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Witekio is hiring

Witekio is hiring

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By Julien Happich



eeNews Europe caught up with the company’s original founder and CEO Yannick Chammings to better understand what’s behind the name change.

Witekio’s CEO Yannick Chammings

“When I created Adeneo Embedded fifteen years ago, we were helping companies with our OS expertise on Linux. 20 years ago, MCUs ran very limited software, most OEMs were able to do software in house” recalls Chammings.

“With the IoT trend, there is more consumerization, devices are more interconnected, with more complex UIs, integrated to the cloud and within complex ecosystems. Technical expertise is no longer sufficient, you must be able to optimize the integration of different software components. More and more often, we help our customers solve technical issues on software while keeping a tab on power budget constraints or graphical rendering” he continued.

Somehow, the CEO explained that Adeneo Embedded has naturally evolved to meet the increasing needs of its customers and wants to officialise that evolution and business maturity with a name change. Witekio, which phonetically sounds like “we take you” is promising a reinsuring technical partnership, with a device-thinking approach.

According to Chammings, while IT and service providers would typically make a data-centric proposition, Witekio’s capability to think “device-centric” with the hardware and software architecture in mind makes it a better partner to provide the integration and physical interconnection with data services.


Taking the industrial market as an example, the trend is for companies to bring their devices to the cloud and create new revenue or optimisation scenarios out of the data.

“Most companies don’t have the time to ramp up their team”, notes Chammings, “we bring advanced knowledge to co-pilot their project, on a case-by-case basis, to bring intelligence and connectivity to their devices.”

 

Another example put forward by the CEO was a company manufacturing climbing holds, typically rather inert devices. The company wanted to equip them with coloured LEDs, possibly pressure sensors and connect them wirelessly. The idea is that a climbing wall equipped with these smart climbing holds could configure coloured climbing routes for users to follow a personalized training program. Multiple climbing rooms could be connected to the cloud and climbers could follow personalized routes wherever they train, with the wall dynamically reconfiguring new routes for them to increase the difficulty, based on the climbers’ previous performances.

“Were would such a company look?” He asked. “If they tried internally, they could go to a software provider to solve the data issues and build value out of the data, but they would face a major risk on the device-side. Their challenges being how to get the data out in an efficient and ergonomic way”.

“We are capitalizing on our legacy of technical expertise in embedded software, with over 90 engineers. So we can complete an OEM’s engineering team to help them develop what they want to achieve” added Chammings.

The CEO expects to double or even triple Witekio’s staff over the next three years and grow its technology expertise across Android, QX and Linux. Chammings will be hiring project managers, architects and experts in various connectivity stacks which Witekio may not have in-house yet.

As a growing system integrator, Witekio aims to provide worldwide support, training and engineering services for companies developing advanced software layer solutions for embedded systems and connected devices. It will offer development services for low level software such as drivers, firmware, BSP, but also middleware customization and optimization (OS, communication, connectivity) and HMI and application development.

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