After hours: Mohan Sundaram

Arabian Computer News delves below the corporate strategy to understand what really makes the region’s IT leaders tick

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After hours: Mohan Sundaram Mohan Sundaram, manager, Enterprise Servers & Storage, Emitac Enterprise Solutions.
By Staff Writer Published  November 14, 2012

Arabian Computer News delves below the corporate strategy to understand what really makes the region’s IT leaders tick.

Mohan Sundaram, Manager, Enterprise Servers & Storage, Emitac Enterprise Solutions.

Getting Personal

Nationality: Indian
Number of years in the industry: 18
Favourite food: Biryanis always kindle my taste buds, Mughalai.
Holiday destination: Ooty
Music: Classical Carnatic music
Dream car: Lamborghini Aventador
Movie/book: Cast Away, Shawshank Redemption.

How did you end up where you are now?

I completed my Education in Chennai and was selected by HCL Infosystems (Formerly HCL-HP) through campus interview and got posted to Mumbai in 1994, where I began my career. The life in Mumbai could be the best for anybody to start one’s career and prepare themselves for the tough grind ahead.

After five years of association with HCL Infosystems I moved to Hewlett Packard-India and joined them at their Pune office. I was the only employee in HP-Pune at that time and had to begin by selecting the receptionist, security and other engineers for the Pune office operations. I later moved to Hewlett Packard New Delhi and then to Bangalore.

In 2003 I decided to pursue further growth in my career and left HP and joined Emitac in Dubai as Senior Systems Engineer for Enterprise customers. From then it has been a steady growth. Currently I lead a team of senior engineers for our enterprise accounts.

What is your management philosophy?

I am strongly driven by the philosophy that every person, on their own would like to do their best at work and are willing to take the responsibility to achieve optimum results. They just need that little guidance and direction at the right time. My own team stands a good example of this philosophy.

What was your first computer?

My first computer was an HP laptop and I started using it from 1999, five years after I began my career.

What is your greatest achievement?

I would like to believe that my greatest challenge and achievement always lies in the future.  Things look insurmountable until you achieve them and once you do so, you have to move on to the next challenge. As I say this, I await my next interesting challenge in the near future to name it as my greatest achievement!

What is your biggest mistake?

I consider that missing out on my opportunity to do higher studies during my student days is the biggest mistake to date. I opted to start my career instead. However I believe I made up for it by doing BS Information Systems at BITS Pilani and Post graduate Diploma in International Business at Symbiosis Pune through distance learning.

What is your fondest memory of working in the Middle East IT industry?

There are many fond memories of working here, primary among them are the informal style and relationship-based business conduct, a fair system and the eagerness to adopt the latest technology.

What technology do you think will have the biggest impact in 2012?

The convergence technology would leave a lasting impact in the immediate future thereby powering the cloud solution adoption in this region and making it more feasible than ever. Though cloud solutions have been talked about for few years now, the maturity in the convergence technologies is making cloud adoption a reality to many Enterprises.

What’s the best way to deal with stress?

I try reading books, spend time playing with my kids and sometimes try drawing and colouring with them.

2176 days ago
D S Murthy

Hai, Mohan, so nice to know about u. how r u doin. We all people who stayed in ROCK-Pune met in Hyderabad and remembered u. Great to c u.

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