MindMap Consulting: Instilling Skills of the Future to Build Capable & Upskilled Workforce

Susheel Saboo,Co-Founders

Susheel Saboo


India is an emerging nation that looks towards being the next world power. But at the backdrop, a ferocious challenge awaits to be encountered. While the country is witnessing fast economic growth, the unemployability ratio is growing at an all time high. The fifth Annual Employment-Unemployment Survey, 2015-2016, shows that with rising education levels, the unemployment rate has also gone up in the age group of 18-29 years. The survey also mentions that while the country is experiencing a demographic dividend due to a youth bulge, many young people are struggling to acquire the right skills sought by employers to successfully navigate the transition from school to work. Hence the demand for learning & development (L&D) consultants are rising considerably. However, a major chunk of these consultants focus on leadership training to create the next gen of leaders, while the very base of the youth to be industry ready is left far behind.

Working on a parallel path, but with complete dedication towards uplifting various skills required for the IT and ITES segments, MindMap Consulting is a name to reckon on. Being one of the very few NASSCOM Sector Skill Council - License Training Partner, the firm caters to both sides of the house - people who want to be job ready and people who are working professionals looking to get experienced in the skills of the future. Spearheaded by Shilpa Saboo (Founder) along with Susheel Saboo (Co-Founders)& Saurabh Goenka (Business Solution Leader), the company has proven excellence in understanding the industry process, blending training programs with end-to-end industry value chain (be it BFSI, supply chain, finance or accounting) and upskilling on emerging technologies related to Automation, Analytics & Blockchain to create job-ready workforce and upgrading the working professionals’ skills. With its adage to offer nothing less than the best, MindMap has worked with the bigwigs of the industry including Accenture, Genpact, Cognizant, EXL Services, Wipro, NASSCOM Foundation, and several others, and has trained over 12000 people in just the last financial year.

Socio-Techno Philosophy
MindMap developed a patent technology for e-learning and content development to make the platform more interactive and engaging through in-built
assessments. The company examines the scope of automation implementation and leverages case studies, workshops, hands-on experimentation, quizzes and gamification to identify opportunities and create business case for the execution of right tools, technologies and expertise. thus balancing classroom learning methodology & emerging e-learning platforms. Into its programs, MindMap integrated online based live training sessions by Industry experts to share experiences, answer, clarify, interact and establish a two-way conversation to create a holistic learning experience. “The way we have designed the program, articulated and rendered the entire process, tools, technologies, and industry specific engagement defines and delivers the entire value for our organization,” elucidates Shilpa.

MindMap has proven excellence in understanding the industry process, blending training programs with end-to-end industry value chain and upskilling on emerging technologies to create job-ready workforce and upgrading the working professionals’ skills

Redefining corporate skilling methodology, MindMap deploys surge contractors for elevating corporate personnel’s skill-base while simultaneously delivering corporate L&D services. The company excels in proffering recruitment and staffing solutions wherein direct recruitment and campus placement are conducted to
customized content creation and interview the candidate on all parameters and providing pre-screening solutions for further upskilling. When asked about MindMap’s core strength, Susheel asserts, “Our unique preposition is ability to deliver industry customized trainings – our Training feedback scores that average 4.57 on scale of 5 speaks of our impeccable Customer Centricity. We are also pioneers in source, train and hire model for the ITES segment, a completely flexible hiring model wherein ingenious candidates are identified and trained as per the organization’s stipulation as they pay us for each candidate they hire from the trained pool. The program is free of cost to the candidates. We feel proud that our programs have had over 82 percent placement rates”.

Taking advantage of CSR funds directed towards skilling, the perfect exemplar of MindMap’s CSR excellence is its past association with Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Corporation. Saurabh avers, “We are engaged in working with college campuses to deliver all of these training programs to make the
students capable of getting jobs through campus campuses to deliver all of these training programs to make the students capable of getting jobs through campus placements”. Presently, MindMap is associated with NASSCOM Foundation to deliver CSR Skills programs. The company is delivering CSR for Aricent Technologies for training 1800 students in Telangana on Software Development Life Cycle program and with eClerks on delivering Data Analytics training to over 500 final year college students in Pune, Mumbai & Chandigarh, and to get them NASSCOM certified and support on placements.

Field of Vision
When it comes to understanding the impact of automation, AI and machine learning, and acquaint students for the same, college-based curriculum fail to deliver such technology oriented training. Hence, MindMap is the most sought after choice of universities and organizations to cover these gaps by focusing on new skill-building in areas like robotics, process automation, analytics, AI, machine learning, and Blockchain trading, an upcoming trend in the retail market segment.

Headquartered in Hyderabad with 12 offices PAN India including satellite centers, full-fledged centers and on-demand delivery locations, MindMap has graphed its growth scale three times in the last five years, thanks to its programs that’s delivered globally. It currently envisions delivering one lac trained resources who are to be employed by 2020 and be able to take on more relevant and higher end jobs.

Key Management
Shilpa Saboo, Founder
A Chartered Accountant & CPA Shilpa has worked globally with the likes of Deloitte, Wachovia & Capital One Financials. She has a penchant for Operational Excellence and heads overall Operations at MindMap.

Susheel Saboo, Co-Founder
A Chartered Accountant and an MBA from US, Susheel has worked as Director/VP at various global conglomerates such as Genpact & Capital One Financial. He heads Strategy, Business Development and Customer Relation management at MindMap.

Saurabh Goenka, Business Solution Leader
A Chartered Accountant with experience in leading digital transformation for organizations like Wipro Technologies, Saurabh has elevated MindMap’s growth graph with his expertise in leading the overall business solutioning for corporate L&D, eLearning platforms and digital academy learning products

• Recruitment & Accounting Services
• Corporate Training
• Talent Acquisition
• Digital Academy
• Analytics Academy
• CSR & Skills