Established in 1996, PiLog Group is a global group of independent companies, specializing in Quality Data and Digital Governance & Analytical solutions supporting multiple data domains in a variety of industries all over the globe. The PiLog solutions are state of the art, focused on creating a common business language and managing the rules for the creation of high-quality, multilingual terminology using Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence technologies & human-augmented algorithms for our customers who are eager to transform their businesses digitally. PiLog provides exclusive technical dictionaries, industrial libraries with content repositories that is the culmination of research, development, and execution over the past twenty years embedded into the platform of PiLog – Data Quality HUB or PiLog Cloud. All our methodologies, processes, solutions are compliant with international standards for delivering seamless systematic integration of content into various platforms, operational systems and ERPs such as SAP, S4 HANA, Oracle ERP Cloud, Maximo & MS Dynamics etc.
Dr. Imad A Syed, Board Member, Group CIO, and CEO of Middle East & APAC is currently at the helm of PiLog Group. He joined the organization in 2002 as a Systems Engineer and soon rose up to the ranks of Group CIO, CEO, and Board member. Dr. Imad Syed possesses a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. With the zeal to grow the organization, he has dedicated more than 100% by making many sacrifices in his professional and personal life. Dr. Imad Syed comes from a healthy knowledgeable and educational family who had supported him all these years. Due to his outstanding contributions in the area of Data & Analytics, the National American University, USA has honored him with Doctorate in Data Analytics.
Offering Diversified Solutions
According to Dr. Imad Syed, during the last two and half decades, PiLog has grown both organically and inorganically mostly with modular solutions and services around master data management. However, the organization has grown leaps and bounds with all the odds in order to build sustainable Business Technology HUB enabling master, meta, and transactional data modelling and quality complying with ISO 8000, ISO 22745, ISO 29001, ISO 14224, ISO 55000, etc.
Dr. Imad Syed also believes, today’s solutions are much more modular, flexible, scalable, interoperable and offer diversified solutions, processes, methodologies, a framework to provide value and optimize business processes in End-to-End Supply Chain, Business Partner Collaboration, Asset Life Cycle Management, Data Quality Management, Data Migration.
Making Solutions Efficient and Sustainable
When it comes to incorporating new innovations to make solutions much more efficient and sustainable, PiLog Group under the leadership of Dr. Imad Syed is planning to be a customer-centric organization with the best user experience. It is also planning to deliver agility and OOB solutions that cater to the majority of the demand, Seamless integration with all major ERPs and COTS products, informed analytics and decision making, Quality and Quantified data solutions.
Lastly, Dr. Imad Syed is also eyeing the evolution of the unified platform (PiLog Business Technology Platform), which is modular, scalable, flexible, and adaptable for master, metadata, and analytics processing.
Keeping Employees Happy
Motivating a large team of employees to be innovative and productive at work is not an easy task. So, Dr. Imad Syed believes in continual knowledge improvement, up-skilling & cross-skilling to conquer success. Also as an organization, PiLog promotes its employees on continual evaluation on a half-yearly basis, and its cross-functional role and responsibilities with a rotational policy make the employees innovative and productive while creating healthy competition amongst them.
Additionally, the exposure to various market demands and progression to new challenges and growth, alongside the long-term association plans and benefits PiLog makes sure that its employees are on their toes with great levels of innovation and productivity.
The Go-To Partner
Under the leadership of Dr. Imad Syed and the organization touched new heights, which improved the top-line and bottom-line multi-fold. It conceptualized and architected data and analytics products and services, developed and enabled delivery models that are best in the industry. During this time, PiLog also established, enabled, driven, and delivered KPIs and KRAs according to the organizational aspirations.
Tackling Challenges and Success
Dr. Imad Syed believes with a constant price war, the ability to convince the customers on quality vs. cost, and with multiple new players entering the market, things are getting a bit more challenging for the organization.
However, PiLog’s main motivator is to be grounded on its toes, and go that extra mile for clients to meet the dynamic demands and beat the competition with the agility and teamwork of PiLog. The teams of PiLog have exhibited a ‘never say die attitude’ all the time, which alongside technology, partnership, and confidence boost the organization’s journey.
When it comes to success, although the top-line and bottom-line are very pivotal for any business, at PiLog business value lies in; customer experience and longevity, employee progression and empowerment, market recognition as leaders.
Advice for Young Entrepreneurs and Future
When it comes to advising young and upcoming entrepreneurs, Dr. Imad Syed says, PiLog is currently eyeing a revenue of $50 million by the end of 2023, along with a 10% improvement in stakeholder’s value, 20% improvement in employee value and partnership, and lastly 20% improvement in customer value.