Shashank DIXIT – CEO, Deskera
Singapore-based entrepreneur and innovator Shashank Dixit is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer Deskera.
As one of Asia’s leading fully-integrated software solutions company, Deskera harnesses the power of the cloud to streamline an entire business’ operations, giving small Businesses all the tools they need to run their business with complete ease.
Shashank grew up in India, and developed a powerful passion for business technology while studying at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, one of the country’s leading universities. During this time, Shashank built the foundations of Deskera in his dormitory with a simple but powerful vision: “To empower the digitisation of SMEs and help them run their businesses with ease.”
Upon graduation, Shashank brought his vision to life by founding Deskera and launching its first product across Asia in 2008 – a cloud-based ERP software designed for accounting and inventory. The first of its kind product enabled businesses to access business operations anytime, anywhere, and quickly became popular across the region.
The company has expanded rapidly in the last 10 years and today has more than 400 employees across 10 countries, including Singapore (company headquarters), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, and the United States.
As the region’s up and coming thought-leader, Shashank has won several accolades, including winner of ‘2018 Outstanding CEO of the year’ and ‘Executive of the year–Technology 2018’. Among of Southeast Asia’s top 30 tech start-up founders, his story has been covered in leading print and broadcast outlets around the world, including CNBC, Channel News Asia, Economic Times, and Tech in Asia, among others. Shashank has also shared his experiences at some of the world’s biggest technology conferences, including RISE, Collision, Wild Digital, and many more.
Aside from his leadership qualities, Shashank is also passionate at mentoring to propel other SMEs to greater success, and spends time counseling other start-ups on their business strategies.
Outside of his busy schedule at Deskera, Shashank serves as an advisor and donor to the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), a self-help group that works to uplift the Singapore Indian Community.
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