Name: Pavana Jain
Business: SHIFTMobility , all in-one platform for the auto-industry
Industry: Technology & Telecommunications
Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Reason for starting: Cloud computing, machine-device communications, artificial intelligence and connected car networks are revolutionizing the auto industry. These technological innovations are progressing at an accelerated rate, causing a fundamental shift in the way businesses operate, engage with each other and transact — and creating new business models that are very disruptive. This is an interesting time to be in this industry.
At SHIFTMobility, we want to make it easy for the cars to connect with smart devices and communicate their repair needs with service centers, auto-parts distributors and manufacturers from anywhere and anytime. We then want to ensure everyone who takes care of the car is prepared to do what’s needed in the quickest time possible, while ensuring the network delivers scale, efficiency and savings to all participants.
How do you define success? Success to me is to have the courage to fundamentally change the way we do things around us, embracing possibility towards a better life and achieve real world impact.
Biggest Success: SHIFTMobility’s All-In-One Platform brings ideas to life for the automotive industry. The tremendous response we see in the marketplace is a validation of our vision. Pioneering technologies, our resolve is to continuously deliver the most innovative solutions to the automotive aftermarket constituents and to the benefit of the automotive industry. It comes from our conviction that our technology can make a big difference in the automotive sector.
What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it? The top challenge I have faced is to stay committed to our vision when surrounded by naysayers, and ensure I am an advocate of change the industry would like to see. This requires firm belief in what we are doing, constant motivation and never loosing sight of the end goals and our vision.
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Who is your most important role model? My mother has been my role model since childhood. She has shown me courage, compassion and what it means to be there for the needy. She has taught me to look at failures as learning opportunities and to never ever give up. I have been lucky, as there was no need to search for a better role model.
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