Sun, 24 January 2021
I have always been fascinated with the saying ‘The Change is inevitable’ which is reflected in the IT industry – it’s never stagnant and changes rapidly every day with new technologies and innovations that make life easier,”
The Kingdom of Bahrain is emerging as a regional leader in digital transformation having recognised the importance of technology in reinforcing its economic growth, jobs creation, and human development. Harshvardhan Kumar, the CEO of Avisys Services - a rapidly-growing Consulting, IT System Integration and solutions organisation, located in India and Bahrain, strongly believes that IT companies should choose Bahrain as a hub.
“This is due to its availability of talent, cost competitiveness, ownership structure and market access to the GCC region. With its developed ICT infrastructure, tech-savvy population and business-friendly ecosystem, Bahrain has much to offer to this industry.,” says Mr. Kumar who possesses a wealth of knowledge and over twenty years of experience in the IT industry.
Mr. Kumar’s illustrious career includes a multitude of leadership roles at top organisations including Hewitt, Accenture and Tech Mahindra. “My overall experience has given me the vision to make Avisys Services a niche organisation – to cater technological solutions across Telecom BSS/OSS solution, CRM, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence,” he says.
The company, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, has a rich pool of techno-functional experts and has been identified as one of the fastest growing tech companies. “Bahrain is not new to me. I was here during the design, development and implementation of Viva Telecom which is now known as STC. Avisys Services started with small engagement in this account, but our deliverables and resulting confidence of STC’s management ensured steady growth in the account size. Today, we manage their entire IT stack including application development, infrastructure, managed services and digital transformations,” he says.
“During our first year, we secured clients across multiple countries in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions,” he states.
The Avisys Services team possesses a variety of skills including Domain Expertise in Telecom, BFSI, Smart City, Port Management etc. This is in addition to a strong team for Business Consulting, Solution Implementation and Managed Services. “Bahrain has ample qualified people in the IT sector since it is among the high-standard education providers in the GCC with a better Human Capital Index. Hence, we have significant Bahraini talents working with us who are doing extremely well,” he says.
“Our team has an exponential IT skill set, also looking into the technological wave with Cloud traffic, business services outsourcing, cybersecurity, digital entertainment, gaming, and e-commerce,” he adds.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, IT solutions have proved to be instrumental in the business continuity and sustained growth of a wide range of industries. “We as an organization can ensure the best quality services and the employment to the best with strong market conditions created by high mobile penetration, the roll-out of commercial 5G and Bahrain’s business-friendly regulatory environment,” he says.
Moving forward, the company intends to cater to other industry sectors including government, banking, insurance, manufacturing, logistics and healthcare. “We might not have a rich history to talk about, but we definitely have a bright future ahead of us,” he says.