With the challenges we've all experiencing this year, 2020 is also a significant milestone for Wisenet. This year we celebrate 10 years in Singapore!
It all began in 1997 in Cairns, Australia. My Co-founder Kim was teaching Hospitality at college, and I was teaching computer skills part time. While the college was busy, behind the scenes, things were a mess! No records, no reporting systems - it was all very ad-hoc.
Kim and I saw an opportunity to create something special, so we spent a few weeks building an application for some basic record keeping. We then took the application and presented to management. They were impressed and we secured our first customer!
We then took a gamble that would change the course of our lives: Kim and I jumped in the car and spent the next few weeks driving 2,000km to Brisbane - calling into colleges in all the little towns along the way - and found that there was a real need for better records management.
By the time we reached Brisbane, we had secured dozens of customers! With this shot of confidence, Kim and I left our day jobs and have never looked back since.
In 2010 I relocated to my new home, Singapore, to establish Wisenet's Asia headquarters. In 2018 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary - a proud moment and quite a milestone in the software industry!
We've come a long way since that first application (on a floppy disk!) to what Wisenet is today - a multi-national company offering our unique cloud-based Learning Relationship Management platform. We continue to remain faithful to our origins while pioneering the future.
With offices in Australia, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and Europe, Wisenet is the vendor of choice for Training Providers around the world, with millions of enrolments under management.
It's been quite the ride! My sincere thanks to our worldwide team members, network of suppliers and loyal customers!
In 2019 Wisenet was acquired by publicly listed Adapt IT (JSE:ADI), and the journey continues!
- Ben Hamilton, CEO & Co-founder, Wisenet