It was an early start.
All of us did our 60 seconds presentations. I found that I still need to work on my 60 seconds pitch! I need to put more oomph into it! Because as such it still does not cover my USP!
Tim Butler then showed us a demo of Microsoft 365 Cloud computing product that his company is providing as a service.
My first impressions about this Microsoft product was that it has the backing of a big software house such as Microsoft but that in itself can be a drawback since in the past Microsoft has been difficult to work with at times.
I would have liked a bit more of what Tim Butler and his company provide apart from providing the license from Microsoft. There wasn’t much along those lines due to lack of time.
In my view Microsoft is a big name and the offering seems to be very much affordable on the outset – but it would be the value add that Tim and his company provides that would determine whether this solution would be worth it or not. Hence I would have liked a bit more coverage of what Tim and his company provides covered in the presentation.
The venue had a large overhead projector which was used for the presentation – the Crowne Plaza Hotel, please make note. It was also demonstrated that this product can be demonstrated on different types of devices – using the Wi-Fi network available at the venue Tim demonstrated that the same presentation can be simultaneously viewed on iPad as well as other Android devices such as my EeePad.
The setup here in Clare Foundation was really good for making presentations – though the breakfast that followed was a bit of disappointment for me – there was no vegetarian option – as I can not eat Bacon or Sausages, I had to make do with bread and fried egg.
Overall it was a good experience.
My morning today got started with a very productive meeting with several new people at the Burnham hub.
It was a very good short workshop where we all had a go at our ‘Elevator Pitch’ – we had very good pointers from John Welburn and though we spent only about 20 minutes, we came up with answers to “Why you? What makes you special?” and we used a testimonial or a story to illustrate our points. Ms. Jane Herrick managed to get a good starter of a line out of me! She has promised me that she would type it all in an email and send it to me – so eagerly waiting for that.
The only regret is – 20 minutes were too less for this whole thing – which I felt should have been a two way exchange – I did not have any time to ask Jane any questions about her to arrive at a line for her to use in her ‘Elevator Pitch’ – I felt I had been a bit selfish as I seemed to get all the help while she wasn’t!
Later on I spent some more time using a Mind Map software and added a bit more into the ’60 seconds pitch’
If anyone is interested I would be glad to share this mindmap with them through the Refer-On website.
Here is what I came up with:
I am Vivek and we are Embedded System Integrators.
We integrate hardware, embedded and desktop computer technologies to provide integrated solutions using diverse technologies.
My solution has helped HID Global, Jetnexus and Speakerbus increase their market share with innovative integrated new approaches. The diverse worlds of Embedded Linux and Windows were brought together to provide manageable enterprise devices.
I am looking for Companies who are facing problems due to incompatible hardware and software and we aim to provide innovative integrated solutions to solve their business problems.
I am Vivek and I am an Embedded Systems Integrator. We integrate diverse innovative technologies to solve your business problems.