Ravi Nanjangud, is a cofounder of iQuest LLC, a Quadra-linguist, pragmatic Information management leader helping Fortune 100 and growth oriented companies, achieve operational excellence by executing strategies for business growth leveraging technology. He has held leadership positions within Fortune 100 companies and led cross-functional teams within fast paced matrix organizations across Information Management, Product Development, Solution design and delivery of Enterprise Systems including Big 4 Management consulting. He is extremely passionate and widely recognized as an expert in aligning business processes and integrating regulated validated systems, bringing in operational efficiencies to the organization to achieve maximum cost savings.
iQuest LLC, a Santa Rosa, CA based company, is an advisory and software technology company helping organizations achieve operational excellence by aligning people, process and technology.
BusinessInterviews.com: Can you expand on how developing integrated systems can help contribute to the success of a business?
Ravi: Businesses overlook to integrate systems because they are complex and more often choose to adopt solutions to address their immediate need. This approach could be unsustainable, resulting in 3x costs, time and effort to integrate, later.
i-Quest’s experience in using a holistic approach and applying the principles of 3R’s (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle) in designing and delivering simple innovative integrated solutions has resulted in achieving over 10x returns on the investments made by the businesses/organizations.
For an organization to be data driven it is paramount to establish and align a unified business processes, that eliminates data redundancy and information silos, resulting in tremendous efficiencies of scale and cost savings to the organization.
BusinessInterviews.com: Can you tell us a bit about how iQuest has recently built and released a cloud based product Vipasi?
Ravi: Vipasi, arose out of a pain point that I came across when working within Fortune 100 companies. The pain point was to align individual and team activities into one with the business processes and achieve a data driven organization. Vipasi as a solution is cost effective, very simple to use and is offered on the cloud.
BusinessInterviews.com: What are some of the most common obstacles you see companies face when it comes to operational efficiency?
Ravi: What I’ve observed is, most organizations need real-time factual operational insights to drive innovation, where decision-making is based less on empirical data. Lack of collaboration among many organizational silos results in creation of many islands of solutions. Additionally, most often employees are disengaged or aren’t motivated and their activities are misaligned with the organizational objectives.
BusinessInterviews.com: What’s the biggest risk that you’ve ever taken and how did it turn out?
Ravi: Translating a solution that addressed a pain point into a product and introducing it into the market with provisional patents, for adoption, has been the biggest risk so far. We have definitely not blossomed yet, but are budding and seek organizations to be served in their quest for information.
BusinessInterviews.com: What are some trends in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries that you’re excited about?
Ravi: Penetration of technology within Healthcare while generally low, I foresee more convergence of clinical research and health outcomes facilitated by technology like big data that could transform to enhance life and alleviate pain of patients.
BusinessInterviews.com: How do you plan to keep the momentum going?
Ravi: By connecting, preaching and sharing the value and the benefits an organization / company could achieve by aligning individual and team activities into one with its business process to go beyond Agile to achieve excellence.
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