Ashok Soota and (inset) a grab from the Happiest Minds web page
Ashok Soota announces new IT venture for Happiest Minds

Indian Infotech veteran, Ashok Soota celebrated his mother’s 94th birthday on Tuesday by announcing his new business venture—an IT and product services company. Characteristically, he has named it “Happiest Minds Technologies” and as a blurb on its website says, it is “founded with the  objective of creating the happiest customers and the happiest employees”.

“I envision Happiest Minds to become the fastest IT services firm from India, to achieve US 100 million dollars in revenue”, Soota explains, “ We aim to be a full services firm with global presence.” The company will have six lines of businesses, namely IT Services, R&D Services, Product Engineering Services, Remote Infrastructure Management, Testing and Consulting. Happiest Minds will focus on new emerging technologies such as Cloud, Social CRM, Unified Communications, Mobility, Business Intelligence & Analytics”. It will open offices in various cities of the USA, Continental Europe, UK, Japan, Singapore and India.

For the Wipro Technologies veteran who went on to co-found product company, MindTree, just over a decade ago, this will be a third significant professional shift – and typical of the man who has placed ethical business and a harmonious work place at the epicentre of all his operations.

Happiest Minds is inviting any individual or institution to create a visual identity and has launched a logo contest.
The new venture will be funded by Soota and un named venture capitalists. – and is said to be planning for customer delivery withn 5 months.  
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April 6 2011