Thursday, June 5, 2008

It's the beginning

Majority of the youngsters living in Mysore do not want to begin their career in Mysore because Mysore is not a happening city – divulges one survey. The most logical cause for non happening tag of Mysore is its dawdling industrial growth. The survey also reveals that big industries do not demonstrate much interest in setting up a shop here because of city’s laid back image. The million dollar question is how to make Mysore a happening place? ‘If rapid industrial development takes place in Mysore, other things will follow suit and it will automatically become a happening place’. It is like a chicken and egg story. Every entrepreneur wants to play it safe by setting up a unit where the risk is minimum and the basic ingredients for success are aplenty. It certainly requires gargantuan courage to set up your own venture, but the bigger courage lies in being the first one to do so. It required enormous courage when SPI’s CEO Sid Mookerji ( in the pic -extreme right being introduced to Ms. Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo) contemplated setting up SPI more than a decade ago in Mysore after Bangalore shed its nickname of Pensioner’s paradise and became the hot spot for new ventures. He dared to dream big and today SPIzens are living his dream. Mysore’s IT growth owes a lot to SPI for SPI being the first home grown company to provide employment to local talent in a big way and securing a significant place for Mysore on state IT map.
Software Paradigms International, the parent company being named in as one of the fifty fastest growing Asian American companies in USA is a testimony to this. It was a moment of immense pride for all SPIzens when this announcement was made in the White House last week.
We were elated when SPICity, our state - of - the - art campus was built. We were euphoric when SPI acquired select BPO business from COMAT in its debut acquisition. Walking the talk has become a habit with us today. Well wishers often compliment us and say ‘SPI has come a long way’. We beg to differ here - ‘we have a long way to go and this is just the beginning’.


Gouri Satya said...

Nice piece on Mysore and SPI, Mrs. Sujatha. Can you pl. tell me which is this survey?

Sujata Rajpal said...

It was an internal survey done by a consultancy.