In the data and analytics world, Gen AI and machine learning took centre stage in 2023, not forgetting the heightened exposure on data literacy, data democratisation, and a huge emphasis on greater data privacy and security, to name a few. But, what took centre stage for Ipsos Jarmany in 2023?
Let’s take a moment to reflect back at our key milestones…
#1 Celebrated Our 15 Year Anniversary
Ipsos Jarmany was launched in 2008, with the aim of providing a top-tier data analytics consultancy service that would challenge the way businesses handle and harness their data. We set out to deliver a service that would empower our clients to uncover valuable and actionable insights that drive timely and informed decision-making, and that’s exactly what we have done.
Over the last 15 years, we have hit a lot of milestones, from building long-term partnerships with a range of blue-chip clients, to contributing to the wider data analytics industry by training just shy of 250 grads. We are proud to have grown significantly in the last 15 years and we’ve got big ambitions for 2024 too.
#2 Invested In Our AI Capabilities
Let’s face it, Generate AI has truly shaken up the world this year. From the launch of ChatGPT, to Microsoft’s Copilot and Google’s Gemini & Bard, it’s been hard to escape the AI hype. And, whilst these technological breakthroughs have bought about a wealth of benefits and greater accessibility and democratisation for AI-enhanced knowledge, learning, productivity and creativity, it’s not come without it’s challenges. Businesses left right and centre are all now striving to understand how they can use AI to deliver efficiencies, drive growth and forecast potential challenges – which is no easy feat (especially if you lack the right tools, technologies, and most importantly, data).
We’re by no means new to the AI world, in fact, we have been assisting our clients with artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies for a number of years now. But, as you may know, technology is ever changing, and it seems like advances in AI are often a daily occurrence nowadays. So, as part of our commitment to upskilling our AI capabilities and staying ahead of the AI curve, we became a Microsoft Solutions Partner in Data & AI. This designation showcases our ability to assist clients in overseeing and controlling their data across various systems and enabling the creation of analytics and AI solutions.
We are dedicated to ensuring that we consistently deliver top-tier service and customised solutions that align to our client’s data and AI requirements, and obtaining our Microsoft status was the final cherry on top to solidify our client’s confidence in our AI capabilities.
#3 Set-up Dedicated Data Engineering, Visualisation and Data Science Practices
2023 saw us not only advance our AI capabilities but also take deliberate steps to establish dedicated practices and expert teams in data engineering, data visualisation, and data science.
This strategic move aligns with our commitment to being a well-rounded data and analytics service provider, aiming to offer comprehensive solutions to our clients.
Beyond enhancing our technical expertise, this initiative promotes a collaborative culture within Ipsos Jarmany, encouraging knowledge sharing across cross-functional teams and aims to cultivate best practices, foster innovation, and maintain a consistent, high-quality standard across all our client engagements.
This holistic strategy reflects our enduring dedication to delivering tailored solutions and staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving landscape of data and analytics.
#4 Made Upskilling Our Workforce a Priority
Investing in our AI capabilities and establishing dedicated practices aligned with our technical specialisms has been a core focus in 2023, however hand-in-hand with these achievements has been the upskilling of our workforce and fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.
Throughout 2023 we continuously reviewed our graduate training programme to ensure our analysts were on track to learn the tools, techniques and soft skills that would enable them to excel in their data careers; and we intend to do the same in 2024.
That said, it’s been a big year for the Ipsos Jarmany workforce, with a total of 13 employee promotions and 17 members of the team attaining various Microsoft Accredited Qualifications.
#5 Continued to Scale-up, Globally
Since Ipsos Jarmany was born in 2008, our mission has been to establish a data analytics agency that would change the way businesses handle and harness their data. Our goal was to empower them to uncover valuable and actionable insights that drive informed decision-making by providing a truly world-class service. And this year, we’ve taken world-class to a whole new level, scaling-up our global presence by supporting clients from the UK and Europe, all the way to South Korea and in between.
#6 Made the World a Better Place
Ok, we appreciate this sounds extreme but bear with us on this one. Alongside our data capabilities we’ve been honing in on what we can do to positively contribute towards our local communities and the environment.
From a sustainability perspective, we’ve been working on how we can minimise our environmental impact, from reducing office wastage to encouraging our workforce to make greener commuting decisions. We are proud to have reduced our office electricity consumption by 37% compared to 2022, and we are proactively working with some of our clients to continue making positive sustainability improvements across the board. There’s much more to come, but for now we are making progress.
From a charity perspective, we have continued to maintain our long-term relationships with local charities as well as supporting larger humanitarian crisis’s. When it comes to fundraising activities, you name it, we’ve done it; from dragon boat racing on the Thames, to jaw-biting office Mario Kart tournaments and competitive bake sales. We won’t be afraid to admit we even got creative and ran a charity leg-waxing event (yes, you heard us right).
Looking ahead to 2024
As we say farewell to the transformative year of 2023, Ipsos Jarmany stands tall, having successfully navigated the ever-changing landscapes of data and analytics with resilience and innovation, even amidst economic uncertainty. Our 15th-year anniversary celebration marked a significant milestone in our journey, showcasing a decade and a half of growth, valuable partnerships, and notable contributions to the data analytics industry. This milestone also reaffirms our dedication to leading the way in the field of artificial intelligence.
Armed with the knowledge and experiences gained in 2023, we eagerly look forward to the year ahead. With high aspirations and exciting plans, we are poised to make 2024 another exceptional chapter as we strive to continue making a positive impact in the data and analytics industry.
Here’s to the journey that lies ahead!