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A Force to Reckon Within the IT Industry: Murali Naidu (Top IT Leader 2018)

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“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

It has been said that without leadership, all other business elements lie dormant. Strong leaders can help an organization to maximize productivity and achieve business goals, whereas weak leadership can hurt productivity and put the health of the business in jeopardy. Leadership is not one blanket characteristic that cures all ills, however, there are many different elements that must be present for an organization’s leadership to be considered adequate.

One such exemplary leader, who has proven his caliber with a brilliant track record of success, is Mr. Murali Naidu. Mr. Naidu has worked in several well-known organizations and has held various high positions in these organizations. His dedication and creative thinking have paved the path for immense growth in all the enterprises he has worked.

Greet the Virtuoso

“I believe in providing strong team leadership with vision, direction, and motivation by establishing clear directives and mentoring to foster productivity and efficiency.” - Murali Naidu

A Senior Leader, Strategist, and TOP IT leader 2018 awardee, Mr. Naidu leads large-scale modernization efforts in complex environments and supports the ongoing evolution of processes, technology, and operations to help global organizations stay competitive in their marketplace. He has applied his natural leadership skills along with his ability to remain calm and focused in stressful situations to resolve obstacles in order to move everything and everyone forward.

For mission-critical business initiatives, Mr. Naidu defines a vision, strategy, and roadmap that aligns technology with business value. Furthermore, he brings best practices to the IT organization to ensure that he meets the expectations of the business community and goes above and beyond to see through it.

An alumnus of Dravidian University, India, Mr. Naidu is a highly credentialed and business-centric IT Director with over 20 years of experience partnering with business leaders to adopt technology innovations that improve service delivery, improve productivity, and mitigate risks.

Mr. Naidu gives us an insight into the present IT scenario

“Identification of market dynamics and major factors such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and technological updates influencing the global market assessment, various business applications of SaaS technology in diverse industry segments, or verticals is pivotal,” says Mr. Naidu.

“SaaS market is segmented by business applications type including business intelligence and analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Unified Communication & Collaboration (UC&C), finance and accounting, Enterprise Content Management (ECM), collaboration, and other enterprise applications such as Risk & compliance management, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM).

Furthermore, the market is also segmented by large enterprises as well as small and medium businesses (SMBs) based on the adoption of the SaaS delivery model in different size organizations in various verticals. SaaS market segmented Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), retail, Telecom Media and Technology (TMT), healthcare, discrete manufacturing, travel and hospitality, utilities (energy and power, oil and gas, water management, etc.) and others, including education,” he adds.

Mr. Naidu’s take on “Uncertainty in the IT industry”

As an IT executive, I always follow a four pillar strategy to modify and adopt updated technologies to customize our objectives. And as far as the uncertainty nexus with the continued innovations, Innovation is defined as a process that is fraught with uncertainty.

Presumably, the same also holds true for innovation. An innovation is an idea, practice or object that is perceived as new by the entity adopting it. The concept of innovation implies the idea that something is added to something else that already exists, or that something that exists is given up. The argument is that adding and/or taking away are ways to improve a state of affairs. Despite the positive connotations associated with the concept of IT ‘innovation’s, it should be noted that the potential value integral to innovation may or may not be realized in the future. Given that the future entails uncertainty, it is reasonable to postulate that uncertainty is inherent in the innovation process, particularly in IT industry Innovation processes consist of, and require, action to be taken under conditions of uncertainty.

Uncertainty results from the fact that, on the one hand, events in the future do not follow the course of past events, and, on the other, knowledge of the future is always incomplete.

Standing Ovation for Mr. Naidu’s Achievements:

  • Ph.D., in Computer Science, from Dravidian University, India on “recent development trends and perceptible architectural risk in element based software engineering.” The Ph.D. papers were published in various international journals.
  • A triple graduate, with one bachelor degree in Commerce and two postgraduate degrees in Computer Applications and Information Technology from the University of Mysore and KSO University, India respectively.
  • An impressive resume - working as ERP Program Director, City of Atlanta, GA. Prior to that he worked in various global organizations and played various leadership roles, value add on services to including but not limited to Caterpillar, CISCO, ALCOA, RICOH, and GE etc.
  • Furthermore, he helped Farms2Fork Technologies, BR Group of education in Developing Strategic planning and IT Roadmap.
  • An active philanthropist, Mr. Naidu aids poor students by paying tuition fees and also donates for poor folks as well as towards good cause. He further motivates students through his inspiring talks and lectures.

With an outstanding leadership history of providing vision, strategy, and tactical plans that lead to the very successful delivery of mission-critical, business initiatives, Mr. Naidu is poised to take charge of any challenge thrown his way and usher it to glory.

“I have created and executed targeted technology roadmaps to keep pace with emerging technologies and the increasing need for advanced capabilities, both operational and analytic.”

Keep in touch : https://www.linkedin.com/in/murali-naidu/

email : muralinaidu@yahoo.com

phone number : 732 589 6902