A familiar face in the local startup scene, he has 15 years of experience in software development
Jakarta-based B2B marketplace for business supplies and services Bizzy today announced the appointment of Norman Sasono as Chief Innovation Officer.
With more than 15 years of experience in software development industry, his appointment is expected to drive new product developments that will improve the way companies procure and build US-style employee benefit portals.
“Norman has built some of Indonesia’s largest enterprise platforms for financial and insurance sectors. We’re thrilled to have someone with his vision and skill-set join us on the journey to radically shift the way businesses buy,” said Peter Goldsworthy, CEO and Founder of Bizzy, in a written statement.
Sasono began his career as an Architect, then CTO in Microsoft and Intimedia. A familiar face in local startup scene, he recently led Microsoft Indonesia’s technical evangelism for startup developers and architects, as well mentored many top Indonesian startups within incubators.
Sasono will be in charge of a newly emerging category in many Indonesian companies known as ‘employee perks’.
“We are seeing more cases where the HR team is the centre of purchasing. They are investing serious time in thinking about how to keep their teams happy. There have been some great examples,” explained Goldsworthy.
Bizzy has several projects in store for the upcoming year. It has consulted MNC Group to help set up an indoor garden for the employees to refresh themselves in, and will also launch a closed marketplace for ride-hailing app Go-Jek. With a private log-in access, the portal will allow employees to buy any item in the Bizzy catalogue at below wholesale rates for their own personal usage.
More companies such as Traveloka and TNT Express have also invested in providing employee benefit portals, which will take the bulk buying power of the corporation and extend it to their employees.
Disclaimer: Bizzy is an Ardent portfolio company. Ardent Capital is an investor in Optimatic Pte Ltd, the parent company of e27.
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