Ajay Lulia: Transforming IT World by Fostering Creativity

Synergy Technology Services
Ajay Lulia | Director & CTO | Synergy Technology Services Pvt. Ltd.

In an exclusive interview with Insights Success magazine, Ajay Lulia, the Director & CTO at Synergy Technology Services Pvt. Ltd. talks about his overall journey and the current industry scenario.

IS: Kindly brief us about you and your journey since the beginning of your career.
With 22+ years of experience in the information technology industry, Ajay thrives in challenging, fast-paced IT organizations delivering advanced technological systems, solutions, architectures, and applications.
Ajay Lulia dropout from a collage did his diploma and post that discovered interest into computers and started coding in Foxpro while doing computer education. His journey start from there where he worked on various technologies in various companies across India and overseas while mastering into web technologies. He co-founded STS in 2006 post working for 10 years in IT industry and is currently working as Director & CTO.
IS: How do you describe yourself in one-word or one-sentence?
IS: What is your source of motivation?
My source of motivation is growth of my company in terms of resources and technology.
IS: Kindly tell us about the challenges you faced to withstand the complexities of the industry.
We always used to follow technology and work on new technologies as and when needed, this was limiting our group and we used to miss being leaders into new areas. We at STS then created a research and development department called Synergy Accelerate (https://www.sts.in/synergy-accelerate) here we have formed a team that works in new technologies and then inculcates the same into the teams across offices.
IS: Kindly describe in detail about your company and its unique services/products.
STS was established in year 2006 with a moto to provide better solutions to industry by following best industry practices and creating open culture for all the members of company. I brought all the ideas which I saw missing while working for various companies in India and overseas and I believe that has paid us well.
IS: Brief us about the current industry scenario from your perspective.
IT industry in India always had tremendous future since we have been and are creating top IT professionals since many years. When it comes to current industry scenario then I believe in Disruptive Innovation is the key and this can be easily defined by Enabling Technology using Innovative business model to create coherent value proposition.
IS: State us your major achievements and your company’s achievements under your leadership.
We started with team size of 6 people in services and we currently stand at 175 resources. One things that was missing was to train them into new technologies and I has two options, either get some training company and train my workforce or create small team do research and then deliver the same to teams. I created small team and names it Synergy Accelerate (https://www.sts.in/synergy-accelerate). Synergy Accelerate team used to research various things like Mobile development, Big Data, Alexa etc. Currently team is working on Machine Learning and RPA.
IS: State your passions, aims, and goals.
My passion is to work on new technologies and be leader in cutting edge technologies, my aim is the have team of 1000 in next two years and my goal is envision ourselves as leaders in providing IT services and solutions, by delivering high quality services and ensuring client satisfaction.
IS: How do you see yourself and your company in the near future? Tell us about your future goals.
We being IT services company we are always evaluated either by the size of company or verticals we work on. We have plans to grow exponentially into multi cities. We are exploring option to open office tier II cities as to get fresh talent and also keeping cost low by passing the benefits back to our clients.
IS: What would you advise to the budding entrepreneurs?
I believe one thing hard work pays off and if you complement with a lean startup than one will grow easily without looking for external source of funds.

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