2020 was a historic year for all. It required all of us to adapt and to think creatively about how to succeed and more forward. Our thoughts are with those among our community who had a challenging year in business or have been personally affected by it.
If someone had asked us in March how this year would be, we couldn’t have imagined that despite it all, there would be so many highlights. The road this year wasn’t easy, we all had to work hard, there was a surprising amount of stress and uncertainty. But we’re proud of our team and their accomplishments, and wanted to highlight some key moments that brought us joy in these challenging times. There is always more than one way to have success.
We want to thank our team, our clients and our network for your continued support. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without you and your trust.
Our new brand and website
With the new year, we launched a new Osedea. Led by our design team and MakerStreet in Amsterdam, our new branding and website generated excitement within our team and our clients. Our new brand values now guide the design of all our marketing materials, ensuring we are communicating clearly to all our stakeholders.
You can read about our design process and all the step of this project in this blog post.
Launching our AI offering
With a great team, we were off to a great start. Our AI as a Service offering will help our clients to best use their gold mine of data. Some of our accomplishments from this year:
- Our first computer vision PoC with Protégez-Vous
- Implementation of AI features in the project management platform Aïdi
- Our team gave more than 20 conferences, talks and webinars.
Les Mercuriades is the most prestigious business contest in Québec. We were proud to have won an award this year for our involvement in our programming and design school with students from our local high school. The goal of the program is to motivate students to pursue their studies and choose technical careers.
Managing growth during a worldwide pandemic
We are proud of how our team quickly adapted to the pandemic and leveraged our strong culture to deliver high quality solutions for our clients. This year, our team grew by more than 50% and we had to onboard a lot of new team members fully remotely, which was a challenge.
Osedea won a few growth awards which has been exciting to share with our team:
- We are #153 on Canada's Growth 500 - Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies list for the second consecutive year. This contest, run by Canadian Business magazine, recognizes the fastest-growing companies in Canada over the last five years.
- Osedea was ranked #271 in The Globe and Mail's list of Canada's Top 400 Growing Companies.
- We are #47 on L'Actualité Magazine's "Les leaders de la croissance 2020" list, which highlights Quebec's fastest-growing companies.
The booming of our France office
We’re proud of our team in France for a great year. We launched our new office in 2019. Our team doubled, and we have collaborated with wonderful clients and contributed to the beautiful tech community in Nantes.
Want to read more about the work we do in France? Take a look at one of our projects for Groupe PSA, a French multinational automobile and motorcycle manufacturer (the second largest in Europe), responsible for the Citroën, DS Automobiles, Peugeot, Opel, and Vauxhall brands.
2020: It’s a wrap. We’re definitely looking forward to 2021 with the right mindset and positive attitude. We’ll continue on our mission in making the world a more efficient and enjoyable place. One project at a time. 2021, here we come!
Photo credit: Ian Schneider