Would you please tell us about the journey of your company?
All individuals and enterprises, in my opinion, are eventually offering services to our society. Our civilization is on the verge of becoming a machine-enabled society in the coming decades, and EarlyBirds‘ mission is to “Engage Society in Actionable Innovation!”
With our Open Innovation Ecosystem, which includes Innovators (Startups, Scaleups, and Mature Organizations), Early Adopters (Private and Public Organizations looking to solve their business and technical challenges), and Subject Matter Experts – SMEs, everything we do at EarlyBirds is enabling this vision (Domain and Industry experts).
We connect these three parties through the platform, where our SMEs deliver our specialised programmes.
What obstructions did do you face at the time of inception?
Almost all potential clients, investors, and Subject Matter Experts agreed on the potential of the idea because it was so unique.
The difficulty was that we were trying to get three sides together to address complex challenges, so there were a lot of reliances on getting the focus right at the appropriate time.
Kris’ inspiration for EarlyBirds stemmed from a problem he saw while working on a huge transformation project, where a disruptive startup solution could have been deployed instead of lengthy initiatives to develop new products from the ground up.
How do you determine the functionalities that technical solutions should offer?
It should be linked with corporate strategy, scale, and if possible, employ out-of-the-box features of any well-known product. It should also be simple to use and secure.
By bringing together three parties – innovators (startups, scaleups, and mature), early adopter organisations (both public and private sector), and subject matter experts – EarlyBirds has created a global Open Innovation Ecosystem (Domain and Industry experts).
We’re on a mission with our stakeholders to ensure that our values are in sync with theirs.
Our internally aligned product roadmaps are now fully aligned to deliver to our customers and stakeholders, ensuring a culture of customer and stakeholder satisfaction.
How do you remain up-to-date with the latest trends happening in the industry?
Customers, Innovators, and Subject Matter Experts are all vital sources, but I also host major leaders from all of these categories on our webinars, and all of these contribute insights. On top of that, I continue to study through online courses, events, and several industry meetings.
EarlyBirds is on a mission to fulfill its mission of “Engaging Society in Actionable Innovation!”
We created the Edzlity (Edge and Agility) framework to assist organisations in becoming Self-Learning organisations. With our platform, products, and services, we will continue to innovate products and align our services to deliver these results and programs.
What is the greatest failure you’ve had in your career and how did you grow from it?
One of my biggest mistakes, both professionally and personally, was looking for possibilities elsewhere rather than seizing opportunities right where I was.
Professionally and with my family, I had virtually lost my credibility, but I had personally gained a lot from it.
I understood that we need to recognise opportunities first where we are because we have so much power, which is especially important when you are just starting.
When we first started, UK Trade Investment urged us to start in the UK rather than Australia, but we stayed local and it has already paid off.
The motivation is to continue working on personal and professional journeys while also harmonising the organisation.
What are your development methodologies?
My partner, Jeff Penrose, and I had both worked for companies ranging in size from tiny to very large.
I’ve been a supporter of the waterfall methodology since the early days of modular development in the software industry.
We opted to utilise the Agile development framework because it reduces risk and allows us to be more agile at this stage of our firm because there were so many learning and development possibilities in the market.
As the CEO and co-founder of EarlyBirds, I’m focused on creating a roadmap and collaborating with all stakeholders to connect the customer experience, economic success, and technological success.
My co-founder and COO, Jeff Penrose, has played an equal role in the day-to-day operations of EarlyBirds.
I spend time interacting with our Advisory Board, Subject Matter Experts, and technical team to align our product and delivery, depending on the day.
Consistency at the top is quite a difficult task. How do you develop that determination?
Consistency is a challenging task, to be sure. We assess our success by offering the best for our customers, whether we’ve just started engaged, producing products, or delivering to them. The commitment to perform better every day for all of our stakeholders stems from our focus on delivering better for our consumers.
What advice would you have for someone breaking into your field?
When dealing with a local issue, think big and scale-up. Make products with cutting-edge technology, tools, and security. Starting a business is similar to working on a complicated project or software, so constantly thinking about how you can improve and align everything
What do you envision for the future of your industry?
EarlyBirds is embarking on a mission to fulfil its mission of “Engaging Society in Actionable Innovation!” Edzlity (Edge and Agility) is a framework that we created to assist organisations in becoming Self-Learning organisations.
With our platform, products, and programmes, we will continue to develop goods and align our services to achieve these goals.
As our society gradually automates the majority of basic human needs, the IT industry will play an increasingly important role.
Please tell us about your greatest accomplishments
Through my career, including EarlyBirds, my finest recognition has been the success of my clients and their feedback.
The trust that my cofounder Jeff Penrose and the CFO James Palmer have shown in me has motivated me to leave my corporate job and work full-time at EarlyBirds.
Challenges teach us a lot and serve as a form of road map for our path, bringing patience and assisting us in developing agility. Without a challenge, there is no opportunity, and no achievement or advancement can be made on our trip.EarlyBirds is embarking on a mission to fulfil its mission of “Engaging Society in Actionable Innovation!”
Edzlity (Edge and Agility) is a framework that we created to assist organisations in becoming Self-Learning organisations. With our platform, products, and programmes, we will continue to develop goods and align our services to achieve these goals.
As our society gradually automates the majority of basic human needs, the IT industry will play an increasingly important role.Most of the stumbling hurdles have taught me new ways to think, improve, learn, and serve. I couldn’t understand anything for the first three months of my first English-medium college when I was 16, but it taught me patience.
Managing my time and priorities as a 21-year-old with a family and two businesses was a huge assistance.
Working in numerous worldwide locations such as Europe, the United States, and finally, Australia has further strengthened my understanding of diverse people, cultures, and believe that success in anything begins with an attitude, not with talents.
Above is delivered with help of EarlyBirds Ecosystem (Innovators, Subject Matter Experts (SMES) and Early Adopters) using platform and innovation programs – the Challenger and the Explorer. The Challenger program is to solve one business or technical challenge at a time and the Explorer program is to provide ongoing innovation as a service to the whole organisation.
EarlyBirds platform scouts over 1Mglobal Innovators, have over 100 SMEs and now over 500 organisations registered on the platform.
EarlyBirds offers two options to the market – Self Service platform subscription that customers can search Innovators to identify solutions or innovations to solve their challenges or SME assisted programs to deliver a solution to any business or technical challenges or ongoing innovation as a service.
Website : https://earlybirds.io
Year of Establishment : 2019
Founding Members : Kris Poria (CEO), Jeff Penrose (COO) and James Palmer (CFO)
Office Locations : Australia
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