In this post, I look at the questions we’re working with connected with the people side of things. The next post will be about system-based stuff (obviously, people vs systems is a false dichotomy, but it helps me to break up this long list so it’s easier to digest…)
We have two big ambitions at Vanti – to create incredible, user-focused digital experiences within the built environment, and to become a beacon tech employer. Reaching those ambitions is not straightforward.
In the last post, I introduced you to the culture work that we’re doing and the framework that is guiding us.
Before I get into our challenges (and I really do – in three pretty long posts!), I thought it would be good to talk about our strengths. As a relative outsider, I feel like I can brag without being weird.
We have a lot of strengths.
We’re working on some incredibly exciting stuff at Vanti in terms of culture and we want to keep you informed. This article is the first in an ongoing series of in-public experimenting that we’re doing to involve you in our progress. Hopefully we’ll inspire you to experiment yourself.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or swore off email several months ago, it’s likely that you’ll have received more than a couple of emails around data and privacy recently. As you may have gathered, this is due to GDPR – an EU-wide change in regulation that enters into force on 25th May in order to give citizens more control over their personal data in the digital age.
Monday night saw an excited contingent from Team Vanti take their seats at the InAVation Awards at Amsterdam’s Gashouder to find out if we were to return to Birmingham in a blaze of glory or empty handed. We knew we were up against some incredibly stiff competition in the Education Facility category, with a total of 10 finalists from around the world all hoping to take home the coveted award.
The project category finalists for the 2018 InAVation Awards were announced today, and we’re very pleased to announce that Vanti have been shortlisted in the Education Facility category for our work on Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
September 2017 saw the launch of BCU’s new Birmingham Conservatoire, a state-of-the-art project that was several years in the making and took two years to construct. The world-class Conservatoire, which was granted a Royal status just two weeks after it opened, cost £57 million and features five public performance spaces, including the 500-seat concert hall, 150-seat recital hall, and a 100-seat organ studio. The building also boasts the UK’s first permanent conservatoire-based jazz space, which seats 80, and a flexible and versatile black-box studio called The Lab where students can experiment and innovate.
The last week of November saw the return of Silicon Canal’s annual Tech Awards, which took place this year at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Vanti were delighted to be nominated, then shortlisted, for the Small Tech Company of the Year award, and faced some stiff competition from GuyKat Solutions and Wealth Wizards. However, the panel of expert judges decided that Vanti were deserving of the title, and we graciously accepted our latest award!