Wadhwani Advantage Launches an Acceleration Program Exclusively Dedicated to Automotive and Industrial Segments

The program will empower the automotive component and industrial companies with the capabilities needed to accelerate profitable revenue and free cash flows

New Delhi, 9th March 2021: As the Indian automotive companies emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, their internal capabilities like wallet share improvement, new customer acquisition, robust product development, manufacturing throughput maximization, generation of free cash flows and a sound talent lifecycle management in upskilling the employees are some of the challenges that the industry is facing.

The new acceleration program by Wadhwani Advantage aims to address these challenges and offer solutions to business entrepreneurs for maximizing their growth potential through ‘Do-It-Yourself (DIY)’ discovery and business solution tool kits and other knowledge resources using AI-enabled automated logic and personalized interventions. The goal is to strengthen the business ecosystem without any commercial expectations. Those businesses interested in applying can do so at: http://bit.ly/WAProgramApplication-MarketingCampaign

The Wadhwani Advantage offerings are high-quality interventions without charging any price. The curated advisors will offer pro bono and subsidized or success-based fees, if needed, to help the businesses to finish their transformation journey and be certified by Wadhwani Advantage. The program plays a leading role in governance and delivering impact in accelerated outcomes of growth and employment.

Wadhwani Advantage has come up with its own proprietary Wadhwani Index and Scoring system that would set the goals for performance improvement. The proprietary automated discovery tool is designed to empower the businesses to measure performance on the basis of 27 key performance indicators, with eight among them as the most important ones, across the seven quarters in the past and into the future and also allows these companies to compare themselves with industry benchmarks. The committed consultants engaged with the program will assist the businesses in using this tool and help the auto component companies aspire towards industry leadership.

The Advantage program has built tens of scenarios for each of the indicators and has used automated intelligence and logic to recommend the appropriate transformation projects that the small businesses must undertake to transform and accelerate their growth.

Speaking on the launch, Samir Sathe, Executive Vice President, Wadhwani Advantage at Wadhwani Foundation, said“Through this program, we aim to empower the owners, top management, the key functional heads in learning to make sound business decisions using data, an important capability to succeed and sustain. Our deeply engaged, passionate consultants will help the entrepreneurs and functional heads to use this industrial-strength tool for their benefit to maximize their own performance and together help their organisation become a challenger or leader in their industry. This is our core offering, backed up by 300 human years of practical field experience, rigorously tested algorithms and automated insights and deep realization that small businesses need to use data to make decisions to survive and grow.”

 He added, “In addition, through our program management office support, we will also offer the auto companies peer and market access networks, connects with the pro-bono advisors and coaches to ensure that we hand-hold them as they navigate the challenges, should the need arise.”

 Those businesses interested in applying can do so at:



About Wadhwani Advantage:

Wadhwani Advantage is an Initiative of Wadhwani Foundation, a global philanthropy; it empowers business entrepreneurs with capabilities to realize their business growth potential through a personalized AI-led acceleration program. The automated business consulting services provided by Wadhwani Advantage aim to maximize the growth potential of businesses. The program includes 1-12 months of engagement to help achieve acceleration in business growth and offers up to three years of hand-holding support enabled through the Wadhwani AI-enabled technology platform.

About Wadhwani Foundation

Wadhwani Foundation was founded in 2000 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, with the primary mission of accelerating job creation in India and other emerging economies through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and skilling. The Wadhwani Foundation operates in 20 countries, including India, South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines), East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda), Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia), West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana), Egypt, and Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile). The Wadhwani Foundation works in partnership with governments, foundations, corporations, and educational institutes. For more details on Wadhwani Foundation, please visit https://www.wfglobal.org/