Brillio - Company of the Year
Company: Brillio, Santa Clara, CA
Company Description: Brillio, a three-year-old fast growth digital services company, is built to challenge the conventional approach to enterprise IT with the New Know How in Technology. We are wired for speed, and rapidly develop and deploy disruptive solutions that help our Fortune 1000 clients stay ahead in a fast-changing environment and capture business value faster.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Company of the Year - Business & Professional Services - Large
Nomination Title: Most Admired Company - Brillio
Tell the story about what this nominated organization has achieved since January 1, 2016 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.
In less than three years, Brillio transformed its sales, services, and operations—all while reinventing its culture. From an IT staffing firm, the company now creates outcomes, foregoing revenue in favor of helping clients compete faster using disruption in technology. Brillio creates competitive advantage for its clients in the areas of digital and data evolution and transformation.
Brillio’s CEO, Raj Mamodia, was the CEO of an IT staffing company in 2014 when he and his colleagues decided to spin off a global technology services firm focused on digital and data transformation arm that would become Brillio. Mamodia took a bold leap of faith that it would work, all based on his vision that organizations could benefit from what he calls the “New Know How.” The New Know How helps companies leverage disruptive and emerging technologies to transform.
Unlike other large IT firms that base their businesses on man hours or number of products sold, Brillio decided to focus on tangible results: time spared, money saved, new revenue won. The results arrived rapidly: by 2016, Brillio was delivering digital innovation at faster speeds than its (much larger) competitors. The company saw digital business double, and is on track to reach its 2020 Vision—all of it bootstrapped.
To be the best, Brillio’s executives fostered a merit-based corporate culture. Early on, Mamodia empowered the leaders of five service lines under him to act as mini-CEOs, with their own discretionary budgets and bottom line responsibility, creating a sense of ownership that percolated throughout the company. In addition, there would be no more silos. Instead, each client would get an interdisciplinary team of experts – digital experience, IT infrastructure, analytics and software – to address the challenges and guide their digital journey. The firm initially set up four divisions based not on areas of expertise but on their clients’ four big needs: Imagine, Digital Experiences, Engineering and Analytics, with a fifth being ultimately added, AppsNext. Brillio knew that it too needed to practice what it preached, and within its first six months—it became 100% digital, while establishing a name for itself in a competitive landscape.
This metamorphosis sparked award after award, including being named one of the 2016 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. Brillio also forged strong, unique partnerships with world-class companies like Microsoft, which made Brillio one of its few (less than 40) select National Managed Solutions Partners in January, on top of eight existing Microsoft partnerships.
Finally, Brillio views Corporate Social Responsibility as the soul of the organization. Charged with a large budget, the flagship Bringing Smiles program has inspired 400+ Brillio employees to teach career development and STEM skills to more than 5,000 underprivileged children across the US and India. Mamodia and his team pledge to reach 100,000 children by 2020—democratizing innovation and entrepreneurship.
By early 2017, a company that emerged just three years ago is now one of the most digitally disruptive global technology consulting firms in the world, with a revolutionary approach to client work, multi-million dollar contracts with Fortune 1000 companies, and a CSR program that’s poised to change the world we live in.
In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of this organization since the beginning of 2016 (up to 150 words).
-Brillio more than doubled its revenue.
-Brillio was named one of 50 Microsoft U.S. National Managed Solution Partners.
-Brillio achieved AWS Service Delivery Partner status for Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda.
-Performed the world’s largest SAP on premise migrations to Microsoft Azure.
-In 2016, Brillio received a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 71 demonstrating exceptional customer advocacy. These results represent a 15% increase on the company’s 2015 score.
-In October, Brillio held Brillio Imagine Customer Forum 2016 for its customers, and hosted talks and panel discussion from numerous preeminent industry leaders.
-Brillio recently opened offices in Norway and Seattle to add to its Santa Clara, Jersey City and Bangalore offices.
-Brillio expanded the footprint of its CSR efforts to reach more than 5,000 students in India and the United States.
-In 2016, Brillio was named one of 2016’s Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces.
Of the following measures of success, which ONE do you want the judges to most appreciate about your organization's story of achievement since the beginning of 2016?