As an award-winning company with a presence in Chicago, Tampa, Minneapolis and India, Alyx Technologies and its subsidiaries has 100-plus employees with an average of more than 10 years experience in big data, cognitive computing, cloud deployment and analytics. Services range from strategic IT consulting, solutions engineering, product development, records management and quality assurance to ongoing support and maintenance.
WashingtonExec spoke with Alyx Technologies CEO Sudhakar Shenoy about the company’s recent sales, expansion and its areas for future growth.
WashintonExec: You sold the health and life sciences and the defense and public sector groups of Information Management Consultants – widely known as IMC — in August 2015. How are you feeling these days – keeping busy?
Sudhakar Shenoy: Well, we’ve definitely been busy! After selling the assets of the health and life sciences and the defense and public sector groups, we changed our name to Alyx Technologies. Named for the Greek god, Alexandra, Alyx – the protector of humanity. We’re wholly focused on our commercial, international and state and local market sectors where we had our early roots. It feels good. We’re essentially in a 35-year-old start-up mode. We’re lucky; we have an incredibly enthusiastic team with a solid base of profitable business. What could be better?
And, we moved our office around the corner from the old location to Isaac Newton Square, where we have plenty of room for expansion.
WashingtonExec: Why focus on the commercial, international, state and local space?
Sudhakar Shenoy: The commercial market rewards innovation and nimbleness, and it’s exciting to be in an arena where we can compete effectively. We have a solid team of developers in both the U.S. and India and a vast network of friends and associates in the USA. We are doing very interesting work surrounding our core expertise, with some of the largest financial institutions in this country, major financial institutions abroad and very large real estate companies, among many others.
WashintonExec: What are some of the biggest growth areas you see for Alyx Technologies?
Sudhakar Shenoy: Well, we have a healthy base of business in the commercial sector and in India.
Alyx recently announced a supply chain risk management solution using IBM’s Watson cognitive computing technology — mining social media such as Twitter and Facebook. For example, we can predict how an earthquake in Ecuador or civil unrest in Turkey might disrupt your supply chain. Which, as you know, is a big deal in this global economy.
We have advanced our capabilities to deploy solutions in the cloud and are currently finishing development of several solutions to serve the small-to-mid-size banks and state governments.
We are riding the shared services and mobility waves and our team is aligned nicely with strategic partners such as IBM, Amazon AWS and our clients to make this happen.
WashintonExec: All-in-all, this sounds very exciting for Alyx Technologies and you.
Sudhakar Shenoy: We couldn’t be more excited. We’ve got a stellar team and our solutions are making waves with our clients! At our current size, skills and opportunities, we think growing three to four times our current size is an achievable goal. And that is what we are aiming to do in the next 24 to 36 months.