Editor’s Note June 2019
We are still basking in the century which Sachin Tendulkar hit for us and gave us a distinct win on our 14th Anniversary Match after all we were playing our best game with Top 100 Tech leaders on our side. Lot of them joined us as we raised a toast on 16th May at St Regis for a leaders in tech Dinner and it all went down very well till Mitra the AI robot created havoc by identifying and greeting the leaders by their first name. After all we had to do our bit to influence them. These leaders are huge influencers themselves and leading from front to sail their ships and its never easy while paving a road to be followed in the world of technology
Talking of influencers, we have been wondering why everyone’s losing it over Instagram influencers and YouTubers and bloggers? The hype is real. We experienced it first hand at the launch of Hyundai Venue in May when we took off to Delhi with 50 Instagram influencers from across the country. Imagine carrying a weight of a 25M+ following. However, we soon realised that it wasn’t a tedious task as these influencers are millennials who are responsible and quite accommodating. Hence, the following and hence the engagement.
There is no better representation of ‘The future is now’ than these influencers and they give us plenty of reasons to acknowledge their work. Just like we know the ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of tech and lifestyle, they know the same about their respective areas of expertise too.
As I am writing this, my team is busy planning the biggest influencers’ event where we will be felicitating the top 100 influencers in the country. Imagine them under one roof. The fun, the laughter, the vibe will be euphoric to say the least. An audience of 50M+ will be witnessing it live on their phone screens while we witness in Mumbai on 21st of June 2019.
About 6 Years ago in our maiden Start ups pitch event we gave the crown to Haptik and today we are proud that we picked the right start up which over years have grown and worth 800 crores today. Read the haptic story and their journey first hand now and when they come down in person to have a chat with us in our 6th Edition of 501 Startups on 24-25th July At JW Marriott Mumbai.
Monsoon is about to arrive and it’s going to rain celebrations!
|Founder, Publisher & Chief Editor
Entrepreneur by profession, Believes in karma and has tech in his DNA. Of all things harbours a dream to do space travel in his own space shuttle. He is also the Chief Editor & Founder of thetechy.com – Part of Exhibit Group.