Durham, N.C.-based Core Compete helps organiza- tions accelerate, innovate
and automate Big Data and Analytics initiatives. The firm delivers
a modern analytics platform that
enables companies to tackle the
deluge of challenges and opportunities from big data to support millions of daily operational decisions.
“We are very encouraged by the interest organizations are showing in
modernizing their data and analytics environments and moving to the
cloud,” says Shiva Kommareddi,
Managing Partner. “This creates
an excellent foundation for continued growth.” Consulting caught up
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Kommareddi: Most executives try-
ing to drive business value from data
and analytics are faced with a com-
plex technology landscape and an
overwhelming set of choices. In this
fast-changing landscape, most com-
panies lack the critical skills to design
and implement an end-to-end mod-
ern, elastic analytics infrastructure.
We specialize in bringing together the
right set of critical skills to drive value
from big data and analytics: domain
expertise, analytics innovation, tech-
nology know-how and agile delivery
methodologies. Our focus is to create
business impact in quarters instead of
years by enabling our customers to
think like venture capitalists, seek rap-
id outcomes, scale success, and have
the agility to adapt and change.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Kommareddi: We have continued
our solid growth by penetrating into
new markets including the media and
manufacturing sectors as well as accelerating our partnerships with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web
Services and Hortonworks and SAS.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2019?
Kommareddi: We see 2019 as another year for strong growth. To gear
up for this increased demand, we have
grown our worldwide staff by 40 percent and added more than 150 new
certifications across data, analytics
and cloud technologies. Additionally,
we expect to see continued interest in
our managed services business as our
customers see this as an important
way for them to have us manage their
platform so they refocus on their core
business and better manage costs.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2019?
Kommareddi: As our organization
grows, we need to ensure we build
a culture that stays true to our core
values of building trusted, long-term
partnerships with our clients and de-
lighting them with our agility, initia-
tive and innovation. We continue to
place an emphasis on recruiting and
developing high performing individ-
uals that are the right long-term fit,
who have a passion for their work
and a commitment to delivering val-
ue to our customers.
Consulting: What does being named
one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing
Firms mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Kommareddi: Our employees consider it an honor to be recognized by
such a well-respected national publication. Receiving an award like
this provides an opportunity for our
team and our clients to step back
from all the hard work that has been
done and take a moment to appreciate what we have accomplished
together. This is a great accomplishment for our organization and we
will use this to help motivate us to
continue on the same path.
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