Shyam is a firm believer that ‘successful leaders get good advice from everywhere.’ He is a visionary technology leader who blends an extensive pool of business knowledge with leading-edge technology capabilities. In his 25 years of experience, spanning multiple verticals and servicing global customers, Shyam has successfully created, scaled, and managed many IT products and platforms, resulting in a significant positive impact on the organization’s performance parameters. CEO Insights engages in an exclusive interview with Shyam.
Kindly enumerate the major factors about your entrepreneurial journey.
Motivated by intrapreneurship successes and influenced by the ideas of compassionate and creative capitalism, I took the plunge along with a couple of my friends to kick start Axidio Corporation- a global supply chain consulting and technology company
As a CTO, what are the key drivers that you deploy to ensure that the company’s technology capabilities are used appropriately and sufficient to meet its short/longterm needs?
With over two decades of proven experience in the IT industry, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunities to build solution platforms, and manage business growth for very large customer accounts and very large sales areas across the globe. For us, user experience and human element take the center stage in our approach. One of our flagship products, Retina – a cutting-edge digital application for retail and supply chain operators – is powered by AI that transforms raw data into consumable insights that lead to informed, data-driven decisions. We have vested our focus on ordination where the quality is by design, and modern technologies like CICD help you ensure that. We also stayed cloud agnostic during the time of design.
With over two decades of proven experience in the IT industry, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunities to build solution platforms, and manage business growth for very large customer accounts and very large sales areas
Could you elaborate more on the current roles and responsibilities?
Axidio brings in the operators’ knowhow and approach to the supply chain and retail customer. As a technology guide to our customers, I speak the customer’s language, which is the business supply chain and retail language, and I translate that into a technology solution constructs for my team. As a trusted advisor to the customer, we take a complete vendor-neutral approach where the proposed solution could be from any vendor.
Family plays a crucial role in every person’s life. How has your family
My family, especially my wife, is my pillar of strength; without her support, I couldn’t have taken a few life changing twists and career changes. I firmly believe that if you aren’t happy at your home, you can never be happy at your workplace, and I communicate the same with my teammates as well. When you start loving your work, it becomes an integral part of your life where you don’t have to separate work and life. It goes hand-in-hand.
How do you update yourself with the latest technologies and trends in the IT industry of India?
I’m extremely passionate about technology. To stay abreast of the latest technologies, I depend a lot on online materials like webinars, videos and MOOC courses. I believe that if you want to communicate with your teammates who are deep-rooted in technology, you must speak their language and be able to relate to the constraints they face. In a startup ecosystem, a leader will have to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty as the situation demands.
Do you have any advice or suggestions in mind for budding entrepreneurs in the same industry?
India’s entrepreneurship landscape is transforming rapidly. Youngsters are willing to take risks and are revolutionizing the face of Indian business. My piece of advice to emerging entrepreneurs is, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and start doing it. You may not be successful at first, but if you are persistent, you’ll succeed one day, and everything else will follow.
Shyam Kumar, CTO, Axidio Corporation
A seasoned veteran in the IT industry with years of experience behind him, Shyam has previously worked with some of the renowned companies like Altimetrik, Wipro, Cranes Software, and Sonata Software. He is known for his skills to dive deep into any domain, deconstruct complex problems into simple constituent business processes, and come up with a technology solution matrix.
Reading Books: Books are his good friends.
Travel Destination: He loves traveling and exploring new places with his family.