May 10, 2021

The Ship in Leadership with Sanjay Tambwekar

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The Ship in Leadership with Sanjay Tambwekar
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Show Notes

In this conversation with Sanjay Tambwekar, CTO of Qwikcilver is in conversation with Chitra where he shares his experiences around

  • His first exposure to engineering while witnessing his father building barges in shipyards
  • Writing software at TUL after his graduation from IIT Bombay
  • Working at Bell Labs and developing systems engineering understanding 
  • Being part of the supercomputer team at CDAC and enabling its power for actual use by other government agencies
  • Working at Verifone on digital payments software solutions
  • Customer empathy and customer relationship experiences
  • How he transitioned to management at Verifone and later managing a very large team at Sasken, along with his philosophy on management and leadership
  • Experiences and learning in his role as CTO, from managing delivery, to understanding different customer personas, scaling transactions and conceptualizing product features
  • A critical message on road safety through a foundation that he and his wife started and parents being role models
  • His 2 part message for aspiring software and technology engineers
  • Focus on the process to improve, your first competition is yourself
  • Being an entrepreneur or being an employee, an marriage analogy

As the CTO, Sanjay  leads the evolution of prepaid solutions at Qwikcilver, now merging into Pine Labs. Prior to this, his journey covers different domains across parallel computing (CDAC), payments (Verifone), wireless communications (Sasken) and digital storage (NetApp). He has a degree in EE from IIT Bombay, MS in CSE from NCSU, and a Diploma in Practicing Management from INSEAD.  

In the memory of their daughter, his wife and he run The Arundhati Foundation with the primary aim to improve road safety. 

Sanjay  loves swimming, and occasional sketching.

Sanjay’s LinkedIn profile

Social media handles related to The Arundhati Foundation : 

Twitter : @4stambwekar

Facebook :

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