2021: Data Gumbo’s Year in Review
Suffice it to say it’s been one heck of a year at Data Gumbo. As 2021 winds down, we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on our journey over the last 12 months by revisiting company milestones. Several key highlights achieved throughout the past year include the following:
Presentations and Panels
Data Gumbo participated in numerous panels, webinars and industry conferences including the virtual SXSW Houston House presented by Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), a local business partnership group dedicated to the economic development organization of Houston as a great place to live, work and build a business. The panel was moderated by Natalie Harms, Senior Editor of Houston Innovation Map, and featured Al Carnrite, CEO and President of The Carnrite Group, exploring the hot topic of the recent rise of ESG and its significance in the global energy transition. Catch the recap here.
In a similar vein, our Founder and CEO presented at the 5th Annual Blockchain in Oil & Gas Conference hosted by the Energy Conference Network. The event was produced in partnership with the industry consortium group, Blockchain for Energy (B4E), and brought together an ecosystem of operators, service companies, industry stakeholders and other interested parties, affording attendees the opportunity to network, innovate and strategize around forging industry solution frameworks. Catch Andrew’s key takeaways from the event here.
On a different note, we’ve forged collaborations with the Open Group Open Footprint Forum and B4E, with additional partnerships established with Kongsberg Digital, to improve supply chain efficiencies through the union of digital twin and smart contract technologies; and with Topl, a public-permissionless blockchain that works in tandem with GumboNet ESG to provide evidence-based, transparent Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data reporting.
Professional Thought Leadership
On the thought leadership front, Andrew elevated company visibility with numerous thought-provoking contributions including:
- Houston Business Journal - Blockchain is the Panacea for ESG Data Woes
- Houston Innovation Map - Houston expert: Why tech companies can benefit from building an ambassador ecosystem
- Hart Energy - How Technology Will Enable Oil to Play by New Climate Rule
- The Hill - Are Global ESG Standards Possible?
As well, Andrew sustained his high-profile Forbes Technology Column with a wide range of interesting topics:
- It's Time For Modern Enterprise To Automate Transactions
- The Next Wave Of Automation: ESG Data
- Prerequisites For A Low-Carbon Future: Cold, Hard Facts
- Why Being Older Can Be An Advantage In Founding And Running A Tech Startup
- The Near-Term Future Of Blockchain: Tracking Carbon Offsets
- What Companies Can Do To Prepare For The SEC’s Climate Disclosure Regulations
When it comes to pressworthy announcements, the year has been rich in news. From launching
GumboNet ESG in the spring to the close of Data Gumbo’s Series B, being tapped by both Well Expertise and Exceed Norge for our smart contract network to completing the SOC 1 Type 2 Data Security Standards Compliance Audit
And last but not least, we won a multitude of industry awards with a running list that includes two Gold Stevie® Awards in the 2021 American Business Awards®, a Gold Globee® in the Annual 2021 Disruptor Company Awards, the Deep Analysis’ 2021 Innovation Index Award, the Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation, and one of the most exciting ceremonies we’ve ever attended – Data Gumbo was named Oil and Gas Start Up Company of the Year at ADIPEC Awards – read Andrew’s firsthand account of the experience (fireworks and all).
All in all, it’s been a fantastic year and we cannot thank every member of our team for their dedication and hard work in supporting the growth of our company. We’ve got a lot in store for the year ahead and truly look forward to networking with you in the New Year.