- What is your core strength as a leader?
I am passionate and committed to building software products. As a leader, I depend on my ability to rally around a common cause and infuse my team with enthusiasm to deliver the best solutions to our customers.
- What kind of major decisions have you taken that have changed the future of the organization?
Contrary to the traditional model of product development by an extended team located in India, I have strived to have an end-to-end accountability for the products that are developed locally. This has resulted in complete ownership over the product, including its revenue, which is a matter of great pride for the team involved.
- What are your views on the growth of Indian IT market landscape?
In the past, the Indian IT market focused solely on services. Today, however, we see an emerging trend of Indian companies developing and delivering products/solutions that cater not only to Indian but global market as well. Additionally, we see a climate that is conducive for rapid technology adoption across segments within the industry; with consumers, enterprises, SMB, government now looking at an e-solution to run their businesses. Furthermore, the increasing number of start-ups within the country has also positively impacted investment avenues for venture capitalists, start-up studios, crowd sourcing and angel funding. The transaction value of VC/PE deals in the software products’ space has amounted to USD 711 million since 2008. The growth of this sector has been driven by various factors, including an increase in mobile devices, online transactions, and newer technologies with lower operating costs. Cloud technology is also expanding giving businesses access to a larger customer base and driving demand for hosted applications, which will be the catalyst for growth in the future.