Sameer Maroor plans to add momentum to the Iris growth engine with value-added initiatives on the back of domain experience and technology innovation.
Sameer Maroor has joined
Iris to head Financial Services Sales for the company. An IIM, Ahmedabad alumni,
he has over 20 years of experience in the IT services industry. Prior to
joining Iris, he has had a very successful career at Hexaware Technologies
building up the Banking and Financial Services (BFS) business. Sameer has
extensive experience in the financial services domain, leading sales, Client
engagement and management, go-to-market strategies, alliances & analyst and
What are you most excited about Iris'?
I've had the pleasure of
interacting with key management personnel and some exciting individuals. I see
the passion, the dedication and teamwork and am keen to be part of that at
Iris stands on a strong
foundation - deep client relationships built with laser-sharp focus on speed
and quality of execution in select areas of competence. We now seek to expand
our footprint with our customer base by leveraging the cross-sell opportunities
that are available, on the back of deep domain and technology experience built
over the years.
What have you found different in Iris?
In my opinion, what
differentiates us is the focus on new application development and
transformation (popularly known as "change the bank" or CTB) initiatives, with high quality, experienced talent onshore and offshore. Iris has excelled in setting up several pods of 10-12 member-teams in an agile environment and operating at high levels of speed and performance. Iris associates have the necessary domain experience and technology expertise required to contribute equally thus delivering a higher level of productivity and quality. This is one of the key reasons why our Financial Services revenues have grown at a rate of almost 23% per annum over the last 4 years.
So, how do you intend to build on these strengths?
As we head to our next
phase of growth, I am looking for Iris to drive a high degree of value-based
initiatives on the back of technology innovation and domain expertise and make
the client experience with us, "industrial". Iris has deep strengths in
- Trade Management
- Asset & Wealth Management
- Commercial Banking &
- Risk, AML and Compliance.
Iris has crafted solutions
in these domains, leveraging its strength in technology innovation areas such
as data sciences, automation and cloud, addressing immediate needs of our Clients,
thus enabling us to cross-sell as well as on-board new Clients. We are fortifying our areas of focus by
making additional investments in crafting solutions that solve business
We are expanding our
capabilities in "cloud" so that we can help our Clients either move their
applications to cloud or build cloud ready/native applications and adopt a
cloud strategy at-scale. Iris has built solutions that enable Clients to build
a vendor-agnostic cloud big-data strategy, namely, a data-ingestion layer and a
ML based data-catalog solution.
I believe the strategy we have
adopted will help us double our size from 2000 associates presently to 4000+
associates globally in 3-4 years timeframe.
This is the IRIS 2.0 that
we are collectively aiming to build!
Iris Software is a
professional software services organization serving Clients in the USA, Canada
and India for over 25 years. Iris focusses on developing ready-to-deploy
Custom-Off-The-Shelf solutions, Application Software development services, as
well as services towards the maintenance, testing, integration and support of
Iris services the
information technology requirements of companies ranging from the Fortune 100
to medium-sized firms by utilizing specialized domain knowledge, best-of-breed
technologies, rapidly deployable proprietary frameworks/solutions and flexible
engagement models. Iris provides thought leadership to solve business problems
creatively by conceptualizing and delivering uncommon solutions, leveraging
existing technologies and new computing paradigms such as Digital
Transformation, ML, Analytics and Insights, Cloud Computing and Process
Automation. Iris continually innovates to accelerate outcomes such as
time-to-market, lower costs, ease of maintenance and reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Iris's core strengths of software engineering best practices enables it to deliver high-quality solutions consistently.