Interview with Yogita Tulsiani of iXceed Solutions

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Yogita Tulsiani

Yogita Tulsiani is the Co-founder and Director of iXceed Solutions, and is a dedicated individual with a persistent pursuit of excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and professional endeavors. Throughout her academic and career trajectory, she has garnered multiple awards and accolades.

Interview With The 2023 TITAN Women in Business Awards Winner – Yogita Tulsiani

1Please provide us with a brief bio of yourself.

I am Yogita Tulsiani, a passionate individual with a consistent drive for excellence in academics, extracurriculars, and my professional endeavors. Throughout my academic and career journey, I have earned numerous awards and accolades.

I began my educational journey at Holy Child School and pursued engineering at the esteemed Delhi Institute of Technology, now known as NSIT. Subsequently, I completed my MBA at the prestigious Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad.

Venturing into entrepreneurship, especially as the first female in my family to do so, was a challenging yet rewarding decision. With over a decade of experience in business development and consulting across the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and APAC, I have played a pivotal role in creating new business avenues.

My clientele spans various industries, including financial services, telecom, retail, information technology, and learning, with notable associations such as Genpact Headstrong and HP. In my current role as the Co-Founder and Director of iXceed, I have led global expansions with exponential revenue growth.

One notable challenge I faced was entering the recruitment industry without a specific background in it. Despite this, I chose this path to address observed gaps and issues. Recognizing the transformative impact of technology on the economy, I aimed to bridge the gap in the technology skill market. My journey involves creating valuable relationships for clients and candidates by providing efficient talent solutions.

I firmly believe in the significance of women's entrepreneurship. Encouraging women to enter traditionally male-dominated sectors, such as business, not only changes financial mindsets but also contributes to the economic value of the world. Female entrepreneurs play a crucial role in job creation, offering diverse solutions to management, organization, and business challenges, thereby creating new value in society.

2What is your role in the company?
My current role as the Co-Founder and Director of iXceed Solutions has been a culmination of various roles in my career. I have undertaken global expansions with exponential revenue growth!
3Please tell us more about your organization.

iXceed Solutions is a well-established end-to-end talent, enterprise services, and digital solutions provider to Fortune 500 companies globally. We are committed to consistently exceeding the expectations of our customers and candidates.

Our primary focus is on delivering top talent, digital solutions, and enterprise services in the technology, IT consulting, and engineering consulting domains across various industries. As an European Talent Solutions provider in the digital transformation space, we have solidified our position. Our recruitment solutions, powered by Artificial Intelligence, ensure a best-in-class experience for both clients and candidates.

4Describe the industry your organization is specialized in, as well as its main characteristics.

iXceed Solutions is a leading talent and digital solutions provider to Fortune 500 companies globally, focussing on Technology, IT Consulting, and Engineering Consulting domains. We have reinforced our position as a European service provider in the Digital Transformation talent market. We specialize in talent services, managed talent solutions, digital marketing solutions, and enterprise services.

Our expertise in Enterprise Solutions spans AI, Machine Learning, RPA, BPM, and Automation Testing. Our services encompass Talent Services, Managed Talent Solutions, Digital Marketing Services, and Enterprise Solutions. We have decades of experience in supporting our clients on their Talent needs and Digital Transformation projects by complimenting their expertise.

Over the past decade, iXceed's services have played a pivotal role in the development and launch of over 450 projects, products, and services for more than 200 organizations, spanning various geographical segments. While our primary market remains the United Kingdom and Europe, we have significantly expanded our presence in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and the United States. To accommodate our growing client base, we've established multiple delivery centers in India and expanded our operations in Warsaw, Poland. This expansion complements our existing global footprint in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, with our headquarters situated in London, UK.

We continuously innovate our processes, employing cutting-edge technology and toolsets to enhance efficiency and provide faster, superior service to our clients. Our Artificial Intelligence-based recruitment solutions deliver a best-in-class experience for both clients and candidates. Clients have entrusted us to build and outsource top-notch recruitment processes for their organizations. We are dedicated to bringing technology and talent together, providing our clients with a competitive advantage. Additionally, our digital marketing solutions assist clients in elevating their brand equity to meet their business growth goals.

5Congratulations! As the winner of the TITAN Women In Business Awards, what does it mean for you and your team to receive this distinction?

It was truly delightful to learn that I won the Gold Award in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the TITAN Women in Business Awards. This esteemed recognition comes from one of the world's most prestigious awards where I competed against outstanding entrepreneurs and notable global organizations in high-growth businesses from over 50 countries across the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the globe!

Proud and honoured for the TITAN Women in Business Awards for empowering the recruitment industry with new AI technology to fulfill millions of dreams across the globe. This means a lot to us as a team. Thank you for recognizing our work across the world!

6How has winning an international award help promote your organization?
This has not only boosted our confidence in our work but also brought recognition to the services we provide globally, consistently exceeding expectations. This global prestigious award places us one step ahead. Thank you for choosing and recognizing us on a global scale
7What are the challenges of developing / marketing your winning entry(ies)?

Thank you for introducing the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category to the TITAN Women in Business Awards. When we learned about this category, we decided to give it a shot. Honestly, our achievements today are the result of hard work, dedication, efforts, and countless sleepless nights from both me and my team.

I started my journey in this industry because of the gaps and issues I observed. I realized that technology is reshaping the economy since major players in every industry bank heavily on technology for not only automation but also to introduce process efficiencies and create innovations. There was a massive gap in the technology skill market. People were not getting the right jobs as per their skillset and ability.

Witnessing such a state of affairs, I decided to create valuable relationships for clients and candidates by offering efficient talent solutions. My goal was to contribute positively to the ecosystem, generate employment, and make a meaningful impact on people's lives. We ensure that every question in the context of our work is addressed, meeting the talent needs of our clients and fulfilling the dreams of our candidates globally.

8As a business owner, please tell us more about your ideation process.

I've always wanted to work for myself because I appreciate creativity, value freedom, and have a desire to explore new things. The challenges that come with entrepreneurship and the joy of success greatly appeal to me. I am passionate about creating value in the ecosystem, generating employment, and positively impacting people’s lives.

I have always aspired to make a meaningful impact and have been captivated by the success stories of accomplished entrepreneurs. It's truly fascinating how one can build something from scratch and turn it into an empire. Achieving this requires a blend of courage, planning, perseverance, hard work, teamwork, and effective strategy and execution skills.

9What is your own definition of a successful team / organization / business?

A culture of growth, freedom, fairness and success.

Employees get exposure to global clients and the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. We take employee success seriously and are committed to doing everything possible to help them achieve their goals.

At iXceed, we have created an environment where employees can share their opinions and ideas. Open door policy has been implemented to ensure that every employee, irrespective of the designation, can approach the leadership without hesitation at any time. The company also offers numerous training opportunities and emphasis on up-skilling and training of its employees. The atmosphere is very competitive and focuses on healthy competition, which results in everyone’s growth and development.

10What led you / your organization to become successful within the industry you are currently in?

Our vision is to create value for human ecosystem by providing innovative talent solutions and to help our clients get the best out of their brand using our best-in class AI technology recruitment tool to recruit talents globally.

Our core values, which underpin our vision, are excellence, integrity, growth and giving back to the community. As a leading talent solutions provider, we comprehend the industry's needs and deliver high-quality, cost-effective talent solutions. These solutions primarily aim to connect talent with global opportunities. Customer-centricity lies at the heart of our business. We thoroughly understand our customers' requirements, pain points, and gain areas, adapting our solutions accordingly.

11How has the country, you are based in, helped move your industry forward?

The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic technology has become a global phenomenon. We consider it a great fortune to have our headquarters in the United Kingdom, not only one of the world's most innovative countries but also a leader in artificial intelligence progress.

Recently, the United Kingdom was ranked third globally for private investment in AI companies, following the United States and China. Our success is attributed to the conducive atmosphere, and the government's enthusiastic support of the recruitment industry and AI has been a significant factor in attracting thousands of applicants from the United Kingdom, the European Union, and other parts of the world.

12What have you found to be a hindering factor, for your business, during the entire course of the pandemic, and how did you overcome that hinderance?

Every company faces numerous challenges in building its reputation. Similarly, iXceed has confronted challenges such as managing global delivery and operations in different geographies across various time zones. Staying ahead of market competitors and adopting the latest technology to gain a competitive edge are crucial focuses.

Additionally, the impact of Covid-19 has affected every organization and sector. Businesses are grappling with the pandemic's consequences, and HR cannot remain unaffected. Organizations are interconnected ecosystems, and aspects like maintaining organizational culture, acquiring and retaining talent, and engaging a remote workforce have become critical concerns for HR professionals.

Strategies we've adopted include:

- Investing in R&D: Introducing new lines of business focused on digital solutions.

- Utilizing new-age technologies like AI and ML to build sustainable business practices.

- Implementing AI-based talent solutions, revolutionizing the recruitment industry.

- Streamlining processes and ensuring robust delivery.

- Maintaining a culture of customer and employee centricity.

13What are the current trends in the business industry that you are most excited about?
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and digitization are all hot topics in the recruitment sector these days. We are a proud leading talent solutions, RPO, and digital services provider that has consistently increased our headcount across the globe and hired tech talent in accordance with client demand and specifications utilizing our best-in-class AI recruitment tool despite challenging market conditions.
14What resources would you recommend to someone who is searching to improve their business prospects and organizational success?
In this digital era, social media are a great example, also websites, supporting websites, documents, key metrics, data analytics, statistics etc and not to forget the employees, work culture, their experiences are the great example to improve the success.
15Where do you see the evolution of the overall business industry in the next 5-10 years?

We are continuously growing and exceeding expectations. We believe in the present and plan according to the current scenario. Undoubtedly, we have thrived despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 and remain ready for future challenges.

a. Over the next few years, we have ambitious plans for iXceed. This includes expanding into new geographies such as the Middle East and the United States along with enhancing the growth of two new service lines – digital marketing and enterprise services.

b. Our focus extends to creating a better ecosystem for employees, aiming to boost their growth and add value to their professional journey.

c. Our goal is to achieve a 40% year-over-year revenue growth and become the employer of choice across Europe and the Asia Pacific. In conclusion, we are dedicated to growing our global customer base.

d. Our mission is to create valuable relationships for businesses and individuals by providing efficient talent solutions.

e. We aim to connect talent with global opportunities.

f. Expanding our footprints in the Americas and further in the Asia Pacific region is part of our strategy. We have recently commenced operations in the Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern markets as well.

16Who inspired you in your life, and why?

I draw a lot of inspiration from Indira Nooyi as she is my role model.

My mother stands as my greatest source of inspiration. Confronting numerous hardships while raising us in challenging circumstances, she consistently instilled in us the values of strength, self-belief, and the importance of hard work. Her guidance was simple yet profound—be resilient, have faith in our efforts, and entrust the rest to destiny. It is from her that I learned the art of working tirelessly towards my goals.

17What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?

There is no age limit to being an entrepreneur. All you need is to believe in the dream you've envisioned and do whatever it takes to make it happen. Having confidence in yourself, especially when others might dismiss your dreams as mere fairy tales, is crucial. This is precisely what I believe in. Freedom from prejudices, biases, fear, and inhibitions is essential. Giving back to society holds great importance.

I would like to end with my favourite quote by Rumi (13th-century Persian poet).

“It’s your road and yours alone, others may walk it with you but no one can walk it for you”.

Winning Entry

Yogita Tulsiani, Director and Co-Founder of iXceed Solutions | 2023

iXceed Solutions is a renowned provider of Talent, Enterprise Services, and Digital solutions to global Fortune 500 ...
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Yogita Tulsiani

iXceed Solutions

Yogita Tulsiani is the Co-founder and Director of iXceed Solutions, is a dedicated individual with a persistent pursuit of excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and professional endeavors. Throughout her academic and career trajectory, she has garnered multiple awards and accolades.

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