Romesh Wadhwani – A new kind of entrepreneur
Posted by g.e. on July 21, 2006
If i have to single out one personality in the indian IT space most amusing to me, it would be Romesh Wadhwani, the founder of Symphony Technology Group
– i used to be very thrilled by what companies such as Safeguard Scientifics are doing. To see an Indian do that was, i should say, nothing less than ecstatic for me.
– and what his earlier company Aspect Development was doing in the mid ’90s – and which i am tempted to describe as a sort of Engineer’s Wikipaedia (think 3D) – was way way kewl. And to think that he sold it at the heights of the boom years (in 1999) for $9+bn (to i2 Technologies) when his company still had virtually no competitors in its space.
Elsewhere i see him noted as:
In addition to starting Symphony, Wadhwani founded Aspect Development Inc., a developer of business e-commerce software, in 1997. He served as chairman and CEO of the company until 1999 when it was purchased by i2 Technologies. He remains a member of the i2 Technologies board of directors.
He previously served as chairman and CEO of Cimflex Teknowledge Corp., a company specializing in products and systems for computer-integrated manufacturing. Wadhwani has a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute Technology, Bombay, and a master’s degree and doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.