PiLog Group: Revolutionizing Data Management to Transform Global Industrial Success

PiLog Group
PiLog Group

The biggest power in the world might be that of change. Scientists have proven that change is the only constant. Yet it remains invisible to us in its singularity. It is only when over a period of accumulated time, we see the sudden transformation. The point is that the change happening on a momentary basis could not be seen. But when it happens in a group, it is visible. It is the evident power of unity.

Some ancient wise people symbolized universal unity in the circle. Wisest mathematicians believe that Pi is universally the most powerful and transcendental number. Because Pi reflects the correlation between a circle’s circumference and diameter.

Similarly, data is the united power of datum – a piece of single fact or information. The united power of data – sometimes called Log – is the currency of the modern digital era. More than generating the currency of data, the transformational force resides in data management.

Globally, PiLog Group is revolutionizing industrial success with its mastery of futuristic data management solutions. PiLog has been in the master data business since 1996, with a large international client base.

The Universal Revolutionaries

Revolutionizing data management in the last two and a half decades, Dr Imad A. Syed, the CEO of PiLog Group (Middle East & APAC), informs that they are a global group of independent companies specializing in Quality Data and Digital Governance and Analytical solutions supporting multiple data domains in a variety of industries all over the globe. He says, “We have many resources operating globally, including in Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, etc.”

The PiLog’s solutions are state-of-the-art. It is focused on creating a common business language and managing the rules for producing high-quality, multilingual terminology using Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence technologies, and human-augmented algorithms for our customers eager to transform their businesses digitally.

PiLog provides exclusive technical dictionaries and industrial libraries with content repositories that are the culmination of research, development, and execution over the past twenty years embedded into the platform of PiLog Data Quality HUB. “All our methodologies, processes, and solutions are compliant with international standards for delivering seamless systematic integration of content into various platforms such as SAP S/4HANA®, Oracle ERP Cloud, Maximo, MS Dynamics and more,” shares Dr Imad Syed, adding that they have the BEST dictionary in the form of PPO – PiLog Preferred Ontology which covers the MRO and Services templates industry agnostic over a couple of decades.

The Data Masters

PiLog has successfully implemented Master Data Governance solutions in the market, which are pre-tested, pre-configured, and well-proven with industry BEST practices offerings on-premise, cloud and hybrid models. PiLog’s methodology, processes, tools, algorithms, programs, approach, repositories etc., are governed as per ISO 8000, 22745, 29002, 11179, IEC 60050 (IEV) complaint. PiLog is ISO 8000 certified master data service provider (QMDP Certified) duly supported by ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001 accredited company.

Dr Imad Syed furthers that their vision and mission focus on master, meta and transactional data and business process transformation:

  • End to End Supply Chain Optimization.
  • Optimization of Asset Life Cycle Management.
  • Business partnership Evolution.
  • Seamless Data Migration.
  • Digital Transformation.

At the Forefront of Excellence

With its Labs and Delivery Centre in Hyderabad, the PiLog Group has spread its range of excellence across the globe and is counted among the leading data management companies spanning the world with its exceedingly high-resolution services, which has been testified by many.

Regarded as the designated CEO of 2020-21 by the Indian Achievers Forum, Dr Imad Syed, with his exceptional team, has facilitated the PiLog Group to be awarded the Data Company of the Year by Indywood Excellence Awards, 2017.

By quoting Tim Berners Lee, when he said, “Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves,” before founding the WWW, Dr Imad Syed says that it sounds even more prominent today when the world is driven by sporadic use of data in almost everything.

“We at the front of the data revolution have been putting data for various businesses at its best place and have now completed 25 magnificent years in transforming how the business landscapes govern, maintain and manage their data,” says Dr Imad Syed. He adds that Master Data management is inevitable for any business today, medium or large. PiLog Group has been impeccably meeting these needs for business houses since its inception by the visionary Dr Imad Syed, Group CIO and Board Member at PiLog Group.

Achieving one more milestone, PiLog has been recognized by Gartner in several research publications as part of the MDM market segment, specially featured in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Master Data Management Solutions in 2021.

Creating a Common Business Language

Dr Imad Syed says, “On this prolific journey, it has been an increasingly fulfilling experience to be leading the organization initiatives from the front for all value management initiatives for PiLog group development and its esteem customers in go to market, revenue management, innovations, profitability, product development and corporate advisor.”

It is because of PiLog’s unparalleled approach to data management solutions that integrate simple yet powerful strategies for data governance, management, transformation and analytics of complex system landscapes. With a proven track record of excelling in operational efficiency and effectiveness, the Group has revolutionized product and solution development. Under Dr Imad Syed’s exemplary leadership, PiLog uses agile and sustainable frameworks from the perspective of futuristic technology evolutions.

According to Dr Imad Syed, PiLog Group is a leading provider of Data Management Solutions, solving the Master, Meta, and Analytical Data challenges and processes, supporting multiple domains in various industries.

He adds that PiLog solutions are state-of-the-art, focused on creating a common business language and managing the rules for creating high-quality, multilingual master data for organizations. PiLog provides exclusive technical dictionaries, libraries, repositories, and industry-proven processes culminating research, development, and execution over the past twenty-five years.

PiLog’s Powerful Pillar

Dr Imad Syed’s eighteen-plus years of progressive career growth from Sr. Systems Engineer to today’s CEO Zone 3, Group CIO and Board Member at PiLog with overall experience spanning over Twenty years speaks volumes. He led the organization initiatives from the front for all value management initiatives for PiLog group development and its esteemed customers in go-to-market, revenue management, innovations, profitability, product development and corporate advisor.

Dr Imad Syed is a Senior Executive, Digital Advisory, and Visionary Leader with vast experience in conceiving and designing business, enterprise information and data quality HUB strategies for medium to large enterprises. His expertise in creating simple yet powerful strategies for data governance, management, transformation and analytics of complex system landscapes, and his proven track record of excelling in operational efficiency and effectiveness has revolutionized product and solution development using innovative frameworks that are agile and sustainable from the perspective of futuristic technology evolutions.

He is continuously developing and executing business strategies. Whether for GTM, Product or Operational management or deep and diversified Value-Engineering solutions, it has been his core strength. ‘Passionate to nurture, build and lead high-performance teams resulting best of both worlds in the form of Customer and Employee experience’ is the principle that Imad Syed believed and proven several times.

He Conceived, Designed and Built the architecture of Enterprise solutions with state-of-the-art futuristic technologies, Cloud-based content micro-services (web services) with subscription models.

He further Conceived and Designed the data lifecycle management processes such as iDataAcquisition, iDataHarmonization, iDataGovernance and iDataAnalytics for on-premise and on-cloud enterprise solutions that can be integrated on-demand across various platforms and operational systems.

Forward Thinking Leadership of Innovations

Mentioning his team members, too, Dr Imad Syed says that Innovators and Forward Thinking Leaders of the PiLog leadership team Dr Salomon de Jager, Mr Gideon Huisamen, and Mr Pieter Strydom made important contributions in complementing each other’s capabilities from time to time.

PiLog Group’s open-door policy and culture for change have helped budding talents perform and take up leadership roles quickly. “We always believed in change for good and influence and promote innovations,” states Dr Imad Syed.

Key Achievements in Progression to Be reckoned entrepreneur:

~Harmony, culture, decentralized governance, zero roadblocks for change, ability to prove & improve every day, non-monotonous with highly professional & competitive business

~Dr Imad Syed’s passion for technology changes and adoption as an early bird; building business-driven technology excellence and Love for Data; knowledge management; employee first notion to build strong and long-lasting customer business transformation.

~Mission and Goals had been very simple for Dr Imad Syed, aiming to make organizations efficient and structured to meet dynamic business and technology demand with TOP and BOTTOM line improved by min 20 per cent YoY and Revenue to 200 MUSD by 2024 and 1BUSD by 2030.

Key accolades which enabled overall success and progression within the organization:

  • Transforming Data Management Organization into Digital and Business Process Transformation Organization.
  • Ability to hold a large client base for sustained and long-term business.
  • Build NextGen DATA QUALITY HUB on the latest and greatest technology platforms.
  • Innovation HUB and high-performing team management.
  • Value Management in the Delivery Process.

PiLog has been evolving products and services for the past three decades, with a core mantra of Business and Digital Transformation, strategized right skilling and highly competitive products covering not limited to:

Key Products:

  • DATA Quality HUB, including Data Harmonization, Data Migration and Governance. Solution for multi-domain master and metadata objects with impactful tools of Industry Standards (repository, templates), ML & AI-driven and IoT enabled.
  • Business Partner Life Cycle Management (Vendors and Customers).
  • Business Performance Analytics Platform (Spend and Inventory Visibility).
  • Fixed Asset and eSPIR Solution.
  • Master Data and Process Maturity Assessment Software Add On (ECA, MCA, SCMA, ALCMA).

Key Services:

  • Cleansing Services covering Cleanse, Standardization, Categorization and Enrichment of multi-domain master data.
  • Management Consulting.
  • Business Process Outsourcing (Data Management, S2P, Category Management).
  • Asset and Supply Chain Process Optimization.
  • Master Data and Process Maturity Assessment Software Add On (ECA, MCA, SCMA, ALCMA).

Key Challenges and Effective Management:

  • Market Penetration across Geographies and Industry Sectors was a major challenge addressed with revised geographical strategies and effective partnership management.
  • Retention of knowledge base was managed effectively with career development plan; equal opportunities to progress and profit sharing models.
  • Adoption of evolving technologies and synchronization of platforms to meet dynamic customer demand and huge competition was forward-thinking product release plans and improved customer user experience and limited change management.
  • Business plans with short-term to long-term longevity and sustainability have helped businesses sustain in favourable and unfavourable market conditions, including the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Transformation of Employee and Customer relations to experience better.

Four M Focus

Being an experienced leader, Dr Imad Syed opines on how technology is transforming the industry and what advancements can be expected in the future. Current and near future market conditions will be cautious, with more and more organizations looking at opportunities to consolidate and optimize business and IT processes and investments. Though it is murky for IT products and services companies to sustain with Innovation, Automation and Right Vision will enable IT Products, Consulting and Services Industry to blossom…

PiLog focuses on Data such as Master, Meta and Real-Time Analytics optimization and, in turn, business processes that affect large industries. Most importantly, on Four M’s (Man, Machine, Money and Material) for Extended Supply Chain and Asset Life Cycle Management.

A Data Bank-Full Wisdom

In his advice, Dr Imad Syed says, “My two cents for budding entrepreneurs is to follow simple commandments of business evolution:”

  • Transparent, passionate and vision-based organization management.
  • Be front runner in adoption and Go to Market.
  • Having the right set of business partners for your organizational growth.
  • Challenges and problems will make you stronger to sustain and progress.
  • Define and effectively manage value for internal and external engagements.
  • Continual Investment in Innovations.
  • Create a value chain within the organization for a better experience.

Tomorrow’s Data Quality HUB

PiLog’s short to mid and long-term business plan is derived from controlled aggression and the ability to manage effectively quarter by quarter meeting organizational objectives.

  • Improved profitability with increased automation, PCBs and per capita income.
  • Top Line and Bottom Line Improvement above market derivations and expectations.
  • Increase market penetration across geographies with strong partnerships, analyst collaboration and beefing up digital marketing and sales management.
  • Extend the service line and amalgamation of products to DATA Quality HUB with modular availability to customers to pick and choose on-premise or on cloud
  • Focused Investment on Innovation Council.

Client Testimonials:

“We had good and bad times with clients on various engagements but always gave enough insights to self-reflect and improve… Great Journeys…,” says Dr Imad Syed.

  • Some lasting for more than two decades wherein revenue and partnership had grown multifold.
  • Some customers, after a few engagements, went into a shell. “But always remembered and reckoned us during need even after decades.”
  • Few customers pushed us to be recognized by analysts and certifications to position ourselves better.
  • Few had engaged in a partnership for product development, co-innovation, and even ramp-up partnerships.


  • Man of Excellence Award. 2021-22. India’s Most Coveted Award was presented to Dr Imad A. Syed, Chief Executive Officer, in Recognition of Outstanding Professional Achievements and Contribution in Nation Building—Indian Achievers’ Forum.
  • CEOs of the Year 2021. 2021. Certificate of Appreciation presented to Dr Imad A. Syed, Chief Executive Officer, PiLog Group (Middle East and APAC). 2021.