Derya Sousa, Kianda

Kianda attains gold status in PMI Citizen Developer Partner Program

Dubin-based company makes app development easy through low/no code platform
Derya Sousa, Kianda

1 June 2022

Dublin-based tech firm Kianda has earned the highest-level tier within leading professional association for project management Project Management Institute (PMI) Citizen Developer Partner Program. Since its launch in 2017, Kianda’s no-code/low-code platform is enabling many organisations across the globe to bridge the digital skills gap and keep pace with new demands, growth and innovation. 

In order to become a gold tier partner in the programme, Kianda met PMI’s specific requirements which focused on the capabilities of the platform along with client testimonials, case studies and examples of their thought-leadership in the citizen development community.

Kianda founder Derya Sousa (pictured) said: “We are excited to become the gold partner in the PMI Citizen Developer Program. This is a great opportunity for us to share our vision and expertise in enterprise digitalisation and project management with the help of no-code/low-code.”




The Kianda no-code platform breaks down barriers to business innovation by offering a flexible, user-friendly approach to building enterprise-grade applications, empowering project professionals to quickly and easily automate business processes and scale them at ease.

The first of its kind, the PMI Citizen Developer Partner Program provides low-code and no-code organisations with a formalised structure, education, and certification program to help them unlock the full potential of citizen development for their employees and customers, safely and responsibly.

Sam Sibley, global head of PMI Citizen Developer at PMI said: “With Kianda demonstrating alignment and commitment to the PMI Citizen Development standards they are the latest gold partner to join our eco-system of vendors who are supporting the global adoption of low code and no code technology.”

Kianda have also launched The Kianda Academy, an online learning platform for citizen developers and professional developers to become an expert in modern digital process automation and no-code application development with Kianda.

On the purpose of the academy, Sousa said: “A big part of our vision here at Kianda, is to revolutionise the way in which businesses approach coding and software development. We want to teach businesses how to transform manual and inefficient processes into more user-friendly experiences, making both the lives of the business and customer easier.”

Since its launch in November 2017, Kianda has gained over 35,000 enterprise users including Deme Group, Mercury, Uniphar and Aji Bio Pharma. Kianda is a company on a positive  growth trajectory with an excellent product, strong team and blue chip clients based in the UK, US, Belgium, Ireland and Australia. Currently operating with a team of 17 employees, Kianda plans to double the team size by late 2022.

“Kianda no-code / low-code application development platform empowers users with or without programming skills to quickly and easily create web applications to automate business processes and scale them at ease. Kianda has helped many enterprises around the globe to implement citizen development initiatives, predominantly in industries such as healthcare, construction, engineering, manufacturing and many more.

Organisations leverage Kianda platform to transform manual and inefficient processes into user-friendly web applications, allowing them to save time, reduce costs and increase productivity in areas such as project approvals, procurement, customer onboarding, employee onboarding, finance processes, amongst many others.

Kianda platform’s key features include drag & drop process designer with 100+ prebuilt business rules, seamless data integrations, supplier portals, mobile and offline capabilities, customisable reporting dashboards and the ability to easily modify and extend applications.”

In recent years, ISO 27001-certified Kianda won Ireland’s best export in the National Enterprise Awards with more than 60% of their revenue being generated from exports. Other awards include entrepreneur of the year in Women in IT and NTMA Entrepreneur in Residence Programme 2020.

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