VIDEO | Orion Governance CEO: Everything Else Fails Without an Automated Mechanism

VIDEO | Orion Governance CEO: Everything Else Fails Without an Automated Mechanism

(US and Canada) Ramesh Shurma, CEO, Orion Governance, speaks with Derek Strauss, Chairman, Gavroshe, about his company's background, the challenges CEOs face, the strategy needed to run a company successfully, and the key to achieving automation.

Shurma shares that he founded Orion Governance in 2017 with many years of work experience in the data and analytics space. He recalls leading the migration effort of a successful company from a legacy system. With 10 months to migrate, it was a big challenge since no one in the enterprise understood the flow of information, he adds. This revelation led to the idea of building Orion Governance, and building an automated and transparent product with velocity, Shurma says.

Next, Shurma discusses modernization as one of the challenges CEOs face. Upgrading systems, reducing costs, improving performance, and being compliant are some of the elements he mentions. Shurma states that an enterprise is a collection of silos that do not talk to each other. The job of a CEO, he maintains, is to try and bring them together to collaborate in a meaningful way.

Shurma mentions that the pandemic has forced them to examine many theoretical concepts. He points out that a 70-80% failure rate is not acceptable in a time when companies need to prove the worth of money spent.

According to Shurma, everything else fails if a company relies on human capital without having an automated mechanism to discover and understand the happenings within the enterprise. Post pandemic, it has been challenging to bring people into offices, he says, and the only way to solve the problem is by investing in automation.

Shurma affirms that core to all the problems CEOs face concerning application modernization, regulatory compliance, or real-time information access is lack of automation.

The key to achieving automation is to use existing technology within the enterprise in combination with new technology to create the map needed, Shurma says. He refers to this approach as the road less traveled.

Shurma points out that numerous companies address the data management issue in a top-down manner, which is conceptual and not grounded in reality. He concludes that the key is to build the knowledge map of an enterprise from the bottom up.

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