For the last 6 months the IST Research team has been celebrating its 10 years of operations. The celebration began with the anniversary of the official formation of the corporate entity in March and is wrapping up this week with the 10th anniversary of the first dollar in the door. This week we bring the entire team together for some planning and discussions about our 2019 goals and on Thursday host friends, family, partners, and many IST alumni at our office for an open house and celebration.
This year has been unlike any I have seen in the 10 years we have had our doors open. There have been many highs and lows over the decade of operations, and today, something remarkable is happening inside of the company. About a year ago we began writing some concepts about how our technical platform could be used to answer questions about some of the hardest to reach populations on the planet. We turned the focus of our writing, our business pursuits, and and roadmap away from the platform and toward tough questions. That simple change in our focus has made all of the difference for IST Research. Our customer base has broadened, the backlog of business has grown dramatically, and we are seeing the IST Research team travel the globe at a pace that is a little bit frightening.
Let us know what you think about this changed focus, visit our new website or come see us at our open house on Thursday in Fredericksburg. Our team would love to hear about the questions you have and discuss how we could team together to get them answered.