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Abhilash Srinivas: A Visionary Leader Transforming The Smart Home Industry

Abhilash Srinivas: A Visionary Leader Transforming The Smart Home Industry

 Abhilash Srinivas,  MD

Abhilash Srinivas


As homes become more connected and automated, the demand for smart home solutions continues to rise. Abhilash Srinivas, Managing Director of Incygys Automation, stands as a driving force in empowering and fostering the growth of this sector. With over 22 years of diverse professional experience, Abhilash has showcased leadership excellence in various roles within the Information Technology, electrical, and electronic manufacturing industry. His expertise in people management, finance, operations, technical recruiting, and HR policies has been instrumental in shaping the success of Incygys Automation. As a seasoned professional with a PGDBM in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur, Abhilash is not only dedicated to leadership but also actively contributes to the evolution and expansion of the smart home industry, making it more innovative and accessible. Let’s hear from him.

Could you share insights into your professional background and the factors that drive your daily activities?
Boasting over 22 years of rich and varied professional experience, I've consistently showcased strong leadership across diverse roles. Currently, I've been serving as the Managing Director of Incygys Automation since June 2016, actively influencing the company's strategies and operations for the past 7 years and 6 months. Additionally, I have held the position of Managing Director at Incygys Global Consulting since June 2016, contributing to the company's global consultancy services for the past 7 years and 6 months. As a Board Member at Consummate Technologies, a key partner of Salesforce, Microsoft, Ramco, SAP, Oracle, and AWS, I've played a governance role for 7 years and 4 months. In my stint as Head of HR and Operations at Frontline Consulting Services (FCS) from Jan 2009 to Apr 2012, the company underwent a transformative phase, culminating in its acquisition by Tek Systems Global Services. In the earlier stages of my career, I held pivotal roles like Head of Strategic Resourcing at IBM and Head of Talent Management at Oracle. This diverse journey highlights my commitment to leadership and a comprehensive grasp of business dynamics, propelling me to steer organizational success through strategic planning and effective team management.

My daily routines involve high-level decision-making and strategic
planning to ensure sustained growth and success across our group companies and their associated brands.

Tell us about your professional journey from XLRI Jamshedpur. What did you learn from the campus beyond academics?
XLRI not only provided me with a strong foundation in business and management but also instilled adaptability and resilience. The collaborative projects and emphasis on teamwork laid the groundwork for effective leadership in various roles. The campus culture, balancing academic rigor and extracurricular activities, honed my time management and holistic problem-solving skills. Beyond academics, XLRI fostered innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset, shaping my approach to decision making and strategic planning. Overall, my journey from XLRI Jamshedpur blends academic excellence with the holistic development nurtured by the campus culture, shaping me into a well-rounded professional.

XLRI not only provided me with a strong foundation in business & management but also instilled adaptability & resilience

Describe Incygys Automation as an organization and its position in the market.
Incygys Automation is a notable organization in the market owning housing key brands like Invac and INAIR, suggesting a diverse product portfolio spanning smart home and vacuum solutions. We have received recognition by Smart Home India as the Best Smart Home of the Year 2022 underlines our commitment to innovation in the dynamic smart home industry. Similarly, our recognition by Outlook Magazine as one of the top vacuum companies in 2023 signifies our impact in both the smart home and vacuum sectors. These accolades not only validate our leadership in the industry but also contribute to building a positive brand image, emphasizing our dedication to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

Tell us about the factors you take into account while developing effective corporate growth strategies.
As the Managing Director, formulating effective corporate growth strategies involves a comprehensive approach. First, Conducting a thorough market analysis, understanding customer insights, and incorporating innovation and technology is pivotal. Second, Strategic partnerships and diversification contribute to amplifying growth potential and mitigating risks. Third, Talent management is crucial, with a focus on recruiting skilled professionals aligned with the company's vision. Fourth, Financial planning, operational efficiency, and risk management are integral compo
nents to ensure a healthy and resilient foundation for growth. Last but not least, Monitoring progress through key performance indicators (KPIs) and adapting strategies based on market conditions and feedback further enhances the effectiveness of the growth initiatives.

How do you foster a culture of Innovation to drive growth?
Establishing and nurturing a team with a culture of innovation as the Managing Director of Incygys Automation involves strategic leadership. Cultivating diversity by assembling a team with varied backgrounds fosters creativity and brings a range of ideas. Continuous training and development programs support skill enhancement and keep the team abreast of industry trends. Clear communication channels, transparency, and open communication foster trust, vital for innovation. Fostering a culture of innovation includes creating an environment that encourages creative thinking, recognizing and rewarding innovative efforts, promoting cross-functional collaboration, and leading by example in embracing new approaches and calculated risks. Establishing innovation platforms, a flexible work environment, resource allocation for innovation projects, and feedback mechanisms contribute to a culture of continuous learning and innovation. By integrating these strategies, an empowered team contributes to the overall success of Incygys Automation.

What is the future destination you are heading towards?
The future destination involves a strategic vision outlined by leaders, encompassing expansion into new markets, the introduction of innovative products or services, and achieving market leadership in specific niches. Emphasis is placed on sustainable growth, ensuring a balanced expansion aligned with long-term objectives, focusing on financial stability, ethical business practices, and environmental sustainability. Staying at the forefront of technological evolution is crucial, with leaders committing to incorporating emerging technologies into products and processes. Prioritizing a customer-centric approach is integral, with a commitment to continually meeting and exceeding customer expectations for satisfaction and loyalty. Clear communication of this future destination is essential to align internal and external stakeholders with long-term goals, fostering a shared sense of purpose among the team, investors, and partners.

Abhilash Srinivas, MD, Incygys Automation
Abhilash Srinivas, a seasoned professional with 22+ years of dynamic experience, is the Managing Director of Incygys Automation. Abhilash's commitment to innovation is shaping the future of the smart home industry, making homes more connected and efficient.

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