Little did the Shatabdi express know about its contribution towards adding festivity and knowledge to minds at our Chennai, India location, was being joined by two great minds of our organization.
Yes, we are speaking of Santhosh Nair, vice president, Perficient.
Where do I start? He has more than 22 years of consulting experience in Oracle EPM, ERP, and BI. Santhosh has helped clients implement financial solutions helping them maximize value from their technology investments and is specialized in serving clients in financial services and retail to name a few.
And there was also Stuart Massey, principal. Stuart has more than two decades of experience in Oracle ERP and is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of a growing practice at Perficient that embraces modern technologies including Cloud-based solutions.
There’s a lot more to look forward to.
Santhosh and Stuart wanted to experience a train ride in India, where they took the Shatabdi express from Bangalore to Chennai. They arrived at Chennai Railway station and were met by our Area Vice President Prakash Chembai and Iyappan Rathina.
Afterward, they got a sneak peek of the Chennai marina and lighthouse on their way to the Westin in Velachery.
Calm Before the Storm
On a pleasant sunny Sunday morning, Santhosh and Stuart had an early start to Mahabalipuram with Prakash, Ranga, Ganapathy Raj, and Subbu. Mahabalipuram is known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The town has a collection of 7th and 8th-century Hindu religious monuments that have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Various beautiful archaeological Heritage sites at Mahabalipuram gave a good view of our history and culture, to Santhosh and Stuart. Afterward, a breezy lunch by the seaside with fresh catch from the ocean was the cherry on top of the cake.
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Perficient Towers-Chennai was ready to welcome them on their maiden visit. The stage was completely set.
February 6, 2023, Santhosh Nair & Stuart Massey were at our very own Perficient Towers in Chennai.
They collaborated with multiple teams involving our Talent Acquisition Team, HR Team, and Finance Team to know more about the operations of our Chennai location.
Multiple meetings with teams belonging to Santhosh’s and Stuart’s portfolios also took place at the tower. A formal meet with the Data solutions team and Oracle team was conducted. Several meetings followed including the Iron Mountain team, Evolve team, and other Oracle project teams did occur. The rest of the Perficient employees also benefited from their visit, as they had multiple floor walks and met with multiple project teams.
A delicious 45-course lunch prepared by 45 chefs (Perficient Chennai employees) at the 6th-floor Fine Dining at Perficient Towers.
February 6, 2023, will mark in Perficient-Chennai History. As the Chennai Towers witnessed the biggest gathering post-Covid event in the office. A welcome note by Kamini Chandar and traditional performances by Divya Murali and Sai Sethuraman graced the event. Afterward, the honorable guests, Santhosh and Stuart addressed the gathering and answered all questions and doubts about various business aspects. Prakash Chembai also delivered his motivational and insightful address. The gathering came to an end, with a vote of thanks by Manivel Jaganathan.
The day ended with a positive note and a light-hearted dinner with Influencers “Our Future” at Madras Race Club.
Fresh Start to a Fresh Day
Another day, a lot more accomplishments.
Santhosh, Prakash, Anurag, Prathap, Sunil, and Iyappan visited the Ford Global and Technology Business Centre at Sholinganallur to meet with visiting Ford Executives from the US and their India counterparts about opportunities that Perficient can deliver from the Chennai, India location.
In between meetings, Dan (GM of the CTW business unit) hosted a sumptuous lunch at his home.
Stuart continued his conversations with various Oracle folks at the office along with Manivel, Kundan, and Balu who manage the Oracle and Data solutions CoE at Perficient Chennai.
The final stop of their visit was a dinner with the Chennai Leadership team at Ramada Plaza, Chennai.
Overall, Santhosh and Stuart’s visit to our Chennai office has provided our colleagues with a much clearer perspective in terms of the Business and Growth for All concept.
Great Summary Nagashree – captures the hectic 3 days very well.
Nicely written Nagashree
Great summary Nagashree. Stuart and I had an incredible visit to our India offices and we wanted to thank our colleagues for hosting us so graciously. We had so many meaningful conversations with our teams that we left India more energized and committed to furthering our growth and partnership GLOBALLY!