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mobco peloton ride 2019

 

On Wednesday June 26 2019 we organized successfully our first mobco peloton event!

The “mobco peloton” is a family of cycling enthusiast including our business relations and mobco employees. The event was a healthy mix of business, networking and active sports!

In the morning briefing, I had the pleasure to give you a short recap of our company history and strategy moving forward. We discussed the converging market of Endpoint Management in combination with a diverging OS feature set, a challenge for every company that gets amplified by the increasing cloud usage. These “workplace” trends do not necessarily make IT’s life easier as every service, every platform provides its own portal for management. Hence our strong focus on workplace management, a service we provide to our customers for a fixed fee per month, including mobile device(s), management, security, provisioning, repair, …

The cornerstone of this service relies on the Employee Service Portal connecting different UEM’s together into a single portal for your convenience. More details on this evolution in our offering in the weeks to come!

Next, we were called by the cycling captains and motorbike guides to hit the road in real peloton style. With 35 cyclists at the start AND finish, I’m happy to call this a great success!

The track was inspired by the first race of this year’s Tour de France, heading west out of Schepdaal where the professional riders will pass on the 6th of July. The track includes a Category 3 and 4 climb in what is otherwise seen as a flat racing day for the UCI Elite, we took the challenge and went over the Muur, Bosberg and even added some more.

For some of our participants, it was the first time they conquered these highlights, a great achievement and congratulation for taking up this challenge!

It took us 3 hours to conclude our ride of 77 kilometres with a total height difference of over 800 meters. A pretty fast pace actually that was facilitated by our motor guides who blocked and secured all crossroads for our safety.

Big thank you to our partners Go4Cycling and WDR insurance for helping us with the organization!

Given the feedback from our mobco peloton riders we already started the planning for 2020. So keep an eye on our communication and maybe you can also join the mobco peloton!

Ulrik