The little cozy town of Belagavi has its own little stars who shine by themselves and make a wallop in their sector. Here is the story of two such persons from Belagavi who have now made it big in the United Kingdom.
Praveen Karadiguddi is the CEO and co-founder Scrumconnect Consulting and has been nominated in The LDC UK Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders 2020. The list celebrates leaders who have defied the odds in the face of extreme adversity of Covid-19.
While their CFO and cofounder Shilpa Kaluti has been shortlisted for UK SME National awards Business Woman of the Year 2020.
Praveen Karadiguddi and Shilpa Kaluti are born and brought from Belagavi, and both completed their schooling from St Xaviers High school Belagavi and engineering from KLE engineering college Belagavi. Praveen later did an MBA from Imperial College London.
Scrumconnect Consulting is an agile software development consultancy in UK
few of commendable achievements –
-Nominated for this years University of Cambridge Judge Business School High Growth Business of the Year for growing 100% during last 6 months of Covid
-Tech consultancy of the year award 2019- House of commons UK
Speaking to AAB, Praveen said, with over 200 people working for us in the UK, The digital services we have built is touching around 40% of the UK. We are working Major UK public sector departments DWP, the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Passport office, Homeoffice etc. During Covid we rapidly built Digital services for the UK govt that paid for self isolating pensioners and working Brexit projects.
The UK government’s digital transformation in the words of internet guru Tim O’Reilly, is ‘the bible that all open government should follow’. It is leading the digital transformation of government and one of the key factors is that it is open in tendering and awarding based on merit and so has created a platform for firms like us to flourish. I would love for Indian government to embrace a similar digital transformation for public sector services with citizens’ needs at the heart of it.
Our next BHAG(Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is to reach 400 people in 18 months. In the last year we hired around 35 people from India to work for us in the UK. Check out open roles https://www.scrumconnect.com/jobs
We are currently working on a big impact on key national infrastructure projects in the UK government.● Building Digital Services for Department of Work and pensions -DWP accessed by over 18mn UK citizens and paying around 5-6bn combined amount to a wide range of citizens to transform the citizen’s digital journey for pre-retirement, state pension, pension credit, bereavement and care)● Working on Digital services that enable the Ministry of Justice- criminal justice system – CJS and agencies be more efficient and deliver a better service. For the first time UK history, the criminal case information will be kept together in one place.● Working on key services in Her Majesty’s Passport Office-passports UK 4. Working on services Apply for help arranging child maintenance Service – dealing with vulnerable users● Working with Homeoffice and DEFRA on the Brexit projects● Helping Department of Education on part of Data Science services
Praveen Karadiguddi, CEO & CO-FOUNDER says I started Scrumconnect with the vision of getting talented people on board and to never compromise on the quality of our people, support our people and create an environment for them to thrive and deliver valuable outcomes for our client.
Shilpa Kaluti, CFO & CO-FOUNDER says I come from a computer science engineering background. We have grown at a tremendous pace of 100% last year with all people based in the UK.