There was a full house in the FLUX Basement to see Pieter van Schalkwyk, Founder and CEO of startup XMPro, at a special Meet the Innovator event.
XMPro is a global provider of software and services for industrial IoT applications. Pieter, a mechanical engineer by training, spent a decade in the petrochemical industry where he learned first-hand the importance of operational efficiency and how enterprise IT systems could impact it. In 2009 he launched XMPro with a focus on intelligent business process management (BPM) solutions for industry, and received the Gartner BPM Cool Vendor award in 2012.
The conversation was far ranging with Pieter taking plenty of questions from the audience. He shared both his technical expertise as well as great advice for startups such as developing a business strategy, working with partners and dealing with clients unfamiliar with your tech.