Leading centralized End to End Technology Infrastructure and Technical Talent solutions & services
“Stick to the roots, keep doing good work, have patience and believe in yourself”
Hitting the crescendo in this year, the pace of technology disruption & creation is booming. Digital bend in technology is being embraced with high spirits by the government, industries and the society in general.
The ever amplifying industry of IT has not just helped the industrial sector grow but as also bought India on the map respectfully. The Indian economy has witnessed a steady growth after the contributions that have been made by the IT vertical and its hub of innovators towards the GDP of the country with solutions provided across the globe through world-class technology. Today, there are a number of national and international organizations that have made their set up in the country and are helping towards transforming the economy to a knowledge-driven one from agricultural based.
Investing in the same cause, Geekay Infotech, full of knowledge about Technology consulting provides integrated solutions and services under one roof. Technology is a key value driver for every enterprise in today’s business environment. Enterprises require reliable, flexible, secure, and responsive Technology infrastructure, all at lower costs, so they can remain competitive in business. Hence, they are successfully transforming their clients’ IT environments to leverage these next-generation technologies across their data centers, networks, and end-user computing environments.
In a conversation with Business Connect Magazine, Ninad Kothari, MD & CEO, Geekay Infotech, talks about their specialized End to End Technology Infrastructure solutions, Technical Talent services and more,
Ninad Kothari, MD & CEO, Geekay Infotech,
Ninad Kothari is the founder of Geekay Infotech, besides being BE, MBA, PMP, BCCP. He has served many leading organizations like JP Morgan Chase, CRISIL Ltd, Reliance Infocomm, Reliance Industries Ltd. at various senior positions. He brings with him a vast experience of 18+ years in technology domain & in various industrial sectors such as consultancy, financial, telecom, educational, healthcare, IT, Logistics, Travels and etc.
Business Connect: How do you feel you are different from your competitors?
Ninad: Competent resources, process-driven approach and customized solutions for managing the client’s infrastructure is our USP. Our commitment to delivering the value and ethical practices has enabled us to become a trusted business partner from a vendor.
Business Connect: Did you see any transformation happening for startups, over the years in your field?
Ninad: There are a plethora of startups coming up now. One of the major factors is support from the government and its initiatives are helping businesses to grow. There are many innovative ideas which are taking place of old school ideas or approaches. Technology & Ethical culture has played a huge role in business transformation.
Business Connect: Did everything come easy, or you have your story of struggle?
Ninad: Nothing is easy in life and if it’s easy it’s not worth it. We had our share of struggles like financial, right team, managing clientele, ethical dilemmas, and a few others. We learned from our losses, moved ahead on the learning curve and improving our personality.
Business Connect: What kind of clients do you serve any special mentions?
Ninad: We serve clients in various sectors like Healthcare, Education, Construction, Financial, Telecom, NGO’s, Tours and Travels, etc.
Business Connect: How do you ensure unbreakable faith of clients in your company?
Ninad: We stick to our values and stay true to our ethics. We ensure to deliver our commitments and provide results beyond clients’ expectations. Exceptional communication, openness, and integrity help us to maintain a relationship with our clients.
Business Connect: How do you keep pace with the changing market trends?
Ninad: We are working with Tier -1 client and business associates who generally lead or influence the change. Being a trusted partner, we do participate/contribute to the process of change. In today’s world, change is the only constant and we have to be agile and adaptable.
Business Connect: Do you believe R&D is essential for the growth of the company?
Ninad: Definitely. Through R&D, you come up with several innovative ideas that help you to save both time and cost.
Business Connect: Do you still come back to work with the same zeal, like you did when you started?
Ninad: Absolutely. Infact its increasing day by day. Every day has something new to offer for our learning and fun which helps us take our business to greater heights . Few bad days does not act as roadblocks to me.
Business Connect: In terms of your market, what do you feel the future holds for entrepreneurs?
Ninad: On my recent trip abroad, I realized our population is our weakness so is our strength. In terms of this market, it is people who makes the business run. Still, there is a gap between demand and supply and there is a need for quality service providers. Though competitive within our country, I see entrepreneurs booming on the world map.
Business Connect: How necessary do you feel is it to keep your employees content, how do you ensure it?
Ninad: People are the backbone of any business. Happy and content employees are productive employees. I always try to help my people grow and excel in their fields by mapping their aspirations and providing them training to meet them.
Business Connect: Who is your role model in the business/entrepreneurial world and what have you learned from the person?
Ninad: In this world, there are various people who have inspired me. Starting from my father Dhiren Kothari, Dhirubhai Ambani, Ratan Tata, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, and Elon Musk. I have learned various qualities from all of these personalities like Perseverance, innovation, adherence to your root values, patience and to come out stronger from your struggles & mental balance.
Business Connect: How are you giving back to society (CSR, if any)?
Ninad: We give financial aid to an institute which helps people find inner peace through meditation. Also, we provide resources to people through which they can earn their livelihood. Our company is associated with a few NGO’s which are helping poor people with food and education.
Business Connect: Apart from work, what else do you like to spend your time doing?
Ninad: I like to meet people and watch videos on motivation, personality development, and biographies. I like various sports like marathon, swimming and also enjoy adventure sports like trekking & skydiving.
Business Connect: How do you see the initiatives of present government with respect to your industry? Have they helped you in any sense?
Ninad: The government has empowered the entrepreneurs through their initiatives like Start UP India, Digital India, and ‘Make in India’. They have helped us by streamlining the tax reforms. There is less administrative cost now.
Business Connect: What are the achievements and milestones of the company?
Ninad: The Company has expanded from 1 person to strength of 200 today. We have been able to fetch and retain top clients across various sectors. We have been enlisted among the top 100 MSME companies in India by OBC (Oriental Bank of Commerce).
Business Connect: What does the future hold for the company?
Ninad: Future looks bright. We are expanding at a fast pace. Lessons from the past will provide multifold growth in future.
According to recent researches, the IT sector is all set to see a hike and revenue generation by the end of this year which will consequently see a positive change in the Indian economy with a higher growth rate. With the rise in spending on the sector of healthcare and automotive sectors, the government is also looking forward to widening the e-governance measures.
The factor that is getting the maximum attention today for growth is continuous innovation which pushes to always work towards coming up with something new and respond to the vigorous surroundings.