Sai Gundavelli is the CEO of Solix Technologies, a Sunnyvale, CA based provider of enterprise data management solutions. Gundavelli, an angel investor and entrepreneur started Solix in 1995 on the principle that eighty percent of the data on an enterprises’ system is active only twenty percent of the time. Solix has offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Prior to founding Solix technologies, Gundavelli spearheaded several strategic initiatives and managed key product portfolios of technology leaders like CISCO Systems, Arix Corp. and Modular Integrated Systems. Gundavelli holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Solix started in Enterprise Application Services. When Enterprise Application Services started evaporating in the early months of 2001, they needed to quickly reset our direction. They identified a new space—Enterprise Data Management—that was product-based rather than services-based. Traditionally, building a product company requires a different culture compared to a services company and you seldom see one company doing both. It required a lot of leadership from Solix team to accomplish that, and they did.
You can read his article on Leadership in Silicon India, Sept 12th issue. Link is provided below: