A spin-off from A*ccelerate, the research commercialisation arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Niometrics has become one of the fastest growing tech companies in Singapore.
In the interview published by NRF Magazine (January 2020), Dr. Kostas Anagnostakis, CEO and founder of Niometrics, shares about his journey as a researcher-turned-entrepreneur.
Looking back on the transition from a research scientist at A*STAR to founder and CEO of Niometrics, Kostas comments on the importance for entrepreneurs to surround themselves with the right people and seek support and collaboration right from the start. For instance, Periklis Akritidis and Zach Tigkas, two senior members of the pioneering team and currently CTO and COO of Niometrics, joined the company at a very early stage and made instrumental contributions to the company’s technology development and business expansion.
Since its inception, Niometrics has advanced its network analytics technology platform, producing data intelligence that lets telcos drive customer experience improvements, foster product innovation, fuel digital partnerships and establish innovative data platforms. Looking at what lies ahead for Niometrics, Kostas said:
“Our end goal is to maximise the impact that our technology can have in making deeper sense of digital moments. On that, we believe there is still a lot to be achieved.”
Commenting on how data is being utilised by companies in different countries and the future of network analytics, Kostas stresses the significance of privacy protection:
“Perhaps the most surprising finding is that in all countries, no matter where they are in their digital maturity journeys, combining intelligence generation with privacy protection has become a non-negotiable imperative.”
“A network analytics platform that does not follow privacy engineering methods risks overstepping the privacy standards of both today and tomorrow.”
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