It’s June 2015.
Your company, PrivacyCo, has offices in the U.S. and the bulk of its clients are located in Europe. PrivacyCo routinely transmits employee personal data from Europe to the U.S. for storage, analysis — whatever is needed to get the job done.
For most of us, charity is a choice—each of us has their own relationship to generosity. But at Symphony, we have a saying: nothing is someone else’s problem. We feel a responsibility not just for what’s in front of us, but what’s around us. Because it’s all connected.
Our second anniversary conference, Symphony Innovate 2016, was a major success on multiple levels. Our conference space buzzed with top executives and senior directors across financial services, including FinTech Studios, Dow Jones, IHS Markit, and Selerity discovering and sharing how the future of work—and the platform that powers it—is evolving. We debuted new features including Symphony Meetings for multi-modal collaboration, a host of comprehensive integrations with Salesforce, Github, Jira, Trello, and Zapier, and our Webhooks API.
This past year has seen the debut of Symphony’s secure collaboration platform, its widespread adoption across the most economically influential industry in the world, a host of strategic partners offering their content through our growing app ecosystem, and the release of our mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
After five years of working in sales and trading at a prominent investment bank, I made the decision to change direction and take a chance on Symphony, a then months-old tech startup out of Silicon Valley.
It’s Monday. You wake up and scroll through numerous texts and emails, trying to set your priorities for the day. For the modern worker, that might look like getting to your desk and opening one or two dozen tabs, each one launching you into a different app: the one where your content lives, the one where your chats live, the one where your expense reports live, the one—you get the idea. One of those texts was relevant to one of those open windows, but who can remember? Those apps don’t speak to each other and besides, you’re absorbed in another app’s UI.