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Ashish Uniyal
Ashish Uniyal

Ashish Uniyal

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Views about 'Tech product Introduction is weak among Indians'
Well!!!. This is not a fact that we are not making tec. products. We have quite good product e.g Mobiles (Spice. Karbon, Lava Etc.) but beside the fact they are good, still they are not such populer due to our own set of mentality and adoptions of products.
On the other hand all foreign products have Indian minds behind, to be a fact that lots of Indians are working in MNC like Microsoft, Dell, NASA etc.
Our govt. have to attract youth with growing up market strategies and Job availabilities in Indian IT sector. We have enormous talent in the field but migrating outside in search of better opportunity and life style.
My important career decision
Being from a family of Doctors and lawyers. I have decided to make my carried in IT. That was my first decision to move out of track.
After few years of my carrier upgraded myself and started moving from core technical to IT-Operations and Project management.
Making job easier
Its a two way approach for your work. Being proactive rather being reactive. and having good relations among the staff and clients. it makes your work life easy and give you a better view of the challenges and hurdles on the way. It also matter to keep you updated with the surroundings .
Family Background
I have a Caring, Charming and understanding Wife Arti and a 19 month Baby boy Aarush.
Challenges faced in job
Currently as being on a role of Regional manager for all IT Operations for East Africa. its very challenging to understand the team off-shore. due to wast cultural diversity, different mindsets and different work culture. conflict of mindsets is a major challenge in running operations in Africa region.
But it would be a great learning for me and to understand the different cultures across Africa. Travelled to countries which gave me enormous exposure of Native African life style and mindsets.
My role model
Well I don't have a stipulated Roll model. But My Father is always a roll model for me as I learnt from him "How to stand alone" if no one is with you.
My achievement
I have been selected as the best student from my batch. while my Diploma of Electronics engineering. That was valuable for me as I have proved my family that there is a world apart from Doctorate and Education.
last year I have been recognized for Individual leadership award By Maraison also valuable for me as I have managed to learn the difference in work culture and drove the team accordingly to get the task completion on time.
Current Trends
As Managed Services is booming UP with strategic Outsourcing. This model is getting popular overseas. esp. in PAN africa and other continents after getting a huge success in Asia.
This is going to be a game changer and also attract IT companies to core domains e.g. telecom, banking, Hospital sector.
Being a hub of IT India has a great advantage and capabilities to explore outside continent with a huge market value.
My strongest Skill
1. Strategic planning.
2. Operation.
3. Client interaction, P.R.
4. Team building and driving.
5. Business Continuity.
6. Leading overseas team, with minimum interaction.
Goals and Ambitions
Looking forward for Key account management, large project delivery, along with couples of Ideas in mind for e-commerce and internet marketing.
My advice
whenever someone is starting. He/She should listen their heart first. :)
Do what you like and what you can do with your passion and complete dedication.
If you don't have interest you cant perform.
Still if you are working with some muddle. Always keep your interest as your hobby and have second plan in action for you.
Books recommended
sorry. I am not found of books :). but I recommend to have entrepreneurship in your mind.
Company and job profile
HI,This is Ashish Uniyal.I belong to Devbhoomi (Uttrakhand). Basically from a valley of divine (Dehradun). I am second and the last born in my family. Have one elder sister and also a moral for me.My Father is a Sr. Advocate in Sessions court Dehradun and Mother is a housewife (previous English Professor). Who always put me ahead in every expect of life and gave me strength to do things alone.
Currently I am working as Regional Manager-It Operations in Maraison Technologies Ltd. MARA-ISON is a JV between MARA ICT Holdings and ISON. ISON’s is an Pan Asian IT Services company. Mara ICT is a 14 year old African ICT business that originates from RAPS Uganda
Currently Heading IT-Operations and project delivery for 7 Countries for east Africa which include top 5 Countries for our client. IBM and Airtel.
Managing professional as well as personal life
Luckily I got a Beautiful, Caring and understanding wife. She always there by my side to support me, whenever I got engaged in my professional life she supports me always.
While its always a best practice not to take your office mind load back to home. So I try to finish out my stuff in office itself. and @ home I use to be a Husband, a father not a manager :)
Being different
Being an engineer by heart. I always tried to get myself out of crowd. from beginning of my carrier I had put my ideas through not only to be technical also how business is getting effected and what can be improved to get the things with less interventions.
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