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Hi!
My Name is
Saravana Kumar
and I'm the founder
of BizTalk360
I’m a Microsoft Integration
MVP
(About 50 people in the world hold this title for this category)
I come from a very humble average
Indian middle class family
Schooling at Mettupalayam
UG (B.Sc.) at Ramakrishna Vidyalaya
PG (MCA) via Distance Education
Did not go to IIT / Oxford!!
1998 - 2001 –
Nuva System
(very close to
this place)
Monthly salary
INR 2500 ($45)
At the age of 22, I went to London for work
2001
I worked for various companies in United
Kingdom for 10 years
I founded BizTalk360 in 2010
without knowing anything about
what it's going to turn up
For the first 2 years (2010 to 2012), the company was just me
Today (2015), we have over 30 people
across 2 locations (UK and India)
Where we are today!
350+ Happy Customers from over 25+ Countries are happily using the product!!!
Well; till now, it’s been all about
myself
The reason I told you this story is….
To give proof & confidence
anyone can suc...
What's the message I
want to convey
today?
Things I’ve learned
that shaped my
career
5 things young people
should focus on
Passion & Hard Work
1
You find your passion and
stick to it
1. Passion & Hard work
Once you find a passion,
work hard without any
expectations
(in fact they are mutual)
1. Passion & Hard work
Even if you fail, you still
will be in a good shape
1. Passion & Hard work
FIND YOUR PASSION
In early part of your
career, focus on
opportunity to learn vs.
making money
Or, work under someone
who ...
Time &
Productivity2
2. Time & Productivity2. Time & Productivity
You can’t turn back
time!
2. Time & Productivity
Days are long but
decades are very short
10 years will go in a blink
of an eye. Don't lose it!!!
2. Time & Productivity
Don’t waste your time on unproductive things,
question yourself - constantly
2. Time & Productivity
Networking
3
There will always be good & bad people in your
life
3. Networking
The choice is yours, with
whom you are associating
3. Networking
3. Networking
Tell me who your friends are, I’ll tell you who you are!!
When you are looking for an
opportunity, you are actually looking
for a person
3. Networking
The connections you
make now is the one
going to help you
in the future
3. Networking
Risk Taking
4
Some element of luck is there, but be prepared
to work hard and take calculated risks
4. Risk Taking
If worst case is losing some time, money,
discomfort, it's ok to take that risk
4. Risk Taking
But, if worst case scenario is losing your credibility,
reputation, all your wealth, don't take that risk
4. Risk Taking
Be Practical5
I think there is a gap in the education system
5. Be Practical
It rewards you for not trying. In real
world you don't know until you try
5. Be Practical
Deal with the situation, it all
comes down to you - how you
see the problem challenge
5. Be Practical
Avoid using the word “problems”! Turn it into
“Challenges”. Life will take a new turn!!
5. Be Practical
Follow Me @
@saravanamv
in/saravanamv
Thanks for your time!!
Its your turn now …
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5 things young people should focus on

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One of the reputed colleges in Coimbatore Dr. GRD Institution requested me to present a keynote to their computer science association inaugural event. Over 800 people across all different departments of computer science B.Sc, M.Sc, MCA, etc were present in this ceremony. I'm honored to present my learning in front of this energetic group of people. I basically want to cover 5 core things every young person should know. The inspiration for this talk came from my own experience.

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5 things young people should focus on

  1. 1. Hi! My Name is Saravana Kumar and I'm the founder of BizTalk360
  2. 2. I’m a Microsoft Integration MVP (About 50 people in the world hold this title for this category)
  3. 3. I come from a very humble average Indian middle class family
  4. 4. Schooling at Mettupalayam UG (B.Sc.) at Ramakrishna Vidyalaya PG (MCA) via Distance Education Did not go to IIT / Oxford!!
  5. 5. 1998 - 2001 – Nuva System (very close to this place) Monthly salary INR 2500 ($45)
  6. 6. At the age of 22, I went to London for work 2001
  7. 7. I worked for various companies in United Kingdom for 10 years
  8. 8. I founded BizTalk360 in 2010 without knowing anything about what it's going to turn up
  9. 9. For the first 2 years (2010 to 2012), the company was just me
  10. 10. Today (2015), we have over 30 people across 2 locations (UK and India)
  11. 11. Where we are today! 350+ Happy Customers from over 25+ Countries are happily using the product!!!
  12. 12. Well; till now, it’s been all about myself The reason I told you this story is…. To give proof & confidence anyone can succeed
  13. 13. What's the message I want to convey today? Things I’ve learned that shaped my career
  14. 14. 5 things young people should focus on
  15. 15. Passion & Hard Work 1
  16. 16. You find your passion and stick to it 1. Passion & Hard work
  17. 17. Once you find a passion, work hard without any expectations (in fact they are mutual) 1. Passion & Hard work
  18. 18. Even if you fail, you still will be in a good shape 1. Passion & Hard work
  19. 19. FIND YOUR PASSION In early part of your career, focus on opportunity to learn vs. making money Or, work under someone who is a great mentor 1. Passion & Hard work
  20. 20. Time & Productivity2
  21. 21. 2. Time & Productivity2. Time & Productivity You can’t turn back time!
  22. 22. 2. Time & Productivity Days are long but decades are very short
  23. 23. 10 years will go in a blink of an eye. Don't lose it!!! 2. Time & Productivity
  24. 24. Don’t waste your time on unproductive things, question yourself - constantly 2. Time & Productivity
  25. 25. Networking 3
  26. 26. There will always be good & bad people in your life 3. Networking
  27. 27. The choice is yours, with whom you are associating 3. Networking
  28. 28. 3. Networking Tell me who your friends are, I’ll tell you who you are!!
  29. 29. When you are looking for an opportunity, you are actually looking for a person 3. Networking
  30. 30. The connections you make now is the one going to help you in the future 3. Networking
  31. 31. Risk Taking 4
  32. 32. Some element of luck is there, but be prepared to work hard and take calculated risks 4. Risk Taking
  33. 33. If worst case is losing some time, money, discomfort, it's ok to take that risk 4. Risk Taking
  34. 34. But, if worst case scenario is losing your credibility, reputation, all your wealth, don't take that risk 4. Risk Taking
  35. 35. Be Practical5
  36. 36. I think there is a gap in the education system 5. Be Practical
  37. 37. It rewards you for not trying. In real world you don't know until you try 5. Be Practical
  38. 38. Deal with the situation, it all comes down to you - how you see the problem challenge 5. Be Practical
  39. 39. Avoid using the word “problems”! Turn it into “Challenges”. Life will take a new turn!! 5. Be Practical
  40. 40. Follow Me @ @saravanamv in/saravanamv Thanks for your time!! Its your turn now …

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