Monday, March 02, 2009

Experience at the HCL Alumni meet...

Since the day I started my career at HCL in Branding - I have been fortunate to meet leadership who have actually made HCL what it is today...

Ajai Chowdhry - The entire world knows him as a great leader and such a great fellow - for me he is one of the most tech savvy person - he may not get time to be on Facebook, Linkedin, etc but he understands the power of social media 
Shiv Nadar - When you see him looking at you - eye to eye - you know what a truly passionate person he is about technology...he will never leave you un-impressed by his such a sharp knowledge about how technology is shaping lives of all and sundry - right from a village in India to a person sitting in New York
Apart from the experience of meeting people like these, I have always been trying to decode the true essence of "Brand HCL" - it had not been an easy task...

And then I happened to organize the very first official Alumni Meet for ex-HCLites - I got to meet the people who actually laid down the foundation stone of HCL...and boy! - what an experience it was!...

hearing stories about how they made sale of first PC made in the entire world!
Stories about how Shiv Nadar would perplex a business person by letting him use the HCL PC and not even asking for monies , who would then in return come back and buy dozens of PCs 
Instances when Arjun Malhotra would grab a deal (going to competitors) by just one phone call...
Ever since I had decided to be in technology - I always wanted to know how technology became the value proposition for "Brand India" ...

I think I got some of my answers that day by just looking at those people...
That is us - Anshul, Tej, Aritra - with Kiran Nadar, Arjun Malhotra and Shiv Nadar
That's me - Anshul Sushil with "The Arjun Malhotra" :) aka Superhero -
as the Headstrong people call their beloved CEO
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