Next Steps ROCCO Group business continuity, Genesis, ROCCO 100, The Innovators, Vendor Performance
“It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” – Winston Churchill
In this time of uncertainty and insecurity, where our thoughts are on our families, friends and loved ones, we might be conscious of thinking of nothing else but our own survival. The ROCCO team, in addition to our thoughts on those nearest and dearest to us, also want to extend our thoughts to all those affected personally by COVID-19 and we hope that anyone experiencing an infection recovers and remains strong despite the challenges they face. Furthermore, to the staff in the hospitals whose courage has been so important and whose resilience has been so needed – “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” They are fighting a war as we watch in hope from the safety of our homes.
Business Continuity, ours and yours
For all of us here in ROCCO, it can’t be denied that by moving all our operations to home based working, it’s new territory for us, as it is for the millions of businesses in the 180+ countries affected by this pandemic. We greatly appreciate those colleagues who in this time of solidarity have reached out to us and shown understanding and empathy on how to proceed under these new circumstances we all find ourselves in.
To be clear all ROCCO’s research, consulting and training projects will continue and we are actively seeking new ways to assist our clients with strategic insights in what has become possibly the biggest strategic challenge they have ever faced. We’re on top of this and we are working on relevant insights and will be able to assist.
Genesis, Innovation event May 2020
As a company we have been planning for several months to deliver an event focussed on the innovation gaps we see in our industry. We have in 2019 commenced research projects whose trajectories have all been leading to our event planned for May 2020 which we called ‘Genesis’. Sadly, this event can no longer proceed and is suspended until further notice. We will be picking up the threads of this in the months to come and planning to hold the event live on new dates. We will not let down the colleagues, clients and business partners who were participating. As with all of our industries events, time will be the great healer and we hope to jump on new event dates in the near future. Please standby for more information.
The point of ROCCO 100 has always been to pay tribute to the many influential people who have helped shape our industry, their companies and teams in significant ways. On March 6th we hosted our ROCCO 100 judges day in Seville and spent many hours going through the thousands of votes we have received. The results for ROCCO 100 have been finalised and we are currently undergoing extensive analysis of the data as there are many insights to be found there. In order to honour and give tribute to the ROCCO 100 in a way which suits the importance of the results we are now going to reveal the results in two stages.
- On the 20th May 2020 we will announce the ROCCO 100, revealing the top 25 most Influential people in alphabetical order and the remaining 75 in rank order.
- The final ranking for the top 25 and the awards will be revealed at the live Genesis event on a rescheduled date.
The 3rd biennial Innovators research has been concluded. We have now identified the top 50 most innovative companies in our industry. In order to honour and give tribute to the Innovators 2020 we are now going to reveal the results in two stages.
- On the 20th May 2020 we will announce the Innovators, revealing the top 10 most Innovative companies in alphabetical order and the last 40 in rank order.
- The final ranking for the top 10 and the awards will be revealed at the live Genesis event on a rescheduled date.
Vendor Performance Research
Throughout the year ROCCO is conducting benchmarking research studies on Vendors, rated by Mobile Operators and Enterprises. In order to honour and give tribute to the Vendors who are tier one in a way which suits the importance of the results, we are now going to reveal the results in two stages.
- Tier one vendors can be identified by Operators who simply take part in the research, as we always send an Executive Summary to all MNO participants. For Operators or Vendors who would like to see the leaderboard, the results will be available in the final report.
- The Tier ones for all our reports will be revealed with awards at the live Genesis event on a rescheduled date.
As for the reason for waiting to reveal final results, we believe the best opportunity to innovate the market is by bringing, the most influential people, the best vendors, the most innovative companies together in a single space. We believe the event will be worth the wait and the opportunities that will come from it.
Watch this space for how to find out about our ROCCO 100 and Innovators online communications on May 20th.
As the situation on COVID 19 evolves, the ROCCO team will proactively reach out if there is additional support we can provide. Until then, if you have any further questions about our response to COVID-19, please contact us at HQ@rocco.group
Let us now brace ourselves and proceed to our duties despite their challenges, so that we may be proud and remember these days in quarantine and be reminded of how well we got through them and how we all have lived to go on to bigger and brighter days.
CEO ROCCO Research, Jason Bryan
CEO ROCCO Strategy, Dhiraj Wazir