MEET THE MARKETORDERS TEAM – KRYSTIAN OZOG, Chief Customer Care Officer

Have you ever wondered who is behind MarketOrders’ success?

At MarketOrders, we believe that the team is critical to a company’s success, which is why we’ve decided to highlight our fantastic talents in this series of blog articles. 

Today, you’ll find out more about Krystian Ozog, Chief Customer Care Officer, who’s been part of the team since the very beginning of MarketOrders. 

International background

Krys was born and raised in Poland, where his core education took place. 

In 2005, he moved to the UK and started working in construction while pursuing his passion for martial arts at GMMA Academy.

In 2013, Krys decided to focus on becoming a professional fighter and started working for a few digital startups run by Ram Krishnna, his martial arts coach and now CEO of MarketOrders. He also became Managing Director of non profit organisation called “British Sports Youth Trust” as well as Trustee and Volunteer for a number of other charities and community organisations.

His hard work and determination lead him to being a World Champion as well as an asset and an inspiration for MarketOrders.

His MarketOrders journey

As a Chief Customer Care Officer, Krys takes care of the products’ journey as well as MarketOrders customers. He ensures the quality of the products is top level and that they are being delivered directly to our customers safely, securely and on time.

He said: “I make sure that our customers are happy with both the products and our services. I also learn from them, adapt our services to their needs and always look for new ways to improve MarketOrders offering.”

Krys is a strong believer that new technologies have the power to change lives; he gave us his opinion on blockchain technology: “I am amazed and very excited about blockchain technology. I think it is a ground breaking technology that is already changing the world. It is a perfect fit for many industries, especially gold and diamond jewellery. It makes our revolutionary platform even safer and more secure and transparent.”

Part of the team since the very beginning, Krys has evolved and seen evolving MarketOrders through its startup journey, from a concept to an award winning business: “ 

Being a part of MarketOrders from the beginning has been a lifetime experience.

“I have been taking part in all possible operations at different stages of the development.

We’ve got some amazing professionals joining the team for the last couple of years. I think the team effort, enthusiasm and cooperation during our Crowdfunding campaign has built up the team spirit and is the most memorable event to date.”

An endless ambition

Krys is passionate about people, team work skills, work ethic, and attention to details, which he has built through sports and professional experience. He is also open minded and always looking for ways to improve himself and his work. What makes him feel happy is to jump into the unknown and support all kinds of operations that make him challenge himself and grow.

If he’s already reached to top in his sport career, Krys has ambition for this professional career and charity engagement too! Here is where he sees himself in 5 years: “In 5 years time I see myself help developing MarketOrders branches worldwide and help impacting other industries through the use of our technology. 

I see myself taking our GMMA Academy and non for profit organisation British Sports Youth Trust to another levels, opening our own gyms, training, inspiring and helping multiple people who will also join our quest.”

Co-Founders’ opinion

Sukhi Jutla, Co-Founder & COO: “Krys is a core team member having been with us from the start. He has a great can-do entrepreneurial attitude and always finds a way forward. He is an asset to the team and the company.”

Ram Krishnna, Co-Founder & CEO: “Krys is a very dedicated and passionate MarketOrders team member as well as a the greatest martial artist I ever trained. I have known Krys for over 10 years and he is a very hard working man and always looking to learn new things. He is curious, courageous and committed to deliver excellence.

If there is any other words more powerful to replace what I have said then I would replace it with that words. He is certainly an irreplaceable definite asset for me personally, and MarketOrders.”

Krys’ favourite quote

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself to the world by playing your role in the concert.”

Jacques Cousteau 

To get in touch with Krys, add him on LinkedIn now.

Get to know the rest of the team! 

Check out Ram, Sukhi, Gopi, Filip, George, Caroline.

BUSINESS SUCCESS: SUKHI JUTLA AND MARKETORDERS.NET ON VIKING BLOG

Introducing the latest instalment of our Business Success blog series. Last month, we spoke to Selina Johnson about her Virtual Personal Assistant service Selina & Co. This edition sees us talk to Sukhi Jutla, founder of MarketOrders.net, an online B2B platform for the gold and diamond jewellery industry

 

What is the story of MarketOrders.net in a nutshell?

MarketOrders was created because of my frustration with the inefficient way the supply chain in the gold and diamonds jewellery industry was working…or should we say NOT working! Every step in the process was done offline and in person due to the high value nature of the products. My co-founder and I sought to make the supply chain easier for small retailers to access the products they needed by using innovative tech to make the transactions faster and more secure. Our platform now makes it easier for suppliers and independent retailers to connect.

How do you stand out from the competition?

MarketOrders stands out from the competition because we are the only online platform that uses tech end to end for the customer journey. What this means is that our independent retailers and suppliers are able to view the products they need online from a global catalogue, order products online, pay for them online and have them delivered straight to their door. This is unheard of in the gold and diamonds supply industry where many transactions are still done face to face.

Tea or coffee?

It has to be English Breakfast Tea!

Who is your business role model and why?

I’m inspired by business people who persist against the odds to bring their vision to life even when everyone around them tells them it cannot be done. In this vein, Jeff Bezos and Howard Schultz’s success stories inspire me.

What is your recipe for a productive day?

I start my day off with meditation and journaling for self- reflection time. This is followed by a protein-based breakfast like eggs and of course a good cup of tea! I spend the mornings doing ‘deep work’ which means I tackle the hard stuff first and allow no distractions from my phone. Lunchtimes are gym time and the afternoons are for meetings. As long as I follow this structure on most days, I feel I am productive as I get the most important things done in the morning.

 

 

What is your management style?

I am learning more and more to let go and delegate as my team expands. I prefer to trust my staff with tasks and give them the freedom to come up with their own solutions, as opposed to just telling them what they need to do.

What advice would you give to an aspiring startup company?

Hard work should not be dismissed. Building a business requires a lot of hard work, persistence, patience and belief. Trusting that your work will pay off.

What has been your biggest business challenge, and how did you overcome it?

Turning down £250k from a VC was hard as most startups struggle with resources and cash flow. It takes courage to stand up for your values and fight for what you believe is the right thing for your business. I overcame this hurdle by learning more about how to raise funds and never giving up. I am now about to launch my fundraiser on Crowdcube.com in 3-4 weeks and I will raise the funds I need on my terms.

What will the future bring for MarketOrders.net?

We are about to launch our crowdfunding campaign to raise £500k to drive exponential growth for the next phase of MarketOrders growth journey. We are looking to expand across Europe and continue to grow our amazing team.

How do you maintain a good work-life balance?

Taking care of my mental, emotional and spiritual well being has helped me to maintain a good balance. It’s important to recognise when you feel you need to step back and take a break and not feel guilty about taking to rest and recover. I have also found my work to be immensely rewarding. I love what I do, and this really helps too!

 

Written by Viking Blog : https://blog.vikingdirect.ie/business-success-sukhi-jutla-and-marketorders-net

MarketOrders interviewed at The London Stock Exchange Studios

MarketOrders was recently invited to be interviewed at the prestigious London Stock Exchange Studios in the heart of the financial district in London.

 

Sukhi Jutla, our founder and COO spoke about how MarketOrders is usuing technology to create more efficient and streamlined processes in the supply of precious gold and diamond jewellery products in the wholesale market

 

MarketOrders is an online marketplace helping independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers.

 

 

In this video Sukhi talks about how:

  • The gold industry is very old fashioned and has not fully embraced technology and this is where MarketOrders is helping to streamline the processes.
  • The main challenges facing retail jewellers and how MarketOrders is solving them
  • How blockchain technology can be used as a solution to create more efficient supply chains in the gold jewellery industry
  • Sukhi’s experience of being the first author in the world to publish a book on a  blockchain

 

Watch the interview here: 

 

 

About our founder, Sukhi Jutla

 

Sukhi Jutla is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of 3 books. She is the co-founder of MarketOrders, an online B2B platform for the gold and diamond jewellery industry. She is a leading international speaker, influencer and thought leader in tech and a qualified IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer. She is recognized by a number of industry awards including the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Management Todays ’35 Women Under 35′ and named a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google. In April 2018 Sukhi made global headlines when she became the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author.

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders is an online marketplace helping independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers.

www.MarketOrders.net

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by MarketOrders 

5 trends that will shape the jewellery industry in 2019

 

Buying jewellery is an emotional experience and most times it is being purchased for a special person or a special event.

 

This is why so many jewellery purchases happen in-store rather than online. But this is because no trusted marketplace exists which gives both the customer and retailer confidence to buy and sell online.

 

In the past, most purchases were done instore and the jewellery industry is not usually associated with embracing technology. But this is all changing.

 

At MarketOrders we have seen the trend shifting to embrace technology in the jewellery market.

 

We work hard every day to help our customer, the independent family jeweller to thrive on the high street by using MarketOrders as their technology partner.

 

We do this by leveraging the power of technology which allows our customer to access products globally using our marketplace.

 

For independent retail jewellers to remain  competitive they need two things- incredible designs and lower prices in order to attract customers

 

MarketOrders is helping to create this by becoming the leading marketplace globally to offer the widest choice of products through one secure global jewellery marketplace.

 

Based on our extensive experience and in-depth industry expertise, here are 5 trends that will shape the jewellery industry in 2019

 

  1. Customers want to shop more locally

It is a paradox that the more globally connected we become the more locally we tend to shop.

This is good news for the high retail jeweller. Commoditized products like toothpaste and groceries can be bought online but jewellery purchases are emotional and in most cases, customers want to see the product in the store. MarketOrders can help drive customers in store by providing the retailer with the widest choice of products which will attract in-store customers

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/woman-girl-model-try-style-1326709/

 

 

  1. The high street is NOT dead

The consumer journey typically starts on the mobile device but is increasingly ending up in the physical store. An increasing amount of people actually prefer to go to store. According to new research from Vista Retail Support, 81% of UK consumers see the physical store as vital to the shopping experience and 70% say they enjoy the full experience of going into stores to browse, see what’s new and buy what they like.

 

  1. Technology to drive in-store purchases

The exciting use of technology will entice more consumers inside a store, research from Vista Retail Support showed 61% of consumers would visit regularly to use virtual and augmented reality applications, smart mirrors and interactive gaming. We will see an increasing number of stores offering virtual experiences. Imagine putting on a headset in store to see the mine where your gold and diamonds came from!

 

  1. Customisation & data

Retail jewellers will continue to embrace customisations as they will begin to understand that customers will purchase more when they receive personalised recommendations and offers on smart devices. There will be an increasing trend and need for jewellers to better understand their data.

 

  1. Millennials and Post Millennials drive purchases

This market segment is increasing, has purchasing power and most importantly are digital savvy. They embrace shopping online as well as making the majority of purchases through their smart devices. The jewellery industry will become more mobile optimised as they start to adapt to this new customer who values exciting, transparent and smooth shopping experiences. This generation also values experiences and would come in store if the experience was exciting.

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/email-business-smartphone-screen-2056028/

 

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders helps independent retail jewellers to get the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from global suppliers. If you are an independent retail jeweller find out more at https://marketorders.net/

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by MarketOrders 

MarketOrders named on BusinessCloud’s 301 Female Tech Trailblazers list.

 

MarketOrders is pleased to announce their co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla is named as a Female Tech Trailblazer by the latest list announced by Business Cloud.

 

The list is made up of everybody from household names to inspirational women at the start of a journey in tech who have the potential to change the industry. The list is published online at Business Cloud as well in the Q4 2018 print edition.

 

Chris McGuire, BusinessCloud’s editor said:

We’ve ripped up the rule book…rather than limit ourselves to 101 names on our must-read lists we’ve taken off the brakes by publishing the names of 301 female entrepreneurs and pioneers of tech. One statistic that is trotted out is that only 17 per cent of people in the tech sector are women. We need to increase the number of women working in tech and we hope that by publishing a list of 301 female entrepreneurs and pioneers of tech, they’ll become role models to the next generation.’’

 

Ram Krishnna Rao, MarketOrders CEO said:

‘I’m very proud to have a diverse team as we actively encourage and promote more women in tech at MarketOrders so it’s great that my co-founder and COO Sukhi is recognised as a tech pioneer and serves as a role model to other women considering a career in technology.’

 

 

The full list can be viewed online here: https://www.businesscloud.co.uk/301-tech-trailblazers

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders helps independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers through our innovative tech platform and marketplace.

 

Connect MarketOrders

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by MarketOrders 

How MarketOrders is pioneering ‘Smart Retailing’ in the gold jewellery industry

 

Today, retail shopping involves one of two options; you either buy products online or walk into brick and mortar stores.

These days however more and more people want their goods to be delivered faster and cheaper to their doorsteps which continue to put pressure on traditional retailers or brick and mortar outlets.

But when online shops can’t quite deliver, the customer needs to go to the store themselves and this experience can be very frustrating. Therefore this cannot be the only option.

So let us introduce a new form of retailing called ‘Smart Retailing’ being pioneered by my company, MarketOrders. We are shaping up a new type of retail experience by combining the best of both online and offline retailing for the gold jewellery industry.

At MarketOrders, we call this a converging platform. Our platform is helping to redesign traditional stores into smart retail stores. We help retail jewellers to embrace new technology to enhance their traditional retail stores.

eCommerce and the high street don’t have to fight for sales. Instead, we help our retail jewellers discover how they can use digital tools like MarketOrders to help reach more customers by ordering smarter and cheaper.

Even though the world is becoming more digitised, there is still demand for in-person purchases. People don’t just want to buy a product. They want to buy an experience, especially when it comes to high-value items like gold and diamond jewellery.

Retail stores can embrace this growing trend through what we call ‘Smart Retailing’ and we are already helping traditional gold jewellery retailers to adapt to the new digital world in new and creative ways.

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/jewelry-necklace-shop-windows-1159685/

 

MarketOrders, proof of concept (POC)

So let’s start with your experience when you visit any gold jewellery shop if you have been to one. It takes hours for you to choose and pick that perfect item for your loved ones.

You might not like the design or style or maybe it’s too expensive. It could also be a dull experience if you are having to get the attention of store staff and they are not being particularly helpful!

You could purchase the item online however that is also not a perfect experience. You may want to touch the item, feel it and try it on. The item may also need to be made to order and can’t accommodate a suitable delivery window in time.

 

photo credit:https://pixabay.com/en/handshake-hands-laptop-monitor-3382503/

 

Introducing the MarketOrders hyper-local mobile commerce vision

From our experience, we have seen that most customers prefer to buy local especially when it comes to jewellery.

Now through the MarketOrders platform and its hyperlocal mobile commerce, everything will be customised the way you want (business owner and end consumers) and the experiences will be powered with technology. This will help the customers to make more informed choices and improve efficiency.

The MarketOrders platform allows the retailer or their customers to pick and choose what they want, when they want and at what price they want.

Purchasing gold jewellery is still operating in a very traditional way. The process was designed decades ago. The retailer has to visit the suppliers to find designs that suit his customers needs based on gut feelings as nothing is digitised or data-driven.  This costs time and money and is an inefficient process.

MarketOrders redesigns this experience by bringing universal designs onto our platform. Retailers can view the products they want with no sales pressure to buy, no need to travel to the suppliers on the other side of the world and no longer having to leave the business unattended. Retailers can also purchase from one source instead of multiple distributors which is also time-consuming.

MarketOrders allows retailers to browse what they want and check the price suitability before placing the order and make a request to deliver or pick up at a particular time.

All the small traditional retailers can get a unique makeover by using the MarketOrders platform.

Most brick and mortar jewellery retailers have not changed the way they operate since the mid-eighties and these stores are the lifeblood of many localities and communities. Today they need to be more convenient to cater to today’s shoppers and satisfy their experiential desires.

 

The real transformation that MarketOrders will bring is digitising the traditional store.

The technology that MarketOrders is building will help traditional retailers with the analytics of their store. This will help decide what products they need, how much they need, who is their customers and etc.

This means the local stores will be better enabled to serve the needs of the local customers. The possibility for small brick and mortar shops are endless with MarketOrders where we are helping to reimagine the stores the way their customers want to shop. Smart Retailing is the future for the gold jewellery industry.

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

Press Release

 

MarketOrders is thrilled to announce they have been announced as Finalists in the West London Business Awards in the Start Up of the Year category.

 

The judging panel of the West London Business Awards 2019 met on Wednesday 21 November and today announces its shortlist.

 

The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals across five themes: sector leadership, sustainable & responsible business, economic growth, corporate leadership, and individual leadership.

 

The winners in each category, as well as the overall West London Company of the Year 2019, will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner on Friday 8 February at Twickenham Stadium.

 

Now in their sixth year these are the only business awards for the West London sub-region. They celebrate business excellence, and showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial vibrancy of West London’s remarkable business community.

 

Andrew Dakers, CEO of West London Business said:

“We have again received a fantastic number of high quality entries this year, despite tough entry criteria. Our shortlist, which this year includes Corporate categories for  the first time, provides a window on the excellence that continues to drive West London’s economy forward, as well as the exciting innovations coming through. The awards night at Twickenham will provide a fitting platform, and plenty of inspiration too, as we recognise the success of all these businesses.”

“The Gala dinner will also see us announce our first West London Business Leader of the Year, a Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a new line-up of West London Business Ambassadors.  We look forward to a great night.”

 

Ram Krishnna Rao, CEO of MarketOrders said:

‘’We are thrilled to reach the Finalist stage in this prestigious accolade which further demonstrates that West London can produce award winning start-ups and has a thriving ecosystem for tech based companies. A huge thanks to my team who work with passion and dedication to drive innovation and build MarketOrders into the success it is today.’’

 

THE SHORTLIST…

Start-up of the Year:

  • Chariot
  • MarketOrders
  • TempaGoGo
  • The Zero Carbon Project

 
SME Sector Leadership

 
Business Services Company of the Year:

  • First Business Water
  • Locata Housing Services
  • TempaGoGo

 

Creative/Media Business of the Year:

  • Big Group
  • By This River
  • DAZN
  • Insightful Images
  • Stephen Johnson Photography
  • Timeline Television
  • TV Ltd

 

Education and Training Provider of the Year:

  • Rough House Media
  • Shout Out UK Ltd
  • Space Studio West London
  • The JGA Group

 

Finance Business of the Year:

  • Beond Group
  • Lawrence Grant Chartered Accountants
  • Smart Currency Business

 

Food and Drink Business of the Year:

  • Chilli Tuk Tuk
  • Curious Roo Coffee Roasters
  • Ma Baker

 

Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year:

  • Age UK
  • Harrow Mencap
  • The West London Children’s Wellness Centre

 

Hospitality Business of the Year:

  • Artisan
  • Clayton Hotel Chiswick
  • Copthorne Tara Hotel

 

Logistics Business of the Year:

  • Alexanders Removals & Storage
  • Sprint Logistics

 

Manufacturing / Reprocessing Business of the Year:

  • Alter London Limited
  • Everglade Windows
  • Proper Oils

 

Property and Construction Business of the Year:

  • KSBC
  • Wilkinson Construction Consultants

 

Retail / Wholesale Business of the Year:

  • Made of Carpet
  • Petit Miracles
  • World of Tattoos

 

Technology Business of the Year:

  • CustoMem
  • eBusiness Guru
  • Medidata

 
Sustainable and Responsible Business
 

Community Investment Award:

  • A Slice of Nice Cake Co
  • Action West London
  • Ealing Mencap
  • Petit Miracles

 

Green ‘Circular Economy’ Business of the Year:

  • Buckingham Futures
  • CustoMem
  • Green Tomato Cars
  • In Your Face Advertising
  • Lofbergs
  • Proper Oils

 

Economic Growth

 

Coworking Space of the Year:

  • Central Research Laboratory
  • Central Working White City
  • Imperial White City Incubator
  • Open Cell
  • Wimbletech CIC

 

Export / International Business of the Year:

  • DAZN
  • Medidata

 

High Growth SME of the Year:

  • Alexanders Removals & Storage
  • Everglade Windows
  • Pots & Co
  • Timeline Television

 

Read the full article here: https://www.westlondon.com/west-london-business-awards-2019-shortlist-announced/

 

Written by MarketOrders

 

Seizing the Blockchain Opportunity with MarketOrders

 

On 13th Nov 2018, our COO and co-founder, Sukhi Jutla spoke at the ‘Seizing the Blockchain Opportunity’ event held by London & Partners.

 

The sold-out event bought together professionals working in the blockchain space and those wanting to learn more about the real-life use cases of blockchain and where the opportunities are.

 

We are on the cusp of a blockchain revolution. The last year alone has seen major corporates gain interest in the distributed ledger technology, and an increasing number of companies are starting and scaling rapidly in the space.

 

The event saw three panel discussions, outlined below, and welcomed speakers from early-stage start-ups all the way to major corporations in the blockchain industry, to discuss the reality of the space, its major challenges and the greatest opportunities for applying this emerging technology.

 

 From L-R: Simone Maini, Abel Tedros, Anna Mostyn Williams, Sukhi Jutla

Here is a summary of the event with key takeaways

 

Panel 1: Opportunities and Dreaming Big: this panel discussed the major opportunities that are now possible thanks to blockchain technology, from creating a truly global marketplace to financial inclusion for the unbanked, digital identity solutions, supply chain transparency and more.

 

Key takeaways:

  • There are powerful use cases for blockchain that can be used for identification purposes to prevent fraud
  • As use cases on the blockchain increase, there could be issues with scaling
  • Users don’t need to understand the mechanics and technical aspects of the blockchain. Need to get them past that. Just how we use the internet and email without thinking about the technical work that happens underneath, we also need to start embracing blockchain and its benefits
  • We all use the internet and email but not all of us necessarily understand how it works!

 

Panel 2: What Keeps Me Awake At Night: this panel explored the main challenges that blockchain faces today, focusing on blocks such as limited transaction speeds, the energy usage of mining, the lack of regulation in the crypto space, amongst others

 

Key takeaways:

  • Can we truly get to a decentralised model or will we see the rise of centralised entities again in order to scale?
  • We need some level of regulation in order for investors to feel comfortable and confident in investing in ICOs
  • Educating the market and its end users in the possibilities of blockchain are important.
  • Giselle Frederick of Zingr explained how market vendors in Grenada, a small Caribbean island, were hesitant of the idea of using a blockchain enabled payment app until she explained they could use this technology to sell even more products to customers on the other side of the tiny island and be guaranteed payment!
  • Rodney Prescott of PWC talked about scaling, adopting blockchain with regards to the consensus mechanism and the rise of consortium structures.

 

Panel 3: How To Start A Career In Blockchain: attendees heard the personal stories of professionals who entered the space, who shared what led them to blockchain and how it is to work in the industry.

 

Key takeaways:

    • Have a growth mindset and actively learn about blockchain
      attend meetups, reach out to your blockchain role models and learn from them
    • If you can’t join a blockchain start up then create something yourself!
    • Follow key people on social channels and learn from them like Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Lubin,

 

  • Other useful resources shared:

 

http://www.weekinethereum.com/

http://unchainedpodcast.co/

https://www.coindesk.com/

https://twitter.com/aantonop

https://about.me/vitalik_buterin

 

Written by MarketOrders

 

MarketOrders shortlisted for TechWomen100 Awards

 
 
PRESS RELEASE

 
Since August 2018, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. With the support of headline sponsor Worldpay, WeAreTechWomen has now identified a shortlist of 200.

 
MarketOrders is thrilled to announce their co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, has made the shortlist.

 
The public vote of support is now open for the 200 individual shortlist nominees. You can vote for Sukhi here: https://bit.ly/2SPeO5o

 
The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and to also recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way for future generations of tech talent.

 
The shortlist showcases remarkable women within technology sector covering a wide range of roles such as Machine Learning Engineer, Radio Modelling Engineer, Quantitative Analyst, Brexit Programme Manager, Radio Prototyper, and Cyber Security Consultant.

 
The full shortlist includes individuals from leading firms such as Amazon, Apple, EY, Fujitsu, IBM, Kurt Geiger, Lloyds Banking Group, Mastercard, Microsoft, O2 and PwC, alongside founders and entrepreneurs of tech start-ups.

 
Over the nomination period, WeAreTechWomen received over 500 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. The calibre of entries for these awards was exceptional and all of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at the shortlist due to the amazing achievements of our nominees.

 
Vanessa Vallely, Founder of WeAreTechWomen said, “At WeAreTechWomen we have made it our personal mission to shine a spotlight on women working in tech. Our strategic aim is to highlight 500 female future leaders in technology by 2022. The response to this year’s awards has been fantastic and calibre of entries has been outstanding! I am so proud to see so many women in tech recognised for their achievements and really look forward to seeing who our final winners will be in December.

 
The TechWomen100 Awards is supported by Worldpay, Accenture, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse, Dell, Deloitte, NewsUK and Sky.

 

Written by MarketOrders

 

LONDON’S TECH SECTOR PLAYS DOWN BREXIT FEARS

 

 

On Oct 11 2018, MarketOrders attended a roundtable hosted by Business Cloud to discuss the impact of Brexit on the UK tech scene.

 

The event hosted in the capital heard from the heads of fast-growing technology businesses, who remain defiantly optimistic in the face of Brexit uncertainty but admit that recruitment will be a challenge.

 

Our COO, Sukhi Jutla, commented she was optimistic because entrepreneurs are pragmatic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, they will adapt and survive. This sentiment was echoed by the other entrepreneurs in the room.

 

Read the article below which captures the key points raised and discussed:

 

London’s start-ups will find it more difficult to find and retain technology talent after Brexit – but tech leaders remain upbeat in the face of uncertainty.

 

That was the general view from BusinessCloud’s latest roundtable discussion in the capital, which was held at KPMG’s offices in Canary Wharf and heard from a panel of experts and tech companies.

 

Ben Corrigan is co-founder and chief revenue officer at shopping tool Pouch, which has a team of 11, with the majority being non-UK nationals.

 

The entrepreneur insists that he remains optimistic providing that access to talent isn’t limited following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

 

“If very talented tech people decide not to come to London because they fear that it’s too difficult then we’ll all be fighting over the same talent,” he said.

“We have to make sure we communicate as a city and a country that we are open and tolerant and that we want the best and the brightest and that has to be then followed through with a political solution.”

 

Felicia Meyerowitz, CEO of Akoni Hub, admits there will be “a big bump” but is confident that the UK’s economy is “strong”.

 

She says most of the clients she meets aren’t concerned and all have plans in place.

 

“It’s been fascinating for me watching the play-out of the media and then going out to speaking to clients and asking them questions,” she said.

 

“Of course they have actual work to do but there’s no reflection on what I’m seeing in the media.”

 

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Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao