The 28th of September is a special day for me and the rest of the Selerity team, for it was on this day, ten years ago, that Selerity first opened its doors to provide much-needed services to companies throughout Australia. As we come upon this momentous occasion, I want to take a moment to reflect on how far we have come as a company, and where we intend to go in the next ten years.
The start of Selerity
Selerity officially opened its doors on 28th September 2009, but it existed as an idea long before that date. Having spent a combined twenty years in Australia’s Department of Social Security and SAS Australia, I came to understand that there was a huge demand for support services for SAS analytics. However, there were not enough teams that could merge technical SAS knowledge with an understanding of Australian business culture. I also had an inkling of where the future was going, and that data was going to be a huge role in our business fortunes. All these reasons lead to the inception of Selerity, ten years ago.
A look back on past success
Selerity has grown in leaps and bounds over the past ten years. When we opened our doors, we only had a team of five people, including myself. Today, on the cusp of our ten-year anniversary, we have a much larger team of SAS consultants and have worked with more than 62 clients in Australia, including some of nation’s finest companies like Bupa, BioGrid and AfterPay. We have accomplished so much in the past 10 years, and I am proud of what we have done so far.
An ode to the team
Of course, I do not want to give the impression that Selerity was my doing alone. Selerity would not be where it is now without the amazing management team who worked tirelessly to bring it to where it is today.
Kaylene Dixon, Selerity’s financial controller and a founding member, has played an instrumental role in customer relationships since day one. She has done a spectacular job, ensuring that our consultants have everything they need to deliver top-tier service to our customers. Kaylene has been instrumental in turning Selerity into a well-oiled machine, and we owe a huge thank you to her for her work.
Cameron Lawson, our services manager, has been the innovative powerhouse of Selerity. I don’t know how he does it, but somehow, he can devise new ideas that help our clients achieve more with their SAS environments. Cameron has been instrumental in developing the smart, innovative solutions that transform our client’s operations for the better.
While a relatively new member of the Selerity team, Melissa Jones, our Support Services Manager, has played an important role in our operations given her vast experience as a senior business analyst with a passion for process improvement and data analysis.
With her incredible experience and expertise in leading optimisation projects, identifying and implementing process improvement and automation, Mel has been invaluable to our team.
I also owe an enormous debt to the partner teams from SAS who work hard to provide our clients with the best products and services possible. Selerity has built a reputation for innovation, creativity and in-depth technical knowledge because of the men and women who work hard, always looking to deliver their best day in and day out.
Looking to the next ten years
Selerity has come a long way since its inception over a decade ago, but when I look to the next ten years, I see a company that will continue to grow and transform into one of the leading voices of analytics in Australia, working with companies in different industries to answer complex problems. I truly believe that with the team and culture we have in place, Selerity will continue to grow over the next ten years. With IoT on the horizon and AI promising to make significant changes, technology will continue to evolve and present us with new challenges. I look forward to meeting them with our fantastic team while taking our offerings to the next level.
Celebrating ten years….
While the future holds exciting prospects, our focus is on 28th September 2019 when Selerity turns 10. Looking back on the decade, I am amazed at what we have witnessed. We have seen the growth of social media as a business tool, a global recession, the proliferation of smartphones, the growing prominence of AI, the return of Star Wars and growing awareness of data analytics! It has been an incredible ten years, and I am grateful for everything that has allowed us to evolve as a company. I hope you share in our success as well. Whatever the future holds us, I am confident that Selerity will meet it, but for now, here’s to ten years!