Vipul Thakkar: An Entrepreneur in Disruptive Times

Vipul Thakkar Chairman & Managing Director Silver Touch Technologies | Insights Success | Business Magazine

Information Technology sector is a field that undergoes rapid evolution with changing the shape of Indian business Standards. Today there’s a boom in the IT industry in India where Indian professionals have showcased their expertise and insight at the highest level. The rise of IT and ITES sector has transformed the outlook of the global IT fraternity to set the right trajectory of growth regarding employment and contribution to the digital economy. IT companies continue to diversify their offerings and showcase their proficiency in managing complex IT solutions at every instance. They have managed to attract significant investors globally to provide valuable insights and views. Studies reveal that India’s IT & ITES industry grew up to 167 billion USD in 2017-18.
Information Technology as a differentiator is the phenomenon of yesteryears. We are living in the World of Gen Z and technology-led all-round disruptions, where Gen X and Gen Y have to be an integral part of the journey. Technology-led disruptions are making the businesses to rethink & revisit their Business Model, Go-To-Market Strategy, Customer Engagement & Experience, and new concepts like learnability. Startups are giving new thinking to establish age-old businesses. SMEs are the growth engine that focuses on reach, employment, and going global.
The leading multinational Indian giants along with numerous new players have successfully managed to create their  niche market at global level.  They have played a pivotal role in cementing India at the global platform and in dominating the IT sector. However, it’s the charisma and business acumen of the proficient leaders who have emerged as the real game-changers with changing the dynamics of the market. By mastering the art of organizational transformation, today’s IT leaders are embracing innovation as never before!
In such interesting and exciting times, here is an extract from a conversation with Vipul Thakkar.
The Exceptional Journey of an Entrepreneur
In this edition, we present the remarkable journey of Vipul ThakkarChairman & Managing Director of Silver Touch Technologies Ltd. who has taken the organization to new heights by his sheer passion, dedication, and devotion. Vipul can be best described as an entrepreneur by choice and a technocrat by heart! As a keen observer of technology trends and results, he has developed an incredible foresightedness about new developments in technology which has helped him to bring the company to its current level of performance and scale.
Vipul is a real technology leader who has always encouraged young talent. A first generation entrepreneur started his venture at an early age, he has experienced and successfully managed to see through all the phases of business. He founded Silver Touch with a commitment to transform organizations digitally with innovative and sustainable next-generation IT solutions that deliver value to the business. As a tenacious professional with more than twenty-three years of experience in IT, he has amassed immense knowledge and understanding of the Digital India and Digital solutions.
The Inception Saga – Rising to the Occasion
Silver Touch Technologies (NSE: SILVERTUC), was established in 1995 as a global IT Solution Provider and Software Services and Development Company, accredited with CMMI level 5, ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and ISO 9001. Silver Touch has carried out several domestic and international joint ventures that have enabled the company to expand its geographical reach and create diverse clientele across domains, technologies, and different geographies including the USA and the UK regions.
With a vision to deliver IT solutions and by keeping the pace with ever-changing techno-business scenario in the market, the company caters reputed Indian as well as global clients. Branding itself as a complete Solution Provider©, it delivers end-to-end digital solutions under single umbrella across the world.
Multi-Faceted Excellence
We choose Digital Transformation as the best way that every organization is aspiring and adopting the same”
Silver Touch has a rich pool of human capital, optimized processes, and state-of-the-art-technologies to deliver the best breed of Digital Solutions to help its customers transform in the best possible way. It has a PAN-India Presence and own subsidiaries in USA and UK to cater offshore client’s needs. It has also achieved strategic empanelment with Government of India’s GeM, NIC, NICSI & various State Governments to promote and explore the implementation by making use of new technologies.
If we analyze today’s competitive and disruptive world, then Vipul asserts that adapting is the foremost way to stay relevant in the market as it signifies the modern day’s 360-degree change. By offering innovative solutions in the areas of Software Development, ERP Implementation, System Integration, Business Consulting, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, and E-Governance Solutions, these firms have grabbed the eyeballs of the Indian IT fraternity.
Matching the Global Footprints
Vipul truly believes in the ideology of adapting the changes with the requirement of modern technological environment. This helps him to track on the latest technologies, industry segments and market trends in the digital solutions market by keeping the pace along with ecosystem players like IBM, Oracle, SAP, Dell, VMware, Amazon, CISCO, etc. He continuously focuses on the further enhancement of the digital platforms and portfolios, building industry and technology frameworks and staying tuned with the emerging technologies. He further adds that by adopting emerging technologies like Blockchain, AI, ML, Big Data, and Analytics will assist its customers to explore digital disruption and to have a game-changing insight.
Future Prospects
Leading a workforce of 1400+ IT professionals, Vipul acknowledges the need for the organic growth of the organization. He takes pride in stating that the company has grown over thirty-five percent in last financial year and is expecting similar growth in this fiscal year. He states that the company is poised to strengthen itself in the areas related to Government & PSU solutions, Cloud Technologies, Product Engineering Services, ERP & Consulting services. It also has a structured plan to fortify its presence across PAN India and has further expansions plans in USA and UK. Silver Touch will be looking at strategic tie-ups, acquisition in ERP and cloud software area. It is currently working on a few product development areas based on emerging technologies to expand the product offerings shortly with significant revenue growth.
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