PI Window on Business Presents “Emerging Giants: The New Titans of the SaaS World” (GUEST PROFILE, ANURAG DIXIT – ZYCUS INC.)

Posted on June 12, 2009


As part of our June 25th segment “Emerging Giants; The New Titans of the SaaS World,” we will be featuring senior executives from four of these future “Titans,” highlighting why their organizations are unique, capable and well positioned to reverse the trend of failed initiatives associated with the traditional licensing model vendors.

Joining me on June 25th to discuss their take on this changing of the guard are Anurag Dixit, Vice President, Marketing (Zycus), Steve Wargalla, Vice President, Foundation & Managing Director (QStrat), Rob Bernshteyn, Chief Executive Officer (Coupa) and Leonora Valvo (etouches).

This week we feature Anurag Dixit from Zycus Inc.

Anurag Dixit has over a decade of experience in purchasing, supply chain and asset management across the global IT industry.  As a leading expert on automated spend management, Anurag helps Global 1000 companies implement best practices in their organizations that drive maximum user adoption, reduced cycle time and sustainable savings.  He is currently responsible for global marketing for Zycus.  Anurag earned a Bachelor’s degree in Technology in Mettallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India.

Anurag Dixit, Zycus Inc.

Anurag Dixit, Zycus Inc.

Here is the link to the first Procurement Insights profile article on Zycus titled “Doing What Comes Naturally: Accessing Zycus Spend Management Innovation Through A Simplified and Practical User Interface” that was published on October 23rd, 2008.


 NOTE: This is the first in our “Titans” series of broadcasts.

PI Window on Business Special “21st Century Leadership: An Evolutionary Profile

A recent “Trend Watchers” article from the Canadian Management Center (an AMA affiliate) proclaimed that “the major building blocks of management science have been shattered over the last decade.”  The article went on to state that, “Traditional models are not bad – they just don’t work anymore.  Every model we learned about business has been challenged.  The proposed replacement models cannot be validated.  Therefore every model is suspect.”

Citing that “These foundation blocks include leadership theories, concepts, and applications,” the article concluded that the leadership principles that were referenced at the turn of the 20th Century will not work when applied directly to 21st Century conditions.  So what does the 21st Century business leader look like?  What attributes will he or she have to possess to navigate the complicated waters of a globalized marketplace?

Joining me to shed some light on this very relevant and highly important question is critically acclaimed author Bill McAneny, whose book “Frankenstein’s Manager: Leadership’s Missing Links” is a seminal work in providing executives with an understanding of the obstacles to becoming a successful leader.  We are also happy to welcome best-selling author Dr. Gabriela Cora, MD, FAPA, MBA, whose book “Leading Under Pressure,” has made her a regular guest and key resource for CNN, FOX, NBC, Lifetime television, the New York Times, Forbes, and Business Week.  Also joining us will be Merydith Willoughby whose latest book (Sex in the Boardroom) provides a systems approach to leadership development.  Finally, we welcome Forrest Breyfogle III whose 4-book series on the Integrated Enterprise Excellence System (IEE: Beyond Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard) enables and empowers executives to take a holistic view of their enterprise, and better prepares them for the challenges of the 21st Century business world.