FIVE MINUTE INTERVIEW: Vic Bageria

CEO & CVO at Sàvant Data System

How do you describe yourself?

As an entrepreneur with experience in building recurring revenue technology businesses, having mastered the intersection of technology, consumer marketing, customer behaviour and in-store insights.

What's your greatest achievement in life?

My biggest achievement is not materialistic which can be displayed – it is more of a personal augmentation that is based on the knowledge and experience accumulated over my lifetime.

Your greatest achievement in business?

I have always treasured the fact that Sàvant Data System started from a simple retail business that evolved into a technology retail driven & supportive platform in the GCC. Knowing that we have helped our partners improve their business operations and figures is already something we can be proud of.

What do you enjoy the most about working at your company?

At Sàvant Data System, I have complete control over my workspace and the opportunity to change lives with my passion and beliefs by implementing it into a business model.

What is something most people don't know about you?

I have a passion for music and being a musician.

What do you think are the most important attributes of successful people?

Their willingness and dedication to work long hours – hard work – and maintain a balance between their personal and professional lifestyle.

What's one productivity tip you wish everyone else knew?

Always ask – don’t take on a task without having the full understanding or else you might only be delivering 50 percent of what is required.

How do you make decisions?

Experience helps in taking right decisions. 99 percent of the decisions I make are through my instinctive based on my years of experience and one percent by weighing the options.

Quote to live your life by?

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming.”

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