INDUS - Thriving on Diversity and Mentoring
Proud to be an American
Washington, DC: We all can learn a lot from Shiv Krishnan. He arrived here from Madras, India in 1979, and in 1991 he started INDUS which has emerged as an information technology leader, especially in database management, data warehousing, data mining, security, dynamic web development and, of course, Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The company has 500 employees and many clients including the US Department of Transportation.
We see this story over and over again on this show. They come to America with nothing; they get jobs, and save money to invest in starting a business. Then, they go for it. Their safety net is the knowledge and confidence that they can always go back and get another job. It is not easy... but that's America.
They put all their resources and all their dreams on the table just to create this special something, "my business." With sacrifice and struggle, all things are possible.
The USA is a beacon to the world to adopt an entrepreneurial vision. Starting a business is part of our rich heritage. We meet a person who is open to learning from everyone and he empowers that same attitude among his employees, his suppliers, and his customers. He mentors people and he is always open to being mentored. INDUS is part of SAIC's Mentor-Protégé program which has helped it to grow in the right direction.
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