Once again, the world faced another unique year of Covid-19 acclimation. Yet Chateaux continued to persevere with their award-winning global team! Here are our highlights from 2021!
A year to be recognized
Fairfield County Business Journal named our Director of Enterprise Applications, Vijay Rathna, a 40 Under Forty winner for 2021. After a thorough vetting process, a panel of leaders selected Vijay as one of the honorees, amongst other outstanding executives from businesses in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
And for a second year in a row, Chateaux was nominated for a Sitefinity Website of the Year award, an honor that recognizes innovative websites that leverage the power, features, and capabilities of Progress Sitefinity to create outstanding user experience. This year, the nomination fell in the insurance category for our ecommerce work for Homeowner Safety Valve, a leading provider of water and sewer line protection plans to over 100 communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Our digital transformation and data management teams worked together to convert Homeowner Safety Valve’s safetyvalveplans.com from an information-only website to a self-service ecommerce website built with Sitefinity. Chateaux outfitted the new site with a redesigned account management and enrollment process system, allowing customers to complete their purchasing journey and manage their plans online. The new CRM integration gives business users deeper analytics, cleaner data, and mechanisms to encourage customer growth.
Read more about these accolades:
Advisory Board Expansion
We appointed Carter Ahl as the newest member of Chateaux’s longstanding advisory board. Ahl brings over 25 years of leadership in growth and transformation within the healthcare sector. Ahl’s primary initiatives focus on helping hospital systems and healthcare organizations deliver better patient care, often using technology services and solutions for transformative change.
Chateaux in the wild!
While the team is still working remotely, vaccinations and lower transmission rates allowed some in-person, outdoor networking to happen this year! Over the summer, Chateaux’s resident golfer and SVP, Mark Montanaro, hit the green to support the 22nd Annual Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund Golf Tournament presented by our water utility client Regional Water Authority. In autumn, CEO Ken Zimmerman hosted two networking events through Fairfield Westchester Society for Information Management to foster collaboration and camaraderie with technology industry peers. Featured guests included Top Dog Food & Supply’s Richard Gordon and Clippn’s Mick Reed.
Remote teams working together
We have long worked with various teams across the globe to provide topnotch service, but this year solidified our remote work prowess. Using cloud technology and virtual communication tools like MS Teams, we completed deliverables from offices worldwide, including from the comfort of our own homes. And our Podshore team gained over 20 new members showing excellent growth to meet the demands of new clients!
The global team of Chateaux developers, project managers, designers and analysts contributed to the success of a variety of exciting projects this year! Check out some of our case studies below:
Top Dog, a raw pet food and natural treats company, required an appealing, user-friendly ecommerce website to attract new customers, serve long-term customers, and allow the sales and marketing teams to easily maintain the site and its products. Learn how Chateaux delivered a scalable ecommerce site built with Shopify, complete with an easy-to-use CMS and slick user interface.
Disparate data sources and disconnected data streams created inconsistent insight visibility for our client. Thanks to a new process workflow created using Azure Data Factory and connected APIs from the client’s data acquisition apps, the client can now analyze reliable, trustworthy information in Power BI.
Our higher ed client was unable to quickly and easily answer complex queries about their giving data. Using a combination of Azure Data Factory, Slate, and Tableau, they are now able to easily gain insights through a streamlined, low-code solution implemented by Chateaux.
Homeowner Safety Valve’s redesigned ecommerce website allows customers to fulfill their buying journey online and provides business users with deeper analytics, cleaner data, and mechanisms to promote customer growth.
Ongoing projects include:
- Hyperledger-based prototype for a risk assessment project for a construction regulating firm
- Solution architecture and application design plus infrastructure design and implementation and DevOps support for a multinational distribution company
- QA support for an augmented reality content creator
- Mobile application for a client in the legal and judicial industry, including automated reporting and personnel check-in feature
- New website development for one of our utility client’s newly acquired companies
- Blockchain-based ecommerce application for the legal cannabis industry leveraging stablecoin
Thanks for taking a look back at a stellar year. We look forward to what the future holds for Chateaux in 2022!