Himanshu is a transformative business leader with three decades of experience in the telecom industry. He is currently the managing director of Syniverse and has extensive experience working in MNC’s like Microsoft, IBM, and CISCO. He polished his management skills studying at the University of Chicago Booth school of business and INSEAD, an extensive education program in strategy, finance, and general business. He is also an angel investor and believes startups can solve the job crisis of India.
Early 2000’s the company I was working for acquired a Unified Messaging System (UMS) company. This meant an operator could offer a mailbox to a subscriber which could store and process Voicemail, E-mail, Fax-mail all from the same mailbox.
Today I learnt about spatial programming which help build virtual reality games to run them on 5G networks. I also learned about machine learning techniques to develop speech recognition software for a personal assistant or a Bot. What I felt is that I am probably late by few quarters learning about it. But then I have to if I must stay relevant for the next ten years. I must keep updating myself.
It's been almost three decades I have been working in the telecom sector and throughout this period, I have lead a lot of complex projects, managed diverse teams, and had the privilege of working with professionals. It has been quite an exciting journey which taught me a few management lessons that most B Schools don’t.
I started my career working in a startup where I spent around five years. During that period, the company went public and did its IPO. I was a budding youngster looking towards a full-fledged career and needed a strong foundation. A lot of credit goes to those five years for whatever I am today. I was given a lot of responsibilities, got learning experiences to grow, to prove myself and to gain confidence. Here are the five valuable lessons I learned working at a startup in my initial years.
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