The PALO IT team keeps growing! In 2016, we hired 70 new team mates. This year, PALO IT is still looking for talented experts: if you are driven by innovation and knowledge sharing, come join us and become a Full Stack Developer, Architect, Agile Coach, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Data Scientist, UI/UX Designer, Design Thinker, as well as Business Developer or Recruiter! A great sense of humour will be much appreciated!
PALO IT is continuously exploring new horizons. With 250 teammates from 25+ nationalities and clients all over the globe, we aim to pursue our growth in France and Asia. In 2017, 2 new branches will be opened: one in Sidney (Australia) and one in Nantes (France).
🙂 In 2017, stay tuned! 🙂