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Dr. Srinivasan Vaidyanathan: Pioneering New Frontiers In Data Analytics & The Digital Space

Dr. Srinivasan Vaidyanathan: Pioneering New Frontiers In Data Analytics & The Digital Space

  Dr. Srinivasan Vaidyanathan,     CEO

Dr. Srinivasan Vaidyanathan


The Information Technology domain, ever shifting and evolving, beckons for visionaries with a blend of strategic prowess and dexterity. These leaders, with their articulate insights and perpetual quest for growth, set new paradigms. Among such distinguished figures is Dr. Srinivasan Vaidyanathan. As the visionary CEO of Tigma Technologies, his professional journey a tapestry stretching close to three decades is marked by impactful engagements at industry behemoths like Cognizant and Capgemini.

Holding aloft four distinguished academic titles, inclusive of a Doctorate, Dr. Srinivasan Vaidyanathan's path has intert wined with projects among the crème de la crème of Fortune 500 companies.

Engage with an enlightening interview in CEO Insights Magazine as he recounts his professional milestones and offers insights into the core principles of Tigma Technologies.

Could you give a brief account of your professional background and experiences? What is the motivation that fuels your daily routines?
Over the span of nearly three decades, I've meticulously navigated the corporate tapestry, steering my way from Cognizant's strategic pillars to the innovation-driven hallways of Capgemini. As the Practice/ Portfolio leader at Cognizant, I championed transformative agendas and laid the framework for governance models that are today's industry benchmarks. This journey equipped me for influential stints at Capgemini, where I amplified our global footprint and honed our operational prowess. The crowning achievement of this voyage was my elevation to the role of CEO at Tigma Technologies. A glowing testament to this ascent was my feature in Prime Insight Magazine’s 'The 20 Most Inspiring CEOs to Watch in 2023'. This rich mosaic of experiences galvanizes my daily routines, propelling me to harness past triumphs and persistently explore ground breaking avenues.

Could you tell us about the unique experiences VIT offers and what did you learn from the campus beyond academics?
VIT Business School (VIT BS) has been a beacon of academic excellence and all-rounded growth for me. Nestled within state-of-the-art infrastructures and enlightened by academic stalwarts, my research
on 'Knowledge Sharing through Social Media, Knowledge Creation and Individual Performance in IT Organizations' thrived. As an ace recruiter for Cognizant and Capgemini, I've recognized VIT's sterling standards during my visits to their campuses. Their graduates, with their sharp analytical skills and pragmatic approach, seamlessly fit the rigorous demands of modern IT roles. My association with VIT goes beyond just recruitment. The institution's zeal for experiential learning and collaboration molded my academic perspective. The harmonized industry academia interface of VIT BS has been pivotal in augmenting both my academic and professional journeys. My time at VIT culminated in 2018 with a doctorate, a period during which I experienced a profound blend of industry practice and academic depth.

In the radiant skyline of corporate excellence, challenges often cloud a leader's horizon. But with a vision as their guiding starlight, they navigate, making every challenge a stellar spectacle

How would you define Tigma Technologies as an organization and its current position in the market?
Since 2010, Tigma Technologies has shone brightly in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Thanks to Thiru Rengasamy's leadership, we've masterfully integrated top analytics platforms like WebFOCUS, Tableau, Power BI, and other industry-leading solutions, reinforcing our adaptability in data analytics. With my stellar team, we've positioned ourselves as a 'Niche Data Analytics Player and Trusted Partner'. In a notable accolade, Silicon india Magazine recognized us as one of the '10 Most Promising Business Intelligence Service Providers - 2022'. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, and with persistent performance and strategic partnerships, we uphold our leading position in this fiercely competitive market.

Tell us about your flagship offerings and what are the value additions that customers can expect from your offerings?
Tigma Technologies, firmly rooted in the realm of data analytics, showcases a commendable array of services. Our central offering is Data Analytics and Visualization, which seamlessly complements our expertise in the end-to-end process of building tailored data marts and comprehensive data warehouses. While our foundation in WebFOCUS, influenced by our founder's IBI (Information Builders) background, acts as our guiding star, it's our ability to bridge business strategy with cutting-edge tech solutions that truly sets us apart. This synergy not only ensures significant ROI for our clients but also positions us as a cost-effective partner in the market. With a vision of democratizing data,
we've crafted an approach that emphasizes fast, accurate, and customer-centric deliverables. Irrespective of the delivery models chosen be it offshore, onshore, or hybrid our operational efficiency is unparalleled. The essence of 'Why Tigma' lies in our commitment to delivering top-tier data solutions, maintaining cost-effectiveness, and our ambition to cultivate lasting, value-driven partnerships.

Tell us about your leadership approach. What are the guidelines or methodologies you follow as a leader?
At the core of my leadership style, honed during my time at Cognizant, is a deep appreciation for individual effort. I am as committed to fostering growth as I am to confronting challenges directly. My decisions stem from tangible, data-backed results. Navigating the intricacies of digital transformation, I frequently employ the 20-80 rule, prioritizing impactful tasks. My teams and I share a collaborative ethos, rooted in realistic goals and projections. Through clear communication and mutual understanding, I ensure we remain in sync, consistently meeting our targets and nurturing future leaders.

What is the future destination you are heading towards?
As I envision Tigma Technologies' trajectory, it's luminous. From our elite 100, I aim to burgeon to 500 talents by 2025, extending my gaze beyond city skylines into the heart of Tier 2 and Tier 3 locales. With a resolute ambition to achieve the $25 million financial pinnacle, Chennai will remain our pivotal delivery hub. But my aspirations stretch further; I'm poised to extend our imprint across the US, Europe, the ME, and APAC. Data analytics remains our stronghold, but I'm venturing into digital transformation and legacy modernization, unveiling avantgarde services. While our growth is rooted in organic evolution, I'm also in pursuit of like-minded partnerships. The industry's recognition of our prowess speaks volumes.

In the light of your strong experience within the industry, what advice would you give to the budding industry leaders?
To all budding leaders, understand this: leadership is as much about sailing smoothly in calm waters as it is about steering the ship amidst a storm. Emotions? They're your compass, but don't let them sway your course. Your leadership mettle is tested in those inevitable lows, so maintain your equilibrium. Feedback is your north star cherish it, regardless of its nature. Your unwavering commitment to the company's objectives will be your beacon. Continual learning is your wind, propelling you forward. Grasp challenges as your stepping stones, for they're the milestones that'll shape your legacy.

Dr. Srinivasan Vaidyanathan, CEO, Tigma Technologies
Holding aloft four distinguished academic titles, inclusive of a Doctorate, Dr. Srinivasan Vaidyanathan's path has intertwined with projects among the creme de la creme of Fortune 500 companies.

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