After the great success of the last HSE Summit, we finally had a chance to host one again! Now free from any travel restrictions, our entire international team could participate. We had it all: visiting customers, laser tag, fine dining, and strategy meetings!
On the first day, we visited one of our largest clients, ZF Mobility Solutions, at their headquarters. We’ve worked closely together with them, but mostly remotely until now. It is always lovely to meet the actual person behind the video calls. We had the pleasure of watching their cutting-edge autonomous vehicle research. This way, we could see, hear and touch the hardware our software is testing. Software engineering is generally an abstract process, and this is why we are glad to be able to work in the LabVIEW ecosystem. Our #labviewfriends all work with extraordinarily cool and hands-on projects. We continued meeting our friends, with a lovely dinner in an Italian restaurant.
On the second day, we started the decidedly less glamorous yet vital and interesting task, the yearly team strategy meeting. Discussing the results and lessons of 2022 and planning our winning strategy for 2023 is no easy feat. We spent several hours evaluating our todos for our customers and designing our solutions.
Afterwards, to relieve the tension, we headed straight to a laser-tag arena! Releasing our pent-up energy by running, hiding, ducking, and weaving was the best way to go. After two hours, everyone was exhausted. We had the chance to see each other’s problem-solving techniques applied to a unique situation. Who ran, who hid, who charged recklessly? All aspects that don’t usually occur in day-to-day business.
To round off the great day, we had to, according to tradition, visit a steakhouse. Pleasant company, captivating conversations, tons of appetisers, local beers and wine, and rare steaks. What could be better?
Day 3 and the next HSE Summit
On the third day, we had to say farewell to Ioan and Alexander. We spent the rest of the day recuperating from the surprisingly strenuous exercise from the day prior. This was our chance to discuss the details of our internal reporting/controlling system, which forms the backbone of all our project planning and estimating.
With the summit coming to an end, we all felt reinvigorated and ready to take on anything 2023 has to offer!
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