Vishal Parekh

Marketing Director,
Kingston Technology & HyperX – India

"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand."-Bruce Barton


EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: Being honored with the ‘Best Marketer of the Year’ award four times in a span of six years and being part of Exhibit’s Top 100 Tech Leaders.

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: I have started reading ‘The 5 AM Club’ by Robin Sharma and it definitely has me gripped on to it.

EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: I have recently started using ‘ET Money’ to manage funds.

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: Probably a slick 360 degree camera.

EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: If you are self-aware, enjoy initiating productive conversations and have a mindset that shouts ‘growth’, you can be an
effective leader.

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM: Flash-based storage, especially SSDs. It may sound too corporate, but the fact is that it has impacted every business in some way.

EXYour ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: There are quite a few alternate technologies that address the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. According to me, there should be regulated investments in this field for it to be economically viable.

EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: With the industry appreciating my work for both brands, I am trying to help gaming start-ups and also our existing partners to explore their growth potential.