This past week has been incredibly rewarding for the Stratis team and our community. Our participation in the Blockchain Expo held in London exceeded all our expectations. We can say today, without any doubt, that it was a resounding success: our booth was outstanding and the quantity and quality of attendees with whom we had the opportunity to interact was truly amazing.
It was also very gratifying to meet so many people that already knew about Stratis and wanted to learn more. We were particularly thrilled by the opportunity of working together in public as a team, and greet and meet in person with members of our amazing community and visitors to our exhibition booth.
From the business perspective we are very pleased to have tested and validated in the real world our assumptions about the Stratis project. We had the opportunity of pitching our project to very sophisticated business people and talented developers, and the response has been simply overwhelming.
These past two days have been some of the best I have experienced, everything I believed about the potential of Stratis has been confirmed by decision makers and many C level executives. (Chris Trew – Stratis CEO and Founder)
We received visitors from all over the world: USA, Europe, Asia. It was amazing to show Stratis for the first time to people from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey…
We have established between 20-30 new CEO and C-level contacts from companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small startups. We’ve got very interesting exchanges with representatives from Microsoft, Jaguar, Reuters, Cashaa, AIA Group, RBC Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank, etc. From many of them we have already received follow up notes with the most positive reviews and outlining their expectations of working with us. We have even received the first indications of interest in potential financial backing to our operation going forward. We expect to continue conversations and solidifying these relationships in the upcoming days. Also we are already laying up plans to get started with the development of proof of concept requests we have received.
Similarly, we also had the opportunity of meeting with dozens of senior developers and consultants. We got a deeper understanding of how to better and faster integrate our services into Microsoft’s blockchain offering. We are working on the tech aspects for deeper integration.
Summarizing a really good day lots of nice people, many showed interest in Stratis and I had a chat with the Microsoft guys on project Bletchley. It turns out I worked with their boss a few years back (what a great connection!) looking forward for tomorrow. (Dan Gershony, Stratis Blockchain Lead Developer)
As the event wraps up, we are left with the task of developing these new relationships, with the ultimate goal of converting them into paid customers of the Stratis solutions. We will be informing the community, as our efforts mature and translate into firm partnerships and services being delivered.
Following up, the Stratis action moves to the USA. We expect to have very productive meetings between Stratis senior management and key local players, that will help us lay down the foundations for our expansion into the Americas markets. Our agenda also includes key definitions for the Stratis business model, technological development roadmap and corporate organization.
At the end of February we will be attending and exhibiting at the largest C# Developers meetup in the USA West Coast. Chris, Dan and Poly will be attending this special invitation to bring Stratis to this gathering of almost 1000 top C# developers in the USA. Additionally we will have the opportunity of developing our relationship with the C# Corner community and its founder, and explore business opportunities together in the US.
We are finishing preparations for our participation at the C# Corner Conference 2017 in India. We have been confirmed as Platinum Sponsor of the event and will have multiple opportunities of showcasing Stratis to the largest C# developer community in the world: A keynote presentation by our CEO, a session by Dan Gershony and a workshop on the eve of the event. We expect this event to set the stage for our commercial expansion in Asia, with local partnerships and hopefully a strong developer base in the region.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all the collaborators and team members that have helped us with the organization and preparation of these first steps for Stratis. The support of the community has been phenomenal through these days and motivates us to do more, faster, and better.
Last, but not least, we end the week with the nice news of Stratis being added to the reputed exchange Litebit. You can now buy, sell, deposit and withdraw Stratis at Litebit.
As we usual, we end these notes with a “Stratis Future is Bright! ” Have a nice weekend!
Left to Right: Dan Gershony, Krushang Patel and Chris Trew
Never a dull moment for Stratis at the Blockchain Expo 2017 in London, U.K.
Thanks to Ben for this great video!
Nice organization and promotion for the Expo event organizers.