We are glad to share this interview with an amazing personality Mangesh Amale who is an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Speaker, the Founder and Managing Director of Velox Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Velox Virtual World Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai India and Velox Inc, Chicago USA. Velox was recognized by many awards under the guidance and vision of Mangesh.
This is an ingenious story about a common man who attended a government Marathi medium school, graduated from Pune University, and went on to do post-graduate work in computer technology. A small-town child who was born in Junnar, a small village about 92 kilometres from Pune, and grew up in a modest household; his parents owned just 27,000 square feet of non-irrigated land, so they worked as labourers to meet the family's basic needs.
He chose to work as a labourer while studying because he was the family's eldest son, and he continued to work part-time while earning his degree and the rest is history...
He earned multiple technological certificates, as well as an MBA, a Diploma in Management and Cyber Law, and a PGDBT from the IIBF. Currently pursuing MBA from IIT Bombay and Washington University.
With over two decades of quality experience in the Information Technology and Banking Sectors, he is a pioneer in the Indian Cyber Security Industry. He had an opportunity to work in senior management roles in various premier organizations like oracle, HDFC bank, Zenith InfoTech before the inception of Velox.
His father, Mr. Mahadeo Amale, was an inspiration to him since, despite being an agronomist; he had a flair for repairing diesel engines used for irrigation.
Some displaying some glittering glimpses of the amazing interview here…
Tell us about Velox. Its vision and mission.
To be a reliable & most progressive technology solution provider, relentless in pursuit of client and employee excellence.
To capitalize on the efficiency of the Information and Cyber Security Technology Industry to serve clients. We strive constantly to make Velox a winning competitor both today and in the future. We embrace bold strategies that will lead to our success in the marketplace. We aggressively leverage our unique set of assets to provide exceptional value for our stakeholders and clients.
What were the constraints you faced at the time of inception?
During the start-up phase, we faced a variety of challenges.
The most difficult task was mobilizing resources and striking a balance between my full-time job and developing resources for my new project. Despite numerous hardships, I was able to overcome many obstacles and maintain a good approach. Raising cash and developing a solid business plan were big challenges that were eventually overcome.
What services do you provide to the customers? Why should one prefer you?
Velox offers a very comprehensive stack of products on two main platforms
1. Cyber Security
2. IT Operations Management.
Within Cyber Security Velox has end to end spectrum of solutions covering endpoints, databases, applications, web servers, DLP, SIEM Solutions, SOC services, and Cloud monitoring & Security etc. In IP Ops, Velox covers a very broad range of products including IT Service Management with Help Desk and KnowledgeBase, IT Asset Management, Patch Management, Manager of Manager, and many more. Velox also has a virtual platform for video calling MyFastMeet.
All our products have native deep machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities built in. Our solutions can be deployed via cloud platform as well as on-premises deployment depending on client choices.
Velox is an Indian MNC OSD (Original Software Developer) offering a very comprehensive stack of tools as mentioned above on one common platform. Our solutions are platform-independent viz. Operating systems or databases and our feature loaded solutions are designed to consume less bandwidth and enable our clients to optimise on hardware sizing.
“Our innovative and next-generation products offer clients a comprehensive high-level management console offering them complete granular level visibility into their entire IT environment. Our highly responsive 24X 7 support team ensures that our applications run efficiently and uninterruptedly.”
What personality traits, skills, and education do you think is necessary to enhance and promote the use of technology-driven industries?
A leader should be passionate, respect ethics, and be adaptable and innovative. He should manage his team in a unique style, continually focusing on results, evaluating performances, and guiding others to better and bring out their best traits.
How do you manage the promotion of your project through social media outreach and email campaigns?
We have a digital marketing, social media marketing, and content writing team on staff. This group is always coming up with fresh ideas and strategies to promote the Velox brand across various social media channels.
The team also analyses and updates the performance of our initiatives on a regular basis, making necessary changes in succeeding promotional efforts.
What do you think about the expansion of Velox worldwide? What will be the plan?
Velox Inc., Chicago, USA, is already well-known in the United States. We were invited by the US government to present our products at the World Cyber Security Summit. In addition to the United States, Velox has offices in Mexico, Dubai, South Africa, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.By 2025, Velox wants to have a presence in over 100 countries.
What steps do you take to handle last-minute or unexpected setbacks before and during any project?
It's not uncommon to experience unexpected situations or setbacks in today's dynamic and fast-changing environment. In all of our business operations, we strive to in still a flexible and adaptable mindset.
We aim to create multiple scenarios during the planning stage, such as Plan A and Plan B, to allow for any last-minute modifications.
Our deep domain knowledge and analytical attitude enable us to devise new approaches to dealing with such shifts.
Can you describe emerging trends you've noticed in the IT sector?
Use of Automation, Artificial Intelligence, & Machine Learning capabilities
Deployment of Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Applications
The emerging need for Smart city projects
Preference of organisations for Cloud Computing and adopting various cloud-centric models like SaaS, Paas, Iaas.
How you are differing from your competitors?
Velox is an Indian MNC OSD (Original Software Delivery) offering a very comprehensive stack of tools covering a very wide range of enterprise market & Cyber Security solutions
Our solutions are designed and delivered for IT Infrastructure Controlling, Monitoring, and Cyber Security, and it is a well-known name in the enterprise IT Infra Monitoring & Cyber Security industry.
All of our products and procedures are ISO 9001-2015, 20000, 27001, and PA-DSS certified, and we've received numerous accolades and recognition around the world.
Velox is recognised by GEN – A government of India initiative.
All our products are reviewed and evaluated by GARTNER. More than 300 clients are served globally, including organisations, corporations, and banks.Velox is a member of major international organisations such as ATMIA, CATMI, and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
We are one of the most reliable names in the ATM & Cyber Security industry serving more than 100 banks in India with more than 40,000 ATMs being deployed with our solution.
Our clientele includes some of the most reputed industry names like NCR, Kotak Bank, Fincare Small Finance Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Canara Bank, and many more.
We are an Indian OSD (Original Software Delivery) with a subsidiary in Chicago in the USA and have in Mexico, Dubai, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
What are your upcoming projects?
New 5th& 1st floor office -300 seat capacity – State of Art Managed Security Services (MSSP)
New upcoming COE facilities in Mysuru in partnership with Karnataka Govt& STPI
Purchase of office premises of 53,000 sq feet, with 1500 seat capacity facilities in Navi Mumbai.
Plan for IPO in next 3 year.
Awards and recognitions
Best Visionary Entrepreneur of the year – 2021 by FTIEA Fame Times International Excellence Awards
Cyber Security Icon – 2021 by GR Foundation
Asian – African Chambers of Commerce Award – Excellence in Innovation & Technology – 2020
10 Most Promising Cyber Security Solutions Provider – 2020
20 Most Promising Cyber Security Solutions Provider – 2019
Under his leadership, Velox has emerged as Brand of the Year 2018
India’s Top 20 Most Promising Business Intelligence Solution Provider – 2017
Mangesh has many accolades to his name, like Udhyogshree Awards, Shiv Janbhumi Gaurav Award, and CEO of the Year.
Year of Founding : 2012
Office Locations : Headquartered in Mumbai, R & D Centre in Pune & global innovation centre in Chicago, USA
Company Strength : 165+
Website : www.Velox.co.in
Sources and references : www.Velox.co.in
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