Interview with KCS Technologies Inc’s CEO Venkata Kiran Amruthavaakkula
We are delighted to present you with one more interview. And this time we got to interact with Venkata Kiran Amruthavaakkula, the CEO of KCS Technologies Inc. a division of Kapil Group – A conglomerate of 40 companies. Kiran, who is an easy-going person by nature, and is famously known for his Crisis Management capabilities, Problem Solving and Strategic initiatives. He is always open to new ideas. Kiran is a great leader, motivator, storyteller and team builder, who always inspires people around him to push their limits by sharing stories from his experience backed with convincing data.
So we thought why only a few should be inspired by Venkata Kiran, why not we all get some inspiration from him to move ahead in life. Here is an interview…..
HELLO VENKATA KIRAN, IT’S AN HONOR TO INTERACT WITH YOU AND WE ARE SURE OUR READERS WOULD BE ABLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND GET INSPIRED BY YOUR STORY. WE LEARNT THAT A YEAR AGO YOU JOINED KCS TECHNOLOGIES INC. SO WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY SO FAR AT KCS?
Yes, It’s been one year with KCS Technologies. My experience has been great here so far. I am hopeful that I will be able to help this company grow realistically in a fast phase. I am hopeful KCS is going to be one of the finest software companies in the world.
YOU ARE ALSO KNOWN AS PROBLEM SOLVER & CRISIS MANAGER… WELL, EVERYBODY FACES DISAPPOINTMENTS IN SOME OR OTHER WAY, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CAREER DISAPPOINTMENT? AND WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM IT?
Its been more than two decades that I am working. For me, every setback is like a chance to evaluate and come back. I won’t use the word ‘disappointment’, but yes, there have been times when things happen not in the way you expect or so. But I am a doer and a believer. So, I learn from them to work better next time, and the industry knows me as one of the best problem solver and crisis manager.
WE ALL KNOW THAT WITH AUTHORITY COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY, HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOURSELF FOR ALL THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES, AND HOW DOES IT IMPACT YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE?
When you enjoy your work, the passion in you takes the front seat. I enjoy my work seriously and passionately that it never feels like the pressure of any responsibility. No doubt, you have to work hard and stay focused. Yes, it is important and tough to balance a personal and professional life, but then, I let them separate always. That helps me to focus on where I am.
CHANGE IS ONLY CONSTANT, WE ALL KNOW THAT, AND THE CORPORATE WORLD IS THE EVER-CHANGING WORLD FOR THAT MATTER. WHAT DO YOU THINK A PERSON SHOULD DO TO PREPARE HIMSELF/HERSELF FOR MAJOR INDUSTRY OR COMPANY CHANGES?
Change is the only way to develop, I strongly believe. You have to think ahead. By keeping your feet in the present, you also need to be aware of what kind of changes happening in the world: technology advancement, AI updates, industrial changes, environmental policies etc. We have to be well-guided.
LASTLY, WE WOULD WANT TO KNOW BESIDES HEADING A SOFTWARE COMPANY, WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT YOU ENJOY DOING?
I love reading biographies of successful people, business books, self-help books and technology books. Reading journals is another important part of my life. Also, I prefer reading editorials a lot. These are the things I really enjoy doing, and I like to participate in games and sports. & also I like long drives & visiting new places in my vacation time.