December 2016 -

December 2016 -

Hurray !!! We are a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 APAC Company

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Market Simplified - Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific

We are delighted and proud to announce that Market Simplified has been ranked as one of the fastest growing 500 tech companies in Asia Pacific (APAC) region by one of the world’s leading consulting company Deloitte. This Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award is a resultant of our sustained revenue growth in the past 3 years.

“It’s exciting and delighting to be recognized as one of the fastest growing 500 technology companies in APAC. I attribute this success to our focused and passionate team who are solving complex challenges of global financial institutions through cutting edge digital platforms and solutions. We are rapidly growing our presence in USA, UK and APAC region and expect to hit 65% CAGR over the next five years.”, commented Venkat Rangan, Founder & CEO, Market Simplified on this achievement.

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The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific is the pre-eminent technology awards program in Asia Pacific, and now in its fifteenth year, it includes nine Asia Pacific locations. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Technology Fast 500 companies — large, small, public, and private — span a variety of Sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology. These companies are transforming the way business is done today.

“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry. We congratulate Market Simplified on being one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the region”, said Toshifumi Kusunoki, DTTL Leader, Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific program.

The winners of this award are selected based on % fiscal year revenue growth during the period from 2013 to 2015 (or 2014 to 2016 for a financial year ending between January and June). Eligibility for the Technology Fast 500 requires that companies own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of three years, and be headquartered within Asia Pacific. Using other companies’ technology in a unique way does not qualify for this award.

Earlier this year we got featured in NASSCOM Report “Indian Fin-tech Products – Innovation Driving Growth” and our HR Head was awarded Most Influential HR Tech Leaders Award 2016 by the World HRD Congress, a renowned global HR forum with 101 partner countries.

Cheers for Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award and much more awards to come.

About Market Simplified: Market Simplified is a thought leader in handcrafting custom solutions by continuously innovating and simplifying finance. We have maximized the revenues of industry leaders like OptionsXpress (Charles Schwab), Currenex (State Street), MB Trading, Maybank Kim Eng, Kotak Mahindra Bank and National Stock Exchange of India by providing enhanced and sustained user engagement through Experience Engineering.

A DIPLOMAT’S VIEW ON LEADERSHIP

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It was a proud moment for all of us at Market Simplified, to be addressed by the British Deputy High Commissioner, His Excellency, Bharat Joshi. He was just 39 years of age when he joined as the British Ambassador. He is also the first Indian National to be the Ambassador for a foreign country. He is the person responsible for diplomatic missions in Southern India, which includes the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the union territory of Puducherry.

His Excellency, Bharat Joshi

He spoke to us on ‘Leadership and its principles’ and also made the session interactive by answering a few questions asked by our employees, in the end.

Usually, these are some of the words that come to our mind when we think of a leader- selfless, open-minded, a role model and a good-listener. Being a leader is an incredible task. It requires clarity of thought and ability to take quick yet effective decisions.

He believes that a leader needs to have, what he calls, the 4 Cs-Character, Conviction, Courage, and Culture.

  • CHARACTER A leader must have excellent character and the ability to inspire his followers. Having excellent character does not mean, being righteous and preachy. In this context, the character refers to being original and unique, which is why he said “Management is about having our own distinct style. Always be yourself.” In today’s context, an ideal leader always makes the working atmosphere relaxed and fun for his team members.
  • CONVICTION is otherwise referred to as ‘clarity of thought’. A leader must have full faith in the path he has chosen and should be able to see his destination clearly. He must also have complete awareness of the surroundings and should be willing to listen and take suggestions.
  • COURAGE According to him, a leader should be able to stand up for himself and for his team. He needs to have the courage to protect his staff and to take informed decisions after getting the opinions and criticisms of his team members. A good leader is always a good listener!
  • CULTURE is mainly to create an environment in the organization that makes working fun. This responsibility also lies with the leader. He should ensure that the members are not under stressful situations. The quality of work automatically improves when the work environment is stress-free.
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His Excellency, interacting with our employees

This was followed by a brief Q &A. Some of the interesting questions that were asked are below.

‘How does leadership style change during a crisis?’

For this, he said that, during a crisis everyone needs direction. The leader needs to be quick in taking decisions and must try to exercise control over the situation, though there is very little control. He gave us an anecdote of the bombing of the British Consulate General, Istanbul in 2003 and shared the strategies that were taken to overcome the situation.

 ‘Are leaders born or made?’

In the words of His Excellency, “Leadership is a muscle. A lot of it is about self-belief. Anybody can be a leader.” Until we try to lead and take ownership, we will never learn to lead. That first step ‘to own’ is very crucial to be a leader. Leaders are self-made in most cases except in a few circumstances.

The session was very interesting and I am sure we will greatly benefit from this. We thank His Excellency, Bharat Joshi  for sparing his valuable time and sharing his thoughts.

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About Market Simplified: Market Simplified is a thought leader in handcrafting custom solutions by continuously innovating and simplifying finance. We have maximized the revenues of industry leaders like OptionsXpress (Charles Schwab), Currenex (State Street), MB Trading, Maybank Kim Eng, Kotak Mahindra Bank and National Stock Exchange of India by providing enhanced and sustained user engagement through Experience Engineering.

 About the author: Girijashankar is a Classical Carnatic Vocalist and teacher who loves to perform. He is also a voracious reader and prefers to read books on crime and mystery. He is currently working as a Pre-sales Business Executive in Market Simplified.

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