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You might love the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform, but do you know the people who make it possible? Talented Plexians have been working hard behind the scenes for decades. They’re what make this company great, but few get the chance to step into the spotlight they deserve – until now. This month, say hello to Director of Product, Plex APM, and Platform, as well as Director and Board Member of Plex Systems Private Limited in India, Lokesh Gupta.
Tell us about your role at Plex.
At Plex, I interact with customers, UI & UX, engineering teams, QA, product marketing, sales, education services, sales & support, and partners to create product roadmaps, prioritize based on market needs, coordinate with release management, and deliver high-quality solutions to customers. I take a data-driven approach to build product strategies and develop solutions.
What do you love most about your job?
The thing that I love most about Plex are the amazing people that I interact with daily. They continuously help me learn and grow as a person.
How will technology make the world smarter in the next 10 years?
Availability of real-time data will augment humans to make accurate and precise decisions faster with high certainty for success.
Tell us about a major opportunity or challenge in today’s manufacturing industry.
I feel making technology easy and complimentary for adoption in the manufacturing industry is a big challenge as well as an opportunity.
Where are you located?
When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to join the Indian Navy growing up. But in high school, I realized it was too much physical work (lol!) so choose to be an engineer.
What’s your favorite nonprofit or charity?
Describe your dream vacation.
Hiking to Angel Falls in South America.
If you could spend the day with any celebrity or historical figure, who would it be?
Two musical artists you never get sick of are:
Kishore Kumar and Lucky Ali.
If you were stranded on a desert island and only allowed three books, which would they be?
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
What are your favorite things to do on the weekend?
Sleep on Saturday and then go out on one day trip to the nearest fort or a beach.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you:
I hate reading books as they make me feel sleepy. I prefer audio/video lectures or podcasts.