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Why 2019 was Evo’s best yet… and why 2020 promises to deliver even bigger successes for our team and our partners

Our New Year’s celebrations may be over, but the Evo family isn’t done celebrating what’s to come in 2020 just yet. We’re too excited! 2019 was a big year for us, and 2020 looks to be even bigger.

In fact, in 2019 alone, we achieved a 200% growth rate. Not only did our team increase twofold, but we also doubled our reach and client impact. This growth has strengthened us and set us up to achieve even better results for our clients in the new year. We’re so proud of what our long-term clients have achieved by using our AI to optimise their prices and supply chains.

This growth trajectory looks to continue and even accelerate in 2020. We’re excited to welcome new team members to support our partners and help us continue to ensure our products deliver the best possible results. To make every new Evo team member feel like a part of the family, we’re formalising and expanding our onboarding and team-building processes. The people who joined the Evo family in 2019 have already contributed so much to our growth and our success, so we can’t help but eagerly anticipate what new members of our team will bring in 2020.

Evo’s not just growing internally, however; we’re rapidly expanding our impact on the market as new partners use our products. The more clients that become our partners, the better consumers are served with the right products at the right time. We’ve grown our partnerships significantly over the past year, and based on our pipelines, these will expand even further in 2020.

Evo’s expansion opened doors for our team in 2019. A Harvard Business School case study formally published in February about our partnership with Miroglio generated buzz about Evo in the fashion and retail industries. Evo was invited to share its perspective of this experience at Harvard in early April. Evo also shared insights from this experience at a London Business School Executive Education Masterclass on March 11th. Evo’s Founder and CEO Fabrizio Fantini led a session highlighting the financial impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on companies. Outside the academic world, Evo had the opportunity to present its perspective on these issues at Max Mara’s annual executive conference “Lightbulbing 2019”, where Fabrizio was a featured speaker.

At each of these events, we got lots of great feedback, especially that executives were happy that they had learned practical applications for AI that they could actually put in place to get better results. Following the successes at these events, we wanted to further help leaders in the industry by putting on our own executive seminar based around these themes. Our first executive seminar “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Management Practices” will be on March 11th from 2pm to 5:30pm in London. We invite any leader interested in the subject to join us.

We’re also going to work with students at the Polytechnic University of Turin on a business challenge event where they will be tasked with creating their own algorithms to better predict demand in the fashion industry. Not only with this help give additional exposure to the some of the problems we’re tackling at Evo, but we also may even find some great thinkers to join the Evo family long term.

Most importantly, all of our products reached maturity in 2019. In practical terms, this means that current and new partners in 2020 will enjoy an easier interface with our products and get even faster results. Less customisation is now required to integrate new data into the model and adapt to client needs, which means that we can achieve measurable successes for clients in less time.

Planned improvements for our technology in 2020 will again exponentially improve results for clients. We have a clear roadmap ahead that will allow us to better serve our world-class partners. While we in 2019 we finalised processes to almost completely automate our solutions, this year our focus will be on automating even the smallest steps in our processes. Our clients can be confident that they are basing decisions on true real-time data in 2020.

With these developments on the horizon, it’s hard not to feel impatient for tomorrow. We hope that you are as excited as we are for the possibilities that 2020 brings. It’s going to be a great year!

About the author

Kaitlin Goodrich is Evo’s main storyteller who helps communicate Evo’s message to the world.
Kaitlin received her BS in International Affairs and Modern Languages at Georgia Tech and then an LLM in International Trade Law from the University of Turin. She worked in Latin America doing education outreach for U.S. binational centers and has since worked as a content writer for international clients.
In her free time, she likes to travel or curl up with a good book.

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