35 min

Career Spotlight on Prasanna Nagar - Secrets to Success in Data and being a Startup Co-Founder The Spotlight Series - Don’t just survive, thrive!

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Prasanna Nagar worked at Commonwealth Bank for 6 years as the Executive Manager for Customer Engagement and Decision Science.  For the past few years, he has co-founded a start up called Zivora.  Today we are going to talk about the secrets to his success in his data career as well as the challenges and benefits of co-founding a startup.

We talk about Prasanna's thrill for problem solving and how working with smart mentors & leaders have been the highlight of his career. We talk about the challenges of applying theories in the real business world. Prasanna believes that his curiosity to try new things and his eagerness to learn is the secret to his success.

Prasanna and I also talk about the challenges of finding the right people & what he looks for when building his team. He prefers to consider the whole person and not just their skills. His advice is to not underestimate their potential and they will outperform your expectations.

Prasanna is candid about the mistakes he made with his startup & how it was hard transitioning from the corporate world where there are solid processes & support in place. He discusses the importance of having trust in his team & the freedom to really think about solutions.

Links
Prasanna LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/prasanna-nagar/
Website - http://www.zivora.co/
JJP Talent Solutions website - https://jjptalent.com.au/
Spotlight on Software Development YouTube series - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnOgXovhfFeggMrOkBWCAQ
Nicola LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolachristinasteel/

Prasanna Nagar worked at Commonwealth Bank for 6 years as the Executive Manager for Customer Engagement and Decision Science.  For the past few years, he has co-founded a start up called Zivora.  Today we are going to talk about the secrets to his success in his data career as well as the challenges and benefits of co-founding a startup.

We talk about Prasanna's thrill for problem solving and how working with smart mentors & leaders have been the highlight of his career. We talk about the challenges of applying theories in the real business world. Prasanna believes that his curiosity to try new things and his eagerness to learn is the secret to his success.

Prasanna and I also talk about the challenges of finding the right people & what he looks for when building his team. He prefers to consider the whole person and not just their skills. His advice is to not underestimate their potential and they will outperform your expectations.

Prasanna is candid about the mistakes he made with his startup & how it was hard transitioning from the corporate world where there are solid processes & support in place. He discusses the importance of having trust in his team & the freedom to really think about solutions.

Links
Prasanna LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/prasanna-nagar/
Website - http://www.zivora.co/
JJP Talent Solutions website - https://jjptalent.com.au/
Spotlight on Software Development YouTube series - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnOgXovhfFeggMrOkBWCAQ
Nicola LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolachristinasteel/

35 min