Gimly's Remarkable 2023: A Year of Innovation and Expansion

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2023 has been an extraordinary year for Gimly. We've grown our team, advanced our technology, and forged strong partnerships. Thanks to your support and belief in our vision, we've achieved new heights. A heartfelt thank you to all who have been with us this year.

As we approach the year's end, we want to take a moment to reflect and share with you some of our most cherished moments and milestones from 2023:

Khalid Maliki Joining Forces with Caspar Roelofs as a Co-founder 🀝

A highlight of 2023 for Gimly was welcoming Khalid Maliki as our co-founder and COO to work side by side with our co-founder and CEO Caspar Roelofs. Khalid brings a wealth of expertise in ID technology, coupled with strong industry connections that are invaluable in propelling our 'Tap to ID' technology forward, particularly in the travel and aviation sectors. His vision and leadership are instrumental in steering Gimly towards new horizons of innovation and market influence.


Pilot Success with Neom πŸš€

Our first pilot project with Neom stands as a significant achievement for Gimly, showcasing our technology's adaptability in smart city settings. This accomplishment sets the stage for more ground-breaking initiatives, especially in enhancing hospitality experiences. A key focus of our involvement in Neom is to revolutionize the check-in process with our seamless check-in solutions. We're dedicated to overcoming access control challenges and ensuring seamless, user-friendly interactions, prioritizing convenience and efficiency for guests.

Tech Champions 3 Accelerator: Opening Doors in Saudi Arabia

Joining the Tech Champions 3 accelerator, led by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia and Plug and Play Middle East, marked a significant stride for Gimly. Saudi Arabia is a key market for our expansion, and the accelerator allowed us to foster relationships with key government bodies and align our offerings with the ambitious Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia.

Our involvement has been crucial in aligning Gimly with significant initiatives like NEOM, enhancing our foothold in the burgeoning tourism sector. This program has catalyzed fruitful discussions with potential partners and clients, setting the stage for our expansion in the Kingdom. It's an exciting time as we leverage these connections to bring our 'Tap to ID' technology to new markets. πŸŒŸπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦

CEO Caspar Roelofs (left) and COO Khalid Maliki (right) at Tech Champions 3 Accelerator, Riyadh KSA 2023


Advancing with IATA's Accelerate Program

Our involvement in the IATA Accelerate program has been one of the most exciting parts of our 2023 journey. It emphasized our commitment to enhancing the traveler experience through innovative digital identity management solutions. This program is key in directing our aviation strategy and reinforcing our leadership in the sector, along with other leading startups in the ID and travel space, including FastID, NeoKe, Gataca, SpruceID and OMMA Data. We're eager to continue this venture, shaping the future of aviation identity solutions. πŸ›«πŸŒπŸš€

Expanding Horizons with IATA: B2B Pilot and Airline Collaborations

Our engagement in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ecosystem is propelling Gimly into new and exciting ventures. We're launching a B2B pilot in Q1 of the upcoming year, focused on transforming how travel agencies handle ticket reselling for airlines. This pilot is about more than just streamlining operations; it's a showcase of decentralized identity's role in efficiently verifying the legitimacy of travel agencies. By simplifying these verification processes, we're not only enhancing operational efficiency but also demonstrating how decentralized identity can revolutionize the travel sector. This initiative aligns with our broader goal of redefining processes within aviation, in line with IATA's innovative strides, setting a new standard in trust and efficiency for the industry.


Sharpened Focus on Hospitality and Travel

Over the past year, we've sharpened our focus on the hospitality and travel sectors, recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities in these areas. Insights and feedback from industry experts have been invaluable, guiding us to refine our strategies and tailor our solutions to meet the specific needs of these industries.

Website Launch: Elevating Our Online Presence

The launch of our new website in 2023 was a pivotal moment for Gimly. It represents our dedication to making our 'Tap to ID' technology more accessible and showcases our commitment to a user-friendly online presence, crucial for engaging with a global audience.


Deepening Microsoft Partnership: Expanding Our Reach

Strengthening our partnership with Microsoft and featuring in the Azure marketplace has been a key step in expanding our market reach. This collaboration not only boosts our credibility but also opens up new opportunities for client engagement and solution deployment. Find our Tap to ID offering in the Azure Marketplace.

Events and Highlights from 2023

This year, Gimly has been at the forefront of several key industry events, showcasing our innovations and connecting with leaders in the field. Here are some of the standout moments:

Looking Forward to 2024

Looking ahead to 2024 🌟, we're buzzing with excitement to keep up with the evolving trends in SSI, travel, and hospitality πŸ›©οΈπŸ¨. Our commitment is to adapt to market shifts and consumer needs, ensuring Gimly stays ahead in innovation πŸ’‘.

As we wrap up a bustling 2023, a huge thanks to everyone on this journey with us πŸ™. Your support and enthusiasm mean the world 🌍. We're eager to see how our 'Tap to ID' tech will further revolutionize travel and hospitality in the future πŸš€. Here's to continuing our journey of innovation and impact in 2024 and beyond! πŸŽ‰

In conclusion, as we celebrate Gimly's strides, we must also remember the broader challenges our world faces. Amidst our successes, many have endured hardships. Inspired by the wisdom of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), let's each play a role in fostering a kinder world. Whether through a smile or compassionate words, every action counts. Here’s to a 2024 filled with peace, justice, and hope for our children's future. πŸŒβœ¨πŸ•ŠοΈ

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