Industry Recognition & Awards

10Pearls is widely recognized as a leading partner for innovative, end-to-end digital services. Our work has been featured in leading analyst reports, and our achievements have garnered industry-wide recognition. We strive to provide the best experiences for our clients, and are motivated by the positive acknowledgement we receive.

Gartner has recognized 10Pearls for our expertise in:

AI & SI Services

10Pearls was recognized as a systems integrator in Gartner’s Market Guide for AI-Related Consulting and SI Services for Intelligent Automation. The research examines how business leaders can, and should, leverage partnerships with key service providers to accelerate and innovate. The Gartner report cites, among other strengths, 10Pearls’ dedication to usability, customer experience, and security.


Agile DevOps

In its Market Guide for Agile and DevOps Services, Gartner highlights 10Pearls’ ability to provide both Agile DevOps expertise and qualified personnel for team augmentation. The report also recognizes our demonstrated expertise in DevOps, SecOps, mobile application development, customer experience, and artificial intelligence.


Artificial Intelligence Consulting and System Integration

In its Hype Cycle for Application Services, Gartner recognized 10Pearls for its ability to ideate use cases, design business or IT processes, select technologies, curate data, build and train models, deploy solutions, assess and mitigate risks, and adapt talent mix and processes to successfully incorporate new AI solutions.


Intelligent Automation Consulting and System Integration

In its Market Guide for AI-Related Consulting and SI Services for Intelligent Automation, Gartner recognized 10Pearls’ expertise in design thinking sessions, ideating use cases, reconfiguring or redesigning business or IT processes, evaluating and prototyping technologies, architecting the connection between technologies and legacy applications, curating data, building and training algorithms and models, developing, testing and integrating solutions, and assessing and mitigating risks.

Forrester has recognized 10Pearls as a leader in:

Insights Service Provider

10Pearls was recognized in Forrester’s recent report: Now Tech: Insights Service Providers, Q1 2020 for enabling the data-to-insights-to-execution process in companies, driving effective change to ensure successful implementation, and accelerating time-to-value for insights. The report highlights 10Pearls as a technology service provider that focuses not only on the technological needs of a client but also the significance of actionable insights.


AI Consultancy

10Pearls was featured in Forrester’s Now Tech: AI Consultancies, Q4 2018 for facilitating AI strategy and design, augmenting data science resources, and providing digital transformation and data support. The report highlights two primary AI consultancy segments that 10Pearls excels in: Business Innovation & Business Evolution.


DevOps & Design

10Pearls was recognized in two of Forrester’s reports: - Global Systems Integrators Embrace DevOps As Both An Opportunity And A Threat: - Convergent Designers, North America, Q2 2018: By focusing on design, and utilizing agile methodologies throughout the lifecycle of a product, 10Pearls has helped a number of companies build and maintain innovative applications.


Custom Software Development

In the Now Tech Report for Custom Software Development, 10Pearls is recognized for our rapid innovation, accelerated prototyping, expertise in product design and product management, and unparalleled client responsiveness. The report includes 10Pearls in an elite list of just 40 firms known for their ability to accelerate time to market, increase agility, and innovate to solve complex business problems.


Digital Experiences

The Vendor Landscape: Digital Experience Services Providers report recognizes 10Pearls as one of less than 60 firms globally for our expertise in five key areas: (1) customer experience strategy, (2) experience design, (3) data and analytics, (4) digital experience technology, (5) program management and global operations services.


Customer Experience

Listed amongst only 38 other consulting practices in the Now Tech Report for CX Consulting, 10Pearls is featured for our human-centric design, development capabilities, and dedication to transformation. Specifically, Forrester recognized 10Pearls’ ability to ground transformation in business strategy, lever user research to develop experiences, and utilize continuous development methodologies.


Enterprise Mobile Application Development

The authors of the Vendor Landscape: Mobile Enterprise Application Services Providers report cites 10Pearls as a company that blends innovation, strategy, business acumen and industry knowledge.

AARP Names 10Pearls Supplier of the Year

10Pearls was honored as "Supplier of the Year" for the development of a series of digital solutions for caregivers. These awards focused on bringing recognition to suppliers that provide AARP with innovation and deliver quality products in a responsive, engaged and competitive manner. "[10Pearls'] work culture and professional ethics represents some of the best in the industry," said Sanjay Khurana, Vice President of Caregiving Products & Services at AARP. "We appreciate how collaborative and accommodating you have been while working at a very fast pace, and pivoting when necessary.

Creating Opportunities: Imran Aftab’s Journey to Becoming an Entrepreneur

Today, Imran’s commitment to achievement is driven by his desire to create opportunity for others to succeed, both here in the United States and back in his native Pakistan. He brings his scientific, engineering, business, and finance expertise to bear as the CEO of 10Pearls, a software development firm he founded in 2004. Read the full article.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post recognizes 10Pearls as a "double bottom line" company that earns profits while accomplishing social good.

10Pearls Shines a Light on Women in Tech

As the former head of global outsourcing at AOL Time Warner, Imran Aftab saw firsthand how job creation around the world could change the lives of the underprivileged. This was the impetus for 10Pearls, an application development company managed to help hundreds of employees make better lives for themselves. Most recently, it’s been trying make a more significant impact on the lives of its Karachi-based female employees. Read the full article.

If I Knew Then...

"Start thinking of your customers as partners and consider their problem from their shoes." 10Pearls' CEO and co-founder Imran Aftab shares how a simple shift in thinking helped turn new clients into long-term partners. Read the full article.

Clutch Recognizes 10Pearls in the following areas:

Top Development Company in the D.C. Metro Area in 2017

10Pearls was listed as leader in two segments of the tech industry- software and app development. "As the competitive landscape in the tech industry grows, identifying the right company to fulfill your business's requirements has become challenging," says Aaron Morales, an analyst at Clutch. "These leading DC- and Baltimore-based firms demonstrated the technical expertise required to deliver strong results in their respective fields."


Leading Developer of 2019

10Pearls was placed on Clutch’s list of the best developers in Washington, DC for 2019. The ratings and reviews platform, named a 2018 LinkedIn Top Startup, annually highlights international industry leaders across every market sector in the B2B space. Our entire team at 10Pearls is proud to be recognized as a partner who can elevate complex development projects and help our clients fuel the acceleration of their business growth.

10Pearls Recognized on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

10Pearls is named on Inc. Magazine's 38th annual Inc. 5000 list, being listed among the top 25 U.S. IT services providers. The Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. “It’s fantastic to be included in this elite list of rapid-growth companies. Our growth has come about as a result of laser-like focus on creating value for our customers,” said 10Pearls CEO Imran Aftab. “The business environment of the future is both challenging and exciting. We are producing real results for enterprises by helping them with all things digital, be it product innovation, tech acceleration, or platform modernization.” Read the full article.

InTheCapital Names 10Pearls the Winner of their 50 on Fire Award

InTheCapital reviewed more than 1,500 nominees to arrive at the top Washington DC area companies in nine industries. 10Pearls was selected as one of DC's Top Technology companies by a panel of experts. "We are rewarded every day by the trust and appreciation of our customers. Yet it's nice to get recognition from the community for the work we do," said, Imran Aftab, Founder and CEO of 10Pearls. "It's really an honor to be favorably compared with the other impressive winners in our category."

10Pearls Honored by DCA Live with Their Red Hot Company Award

10Pearls was named a Red Hot Company amongst only 39 other fast-growing technology companies in the DC region in 2017. Building upon this previous recognition, in 2019 10Pearls has once again been placed on the agency’s annual list of industry leaders in the greater DC area. Read the full article.

10Pearls Recognized in Market Guide for AI-Related Consulting and SI Services for Intelligent Automation

10Pearls has been included in Gartner’s May 2018 Market Guide for AI-Related Consulting and SI Services for Intelligent Automation. According to the report “enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should use this guide to identify which service providers will best support their artificial intelligence goals.” Read the full article.

10Pearls Wins Award in Gender Diversity at the 15th P@SHA ICT Award Ceremony

10Pearls has won the 2018 Gender Diversity Award from the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA). The award ceremony, held on September 7, 2018, celebrated the leaders within the Pakistani technology space who are dedicated to innovation, growth, and diversity. Read the full article.