Association of System Integrators & Retailers in Technology - ASIRT recently conducted their CEO & Business Owners monthly fixture: ASIRT Techday that was attended by over a 100 members and dignitaries. Why wouldn't it be, for the speaker was someone who conquered Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on the planet.
Kuntal Joisher, who cheated death from an avalanche from massive Earthquake in Nepal and Mt. Everest on 25th April, 2015 and survived not only to tell the tale, but also shot the avalanche that has over 2.3 crore hits on youtube was the speaker at ASIRT Techday June 2016, a month after he scaled Mount Everest. More so, Kuntal is a vegan, he doesn't even have milk and milk products apart from being a vegetarian.
Armed with stunning videos and visuals from the top of the world, mountaineering experiences, it was an inspiring story of someone who failed 3 attempts at scaling Mount Everest, a truly charging and motivating tale of someone whose background no way prepared him for such an achievement. Hailing from Kutchi community that is known for adventurism limited to business, family background that does not permit adventure sports, a vegan and a software engineer, it was a story that unfolded in pictures of how he made his attempts, how he failed, how he survived the avalanche triggered by the biggest earthquake that ever hit Mt Everest. Above all, it was a story of rise from ashes - a never give up spirit - FEW would return after having almost been killed the earlier year. But Kuntal did. And conquered Mt Everest.
A far reaching inspirational message from ASIRT to members to rise against all adversities, surviving calamities, and never giving up on your dreams.
The session was followed by business coaching session by Dr Radhakrishnan Pillai, management guru, advisor to several top corporate houses, universities in India and abroad and author of several best-selling books on Chanakya wisdom in corporate and business world. The series on Chanakya's seven pillars this was the third session of Dr Swami on Chanakya's third pillar: Janapada; or the market. How to build and protect your markets within your target segment, protect your share and dominate the category to build business that would grow as well as survive turmoil, Dr Swami's talk was laced with several examples of governance, corporate leaders, companies and businesses. Members interacted freely during the interactive session.
Having preempted the impact of speaker sessions, ASIRT Board did not have a sponsor session as time was at premium and sparse.
"We did not want members to dilute the impact of motivational 'never say die' and 'win all frontiers' sessions", said President Arvind Singh, "Sponsors can wait, as a for-the-members association, we want them to take home something that impacts not only their businesses, but also helps the industry as a whole; the VALUES ASIRT STANDS FOR."