NMIMS alumnus, and Founder & CEO of WonderBi Analytics, Mr. Nikhil Gundale inspires young graduates with his views. In his interview with NMIMS Spandan, he shares his journey of building successful corporate career spanning over 16 years and then starting his company WonderBi Analytics. His passion to create creative, intuitive and engaging data analytics solution for businesses led to the birth of WonderBi Analytics. He is a recipient of Future Strategist Award presented at Interop in recognition of innovation and technology leadership, and also the “CIO Ones to Watch” award where he was recognised as one of the 30 most promising IT talents of India. Nikhil says Never Conclude The Situation, here are the excerpts of his interview.
From holding various senior positions at companies such as Lionbridge, ICUS, Tata Interactive Systems, Star India and Lowe Lintus to starting Wonder Bi Analytics. What were the main driving factors behind the decision to start your business?
Let me first thank you for giving me an opportunity to share my views and experiences, it’s a great honor!
It was a rich learning experience of little over 15yrs in the corporate world where I got a chance to take up responsibilities at various levels of organizational value chain. When I look back I realize one of the main reasons I was able to deliver my responsibilities successfully was, being able to manage the activities like an entrepreneur. While on the corporate career path, I always aspired to become a successful entrepreneur. I tried executing various ideas alongside my day job but couldn’t achieve much. May be my experience was still not enough and even the environment then was not so conducive for the startups (even this terminology didn’t exist then).
After working with various businesses closely and able to contribute in the growth I realized that having vision is the key factor but along with it having a clear mission makes a whole difference.
This time I realized I have a clear mission along with my vision for WonderBi and this supported with great environment for startups and confidence of having gained good enough experience in the field of technology drove me to start my startup.