Sept. 20, 2017 was an important milestone for Exadel, the first anniversary of Exadel operations in Poland. To celebrate, Exadel Poland organized a special event at the Jazz Museum in Warsaw, hosted by the General Manager of Exadel Poland, Janusz Fajkowski, along with the participation of Exadel’s Chief Strategy Officer, Lisa Calkins. The theme for the party was: “Exadel meets Polish and American jazz.”
Why jazz? As Janusz explained to the guests: “Because jazz is the music of America’s roots, yet it’s perfectly adapted to Poland and Europe—just like Exadel.” Lisa riffed further on this theme: “There is a very strong connection between musicians and technologists. Musicians’ attributes—attention to detail, innate need to perfect their parts, tendency to be analytical, logical and methodical, and, of course, creativity skills—are attributes that the best software developers also possess. And, what we look for in our Exadel team.” Both answers resonated with our guests, especially those from the IT industry.
About 100 guests joined us for the celebration. Companies represented included BNP Paribas, HPE, SAS Institute, Ambra, Ikano Bank, Credit Suisse, KPMG, Asseco, mBank/Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, and MCX. Members of the local legal community (one of the pianists is also a judge) and the media were also there.
Let’s not forget the jazz part. The renowned piano jazz duo of Krzysztof Karpinski and Krzysztof Sadowski performed sets of American and Polish standards to the great enjoyment of the audience. And, during the breaks, attendees were able to network and to explore the exhibits in the Jazz Museum.
Exadel’s Future in Poland…and Europe
We continue to move forward with great momentum. We started our Polish presence with an office in Bialystok and have, so far, added offices in Warsaw and Szczecin. Exadel is growing both organically and by acquiring software houses in the local market.
Poland, itself, is developing rapidly; the European Union is growing in economic strength. Together with Exadel’s Lithuanian offices, Exadel Poland will open the door to all European markets. Exadel Poland is already providing software services outside of Poland, in Germany and Scandinavia. We look forward to the results that will be celebrated at the second anniversary party.