episode 447

AI Analytics with ThoughtSpot's Co-Founder

Ajeet Singh is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of ThoughtSpot, an organization revolutionizing analytics with search and AI. The company is focused on making the world more fact-driven through a better decision engine. Prior to founding ThoughtSpot, Ajeet co-founded Nutanix, which applied design thinking to simplify the data center. April 09, 2020

447: In this interview, Ajeet discusses the value of transparency within a company. In his time in Silicon Valley, Ajeet has noticed situations where there is a disconnect between how executives are thinking, what is happening in reality, and how much the board gets to know. However, Ajeet has built a culture with absolutely nothing to hide, as he notes. He has chosen to invite all the employees to board meetings because he claims that employees should know everything that is going on in the company. Further, he cites that this has given young engineers the opportunity to present to some of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley. We also discuss Ajeet’s goal for 10 unicorns to come out of ThoughtSpot, the benefits Ajeet gains from taking a personal off-site alone frequently to contemplate the company’s priorities, the partnerships ThoughtSpot has formed with a variety of different companies, and brainstorm new ideas, among other topics. 

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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