Coworkers vs. Crisis #6 – Thomas Le Guevel from Seven Sensing Software
Our HubHub´s series Coworker vs. Crisis has a new episode! This time from Poland with Thomas Le Guevel from Seven Sensing Software.
Thomas Le Guevel is a member at HubHub Postępu in Warsaw. He is the Engineering Manager of Seven Sensing Software, developing own audio software products for True Wireless Stereo earbuds, and providing software services in Audio and Computer Vision. Let’s look at how the crisis has affected his business.
How did the current crisis affect your business?
On the services side, which is focused on the European market, our customers have been more hesitant to engage in new projects and we have around 33% fewer projects than six months ago. On the product side, which is driven by Asian customers, we are happy with the traction. We have seen a short slowdown during March, but since then our customers are back full speed toward their pre-crisis goals.
How did you adapt to this situation?
We have accelerated the shift of our strategy from a company doing mainly services and developing a product alongside the services, to a company focusing primarily on our products and doing services selectively if they strengthen our product business. We have also adapted our way of working as a company to keep our commitment to project milestones despite all employees working remotely for two months.
How did you help your clients adapt?
We have adapted our services proposals to our customers’ changing needs in these times. In our product business, we have empowered our Asia office to communicate with our local clients extensively so that we could keep our product development in Europe fully on track.
Your key learning point?
Always keep communicating with your customers; Accept and anticipate changes.
What are your future goals?
Bring our first Audio product to the market!
How can you help other coworkers in HubHub?
We have a strong DevOps culture to develop software. We are always interested in sharing on those topics, how to develop software product better, faster and with a high level of quality.