Harnessing the latest technological know-how to make it easier for businesses to do more business is at the heart of what Launch is all about.
CEO Sally Thompson believes the applications for the technology being created by her cutting edge team on the south coast are limitless.
“We are offering a digital solution to connect businesses and enable them to do more business. The capability of the technology and the potential for Launch is unlimited.”
And if the response so far from businesses is anything to go by (including several Blue Ribbon companies), Launch is really onto something.
At their launch event at IBM’s prestigious south bank offices in London, which included a glowing personal endorsement from one of the world’s leading computer scientists Professor Dame Wendy Hall, there was a real buzz in the room.
“I first started working with Dame Wendy several years ago and was immediately inspired by the work she was doing with Professor Nigel Shadbolt on open data. It was a major honour to have Dame Wendy speaking at our launch event and there was a huge amount of interest in what we are aiming to achieve with Launch.”
An award-winning businesswoman, Sally has always believed in collaboration and co-operation between businesses. She was the founding CEO of Business South and set up the marine cluster on the Isle of Wight which earned her the title of Wessex Business Woman of the Year.
Never afraid to blaze a trail, Sally has built on her years of experience talking to business leaders on a national and international basis, to create Launch.
“I know the frustrations and difficulties businesses encounter and we are using Artificial Intelligence and open data to tailor solutions for business. One of the starting points for my team was to create a Find Engine. I’ve always felt search engines have their place but what if you don’t know what you don’t know – you need a find engine to start your journey.”
As she and her team talk to more businesses about how the Launch platform can help them, they are uncovering more possibilities.
“It’s exciting to see Launch come to life. Our Find Engine is just part of the bigger picture for Launch and it is tantalising to see the potential for how we can help businesses to overcome barriers to growth.”
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