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Subroto Bagchi

  1. 1. Co–Founder of MindTree Ltd. By : Vikas Surani AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  2. 2. About Subroto <ul><li>Subroto Bagchi is best known for co-founding MindTree in 1999 where he started as the Chief Operating Officer. </li></ul><ul><li>MindTree is among India’s most admired consultant companies across industries. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, Bagchi took on the role of Gardener at MindTree. </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  3. 3. Prospectus <ul><li>Born at : small town Patnagarh, Orissa. </li></ul><ul><li>Born in : May, 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Qualification : Degree in Political Science </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience : DCM, PIM, HCL, PSI, MMC, Wipro. </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Entrepreneur initiative : Project.21 IT-Related Training Organization </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  4. 4. Early Days <ul><li>Studied at local school. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to go at Jawaharlal Nehru University for the study of International relations at New Delhi. </li></ul><ul><li>But, failed to go due to financial crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Completed his graduation in political Science from Bhubaneshwar. </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  5. 5. College to Career <ul><li>He started his Professional Career as a lower Division Clerk in 1976 at Cuttack and become Bagchi Babu . </li></ul><ul><li>Had no Real Work, No-Mind Tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Joined diversified DCM Group in 1977 as Plant Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>For a better opportunity </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  6. 6. Move on <ul><li>Offer from HCL – Sales Person with 40% less Salary from DCM </li></ul><ul><li>“ Life’s True purpose is not to live to earn; its about having the courage to take flight .” </li></ul><ul><li>Joined HCL in 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Knew nothing about computers and about selling” </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  7. 7. Lessons Learnt <ul><li>Learnt Lessons of Sales & Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Real meaning of “NO” is “NOT NOW” </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing trains one better than life in the trenches – Good, Solid, Hard work in the earlier part of one’s career </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  8. 8. Taste of Entrepreneurship <ul><li>The idea of becoming one’s own master at the age of 28 was too great an allure to miss. </li></ul><ul><li>Project.21 - IT-Related Training Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Start up Organization - No Business or too much work to handle </li></ul><ul><li>Failure of Project.21 </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  9. 9. Little Genius <ul><li>Return to Regular Employment with stable yet innovative company. </li></ul><ul><li>Joined Wipro as a Sales Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Way to San Francisco, U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Wipro Research & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed as Corporate Vice President mission – Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Reason – Sense of History </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  10. 10. At 40 <ul><li>Youngest among Premji’s direct report for mission - QUALITY. </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman of Sales & Marketing at Wipro and information system council </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Board of Wipro GE Medical Systems – The Joint Venture </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Corporate Executive Council </li></ul><ul><li>What else one man would have asked for? </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  11. 11. Leaving Note from Azim Premji <ul><li>“ different people” </li></ul><ul><li>“ different thought” </li></ul><ul><li>The reason we should work together </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  12. 12. Birth of MindTree <ul><li>Year 1999 - Dream Reborn </li></ul><ul><li>IT Strategy Consulting with traditional software development. </li></ul><ul><li>New York Times – “A Different Kind of company” </li></ul><ul><li>Current – Vice President, MindTree Ltd </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  13. 13. Bagchi’s Personal Angels <ul><li>Learning by observing </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by Doing </li></ul><ul><li>Continuously Learning How to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>The key to happiness is not Money </li></ul><ul><li>The Power of Resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Life is Constant Negotiation </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University
  14. 14. Journey is the Reward - Subroto Bagchi AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University Thank You
  15. 15. Author <ul><li>High Performance Entrepreneur – 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>The story of building a company </li></ul><ul><li>Go Kiss the World – Year 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The story of his life, Motivator </li></ul><ul><li>The Professional – Sep, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge, based on his lifelong experience </li></ul>AESPGIBM, Ahmedabad University