From people to customers and partners to technology, 2019 has been a pivotal year of accelerating growth for UIB. Taking a look back at the year, I wanted to share with you a few highlights from UIB’s 2019:
UIB grew this year to meet increasing customer demand in Malaysia and Indonesia with the opening of new offices and subsidiaries. Key customers and related use cases included Samsung with their industry-leading UnificationEngine®-powered WarrantyBot, du telecom, the Dubai Water and Electric Authority (DEWA), Bosch and the Singapore Art Museum amongst many others.
While UIB delivered keynotes, led workshops, and hosted panels at over 30 different global industry events and conferences throughout the year, our favorites included our UIB WhatsApp Event in Singapore at Facebook’s Asia-Pacific headquarters and our UIB “Digitizing Your Business with WhatsApp” event in Kuala Lumpur at the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. UIB also participated for a record-setting third time in the Dubai Future Foundation’s DFA Cohort 6, which resulted in our first government client.
UIB brought home over 20 different company and individual awards in 2019, from the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards for Best IoT Startup to having myself and Aby named “2019’s 30 Most Inspiring Business Leaders and Ken being named to DigitalScouting.de’s “Top Digital Influencers” list and Agency Spotter’s “Twitter’s Most Influential Marketers” list every month of 2019.
UIB conducted over 20 analyst briefings with principal analysts at Gartner, Forrester, KPMG, Capgemini, and other top research firms, resulting in new coverage such as being named one of KPMG’s Top Global Innovations 2019 and being quoted in Capgemini’s Global Voice and Chat Assistant Report.
UIB’s achievements were covered around the planet this year in print, TV, and podcast. We’re proud to have been added to Facebook’s WhatsApp Business Solution Directory and to become members of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance and the Asia Pacific Robotics Association.
I want to thank all of our customers, partners, and team members for a great 2019 and I couldn’t be more excited about what our team will achieve in 2020. I wish all of you a healthy and prosperous New Year!
Chief Executive Officer, UIB