Thursday, November 27, 2008

Uma Balakrishnan

Despite the downturn in the markets, and also generally in the business world, this is the time for enterprises to revisit how they do their operations and hope for the best. Whatever luxury of inefficiencies we might have lived with has to be pruned now.

Uma Balakrishnan, CEO, Axcend

November 27, 9.15 am





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Profile – Uma Balakrsihnan



Mrs. Uma Balakrishnan, CEO, Axcend. The CEO is a dynamic woman with a passion for the industry that she works in. She is a specialist in Industrial Automation.



Mrs. Uma Balakrishnan started her career journey in Industrial Automation with ABB in 1987 when she worked in the area of indigenization for industrial automation product manufacturing and cement automation division. She took-over as CEO of a start-up company by name ‘Sunlux Engineering’ in 1992 to build the automation business of the company.



In 1995, Mrs. Uma Balakrishnan started her first entrepreneurial venture by incorporating an organization ‘Automation Design Center’ which provided consulting and software development services in the domain of industrial automation for manufacturing industries both in the domestic and overseas market. This company subsequently grew into a Joint venture with US based hydraulics major ‘OilGear’. Ms. Uma continued in the JV as a director of the company since 1997 and was involved in various key functional areas of the company.



In 2001, she incorporated ‘Techitomation’, to provide IT and automation solutions for manufacturing industries and subsequently the firm evolved into Axcend (erstwhile EISS), a private limited company serving domestic and international market. Presently she is the CEO of Axcend - an organization focused on providing end-to-end IT solutions for manufacturing industries and utilities.



Ms. Uma is a MBA graduate from IIM Bangalore, before which she has completed B.E. from Bangalore University and a Masters in Computers from BITS – Pilani.





About - Axcend Automation & Software Solutions is a core player in the manufacturing IT and Industrial Automation space with matured skill sets and domain expertise. Established in 2001, the company has emerged as a pure play manufacturing solutions provider helping organizations achieve optimization, enhance work-flow and peak productivity thru’ ERP, automation and PLM services. The company is a reputed player in the Industrial Automation segment and reaches out to manufacturing organizations of all sizes. Axcend is a subsidiary of the leading North American group called Acrodex.

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