In 2014 we acquired a business in the United Kingdom, to join our current team members in Portugal and Ukraine and form the center of gravity of our operations in Europe.? For a business our size, it was a huge risk to take financially and organizationally, but a risk worth taking.? It was one of those times where having a co-founder partnership that worked really paid off.? Lance and I could help cover for each other while we helped get the business integrated and operating.
Ever since, I've been heading to Europe 3-4 times a year to connect with our team and customers.? On our last trip, I had the pleasure of visiting Holland.? Our team continues to do great work earning our customers' trust every day, and I love that our culture of commitment and competency is so consistent on both sides of the Atlantic.?
We had a good two days of meetings with customers and business associates in Holland, including a nice 2-hour presentation from James Taylor to one of our customers, covering a broad range of Decision Management topics for a room full of software architects.? There's a clear window of opportunity in the market to leverage the strengths of decision management and business process.? Listening to James talk about DMN, the tooling and approaches he leverages - it was a good warm up act. More to come.? Thank you James for contributing your wisdom!