“If you drive a car produced by one of Europe’s top car manufacturers, then it may be the case that we have our humble contribution to the software in that vehicle.” shares Dimitar Dimitrov, CEO of our member company Digital Lights.
Digital Lights, which is implementing innovative software solutions, has been part of Campus X, since the very start of its operations – enjoying much more than flexible office space and a vibrant coworking community. They’ve also collaborated with our expert team to become the first Bulgarian company certified for TISAX, representing the highest security standard in the automotive industry.
Today we speak with Dimitar Dimitrov, CEO of Digital Lights, to learn more about the company, their recent achievements, and their experience as Campus X members.
Digital Lights: a tech company for large-scale enterprise and automotive solutions
“We started Digital Lights with the idea to build a next-generation software company. Our team focuses on innovative solutions for people, mobility, and commerce,” as Dimitar explains.
“Along with our integrous culture, we are committed to elaborating on our distinctive skills for designing and building complex large-scale hardware and software solutions,” he adds.
Digital Lights celebrated its third birthday this February and has greatly expanded its team to 50+ bright and talented team members, who are making an impact with their work.
“I feel grateful to the Universe for having the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented people who inspire me every day,” Dimitar says.
He has always been a big fan of applied science, which helped him become not only a successful tech company leader but also an inspiring lecturer at Sofia University, one of Bulgaria’s leading institutions.
“As an alumnus of Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, it is one of my greatest pleasures and honors to share my knowledge and experience with the students at the university. They help me maintain an always-learning mentality, which I'm glad to say is reflected in Digital Lights' vibrance and culture.”
World-class technology created at Sofia’s innovative tech ecosystem
“Sofia is a vibrant, modern, ever-growing city, actually a great place for entrepreneurs. Here at Campus X, we are surrounded by some of Sofia’s best examples of innovating tech companies and top-notch professionals,”replies Dimitar when asked why he launched his company in Bulgaria’s capital.
Furthermore, he points out his first-hand experience as a lecturer and a father.
“Within the university I observe students becoming better prepared for science and work each and every year. And as a dad of school-aged kids, I am fascinated by the level of education they are getting. All these make me quite confident that our capital and as a matter of fact our country would continue being a hot spot for high-tech businesses.”
The partnership with Campus X
“Campus X is our home from day one of Digital Lights. We liked its flexible office and end-to-end service concept, top-notch location, ambiance, and most importantly the Campus X team. Since the initial conversations with Campus X, we have been confident they are the right partner for us,” says Dimitar.
Digital Lights rents a flexible and comfortable workspace at the Campus, where everything is taken care of. This makes it easy for the company to focus on its business, culture, and future growth. But the Campus X encompassing office experience is much more than a flexible and tailor-made workspace.
“Enjoying a cozy and safe office space is just one of the benefits. In reality, Campus X turned into one of our strategic partners. Digital Lights has received business advice from the team, as well as IT guidance, and invaluable support in our certifications processes. Thus, Campus X is much more than an office for us, it’s a partner every step on the way to success.”
Dimitar adds that his company does not have investors or an advisory board. That’s why having trustworthy friends and partners and being part of a tight-knit and carefully curated coworking community is important for Digital Lights.
“We simply feel Campus X as our close friends, and I believe this says it all.”
Helping Digital Lights comply with the highest certification standards
After close day-to-day collaboration with the Campus X team, Digital Lights managed to become the first Bulgarian company certified for TISAX, one of the highest security standards in the automotive industry.
“Campus X played a fundamental role in our security certification."
"The team was always there for us, helping with all the moving pieces and providing us with the solid foundation of establishing Digital Lights’ physical and digital security processes,” shares Dimitar.
“For example, we have built together very-high security office areas, as well as set up efficient IT operations’ protocols to be compliant to the highest security standards.”
The key value of the TISAX certificate is that it contributes to the continuous improvements of the company security-related processes, as Dimitar explains and adds:
“After TISAX, we are simply a bit better company than before – and this is what matters to us.”
What’s next for Digital Lights?
“In the very near future, we are targeting to gain expertise for designing and building next-generation software for an entire vehicle.”
“This, combined with connecting the vehicle with everything we do as people and commerce, is the mission we enliven.”
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