The Power of Community
By Jaco Markwat
Managing Director, Element8

The Power of Community

We started Element8 to help make automation Human again.

Built on the belief that innovation starts with people, the true change agents. Those working tirelessly to improve processes and make things better for everyone. The small role we play is to remove some of the barriers and obstacles to make this a reality. And provide best-in-class software, accessible to all.

But 2020 was a year like no other. Extraordinary. Demanding. Many lost their loved ones and their livelihoods – especially the most vulnerable in our communities. And the theme of resilience re-emerged, as it has so many times in our history.

COVID-19 has reshaped how we do a lot of things today. Testing the operational resilience of our processes, the pandemic and lockdown have radically transformed the way we interact with systems and each other. And while the forced acceleration of digitization was a bridge too far for some, it was also an opportunity for others.

We are proud of our resilient community of partners, customers and their families. We have seen innovative applications by young engineers. And heard amazing stories of selfless sharing of resources and time. Well done! Learning and sharing is now standard.  And while we don’t know when the crisis will end, we know our community will be wiser and stronger every day. And embracing every moment.

Thank you for sharing the journey and happy holidays!

The Element8 Team