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NASSCOM EMERGEOUT Startup 2: Anil Pagar, MD and CEO, SpadeWorx

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posted on 1st April 2010
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NASSCOM Emergespade_workx_own_nassAnil Pagar is the founder, Managing Director, and CEO of SpadeWorx Software Services. He began his career in 1989 with stints at Informatics, IBM, and Hewlett Packard. With product and technology development expertise, Anil has been instrumental in churning several middleware and backend products currently implemented at several Fortune 500 companies.

Anil has had an exceptional track record of establishing flourishing business units from ground up in his career. He has a strong technology foresight with the capability to flex technology to suit business demands and usage. He has received several awards and accolades for his innovative product ideas and IP disclosures. He has presented his papers and views on varied topics in industry consortiums and seminars globally and has been a guest lecturer at renowned engineering colleges. He holds a masters in computer engineering.

spade_workxSpadeWorx Software Services is the pioneer of “User Centered Software Engineering™” (UCSE™) methodology to design and develop software solutions, which are relevant and contextual to the end users. These applications are generally referred to as Rich Interactive Applications (RIA). SpadeWorx has developed rich, powerful business and consumer applications for companies in domains such as financial services, telecom, media, and entertainment and manufacturing.

With a long stint in product engineering for close to 24 years, Anil shares his entrepreneurial views with NASSCOM EMERGEOUT startup initiative.

1.         Why did you take up entrepreneurship journey?

Anil Pagar: In my journey as a Product Engineering professional working with companies like IBM and HP, I observed that software were developed with two dimensional approach, the first being problems statements defined by the business owners and the second being software component as a solution with the software engineers’ perception to resolve the issue with technical approach. However, the third critical dimension the end-users were mostly ignored. I thought of brining this dimension’s inclusivity in the software solutions, which gave the idea of developing the software with user-centric approaches. this vision of being leader in User Centered Software Engineering™ drove me on the Entrepreneurial journey.

2.         What keeps you going (how and where do you find your motivation levels)?

Anil Pagar: The primary motivation for me and the other co-founders to start SpadeWorx was to create a platform for the deserving talent to innovate and create a niche. We also wanted to generate employment opportunities for the underprivileged. We at SpadeWorx continuously innovate to create distinct winning value proposition for our customers, creating customer delight through our concern, aptitude, responsiveness and empathy towards their problems.

3.         What is your advice to wannabe entrepreneurs in India?

Anil Pagar: Just bear Humility, become self-effacing, be diligent and resolute.

4.         What success means to you and your organization?

Anil Pagar: Success is the by-product of the journey called “service” to the customers with utmost concern, aptitude, responsiveness and empathy.

5.         What are your learning’s from the failures?

Anil Pagar: Failures are the best teachers to correct and undo perceptions, beliefs, and plans.

NASSCOM Emerge Forum is bringing the EMERGEOUT conclave to Chennai this month, you can register for the conference here.

We will be bringing 30 entrepreneurs in total to share their views. To start with, Kishore Mandyam, CEO, PK4 Software, has shared his views on entrepreneurship with NASSCOM EMEREGOUT startup initiative @ http://bit.ly/a4yYIr

Contributed by Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, chief evangelist, YourStory

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