Interview with Amido, finalist for the Digital Technology Leaders Awards
The Digital Technology Leaders Awards exist to recognize the accomplishments of people and companies who truly make it at the forefront of digital technology: from website design and coding to UX and project management; from scrum masters and product managers to the CDO. Cloud consulting firm Amido is a finalist in the “Best Public Sector Digital Project” category, and we spoke with CEO Alan Walsh – himself a former technician – about the company’s work.
IT: who are Amido? What are you doing?
Amido is the cloud native consultancy for better business results. Amido was created to deliver a level of engineering excellence, to bring better business outcomes to the forefront of technical thinking, and to deliver excellent cloud native solutions for customers in a flexible and scalable way.
At 11, we recently partnered with Ensono to propel ourselves and our customers forward, enabling us to help some of the UK’s most famous organizations solve their most complex challenges.
CTG: How are you different from your competitors?
Our values are at the center of every project we undertake and at the heart of everything we do.
I think it is important to continue to improve our knowledge on advanced, niche and emerging technologies. We have always remained independent of suppliers and technologies, which means that we can provide the best unbiased solution and deliver the best possible business results to our customers, while working with any existing technologies or preferences they have.
There are over 150 brilliant, interested and engaged teams of individual thinkers and collaborative actors that make Amido a great place to work, as well as a great company to work with. We’ve worked hard to create a culture that gives our employees the freedom to do their life’s work, an approach that means we’re not just an extension of our clients’ teams – we’re part of them.
CTG: What corporate achievement over the past 12 months are you most proud of?
It’s hard to pick just one, but helping businesses adapt, overcome and succeed during the pandemic has been a huge achievement over the past 12 months.
I am extremely proud of our work with NHS24 to help them scale quickly to deal with a huge 600% increase in demand for their services when the pandemic was declared. Our teams worked incredibly hard to lighten the load on their overworked teams and were able to produce a working proof of concept in just 24 hours – commissioning weeks later to create a more resilient and responsive service for NHS24.
By partnering with NHS24, Ask Ave and Microsoft is a real testament to what we can accomplish when we’re together and using smart technology for good.
CTG: What are you working on this year?
Our partnership with Ensono is a pivotal moment for Amido. Together, we will be able to offer the complete stack, from technology strategy design to complex engineering and managed services.
I am extremely proud to see Amido grow and take another important step in realizing his enormous potential. It is the excitement of the endless possibilities available to all of those who have made our company what it is today.
We are two teams of specialists who have come together to work on some really exciting projects that are primarily aimed at helping retailers, housing associations and government departments to get more out of their digital strategies, remove barriers to modernization and accelerate growth, efficiency and innovation across their organizations.
CTG: Why are events like the Digital Technology Leaders Awards important for the IT industry?
The Digital Technology Leaders Awards recognize engineering excellence in our industry and the art of the possible. In the past year in particular, the pandemic has catapulted smart technologies beyond what we could have imagined. It’s great to recognize the hard work that goes into these projects and take stock of how far we’ve come as an industry.
The Digital Technology Leaders Awards will take place in a few weeks, on October 13 at the Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London. Finalists can reserve a spot now.