1. There is a wide and near-constant lack of qualified technology specialists.
2. There is often a gap between the person with technical knowledge, involved in operations and maintenance, and the person who stands closer to the business development. The former often doesn’t have the mandate to suggest business-driven improvements. The latter may have the mandate but not the hands-on insight and day-to-day proximity to the client which is needed to quickly and accurately suggest improvements that meet changing business needs.
3. The key to this dilemma is to put mandate and responsibility in the hands of an able and business-minded person who works with the client solutions on a regular basis. Finding a person who fits that profile is however very difficult.
I founded Auxality with the goal of solving the ever-constant problem of businesses not utilizing the full potential of technology. My firm belief is that the solution lies in packaging a consultancy offer in a way that allows for advisory services, development and operations to function seamlessly managed by individuals experienced in business transformation. It is clear to me that an offer of such complexity requires a strong, team oriented and supportive company culture. My vision is to provide a premium service with experts that are both able and highly motivated to truly make a difference on the bottom line of the clients’ business.
Along the way I realized I needed substantial industry expertise in the company. Partnering with Kevin Gelotte meant adding expertise from the financial industry, mainly in areas related to technological solutions for financial reporting and regulatory demands on financial institutions. However, the three of us knew that in order to start a company that would tackle the identified challenges we needed more than just expertise.