Back to blogging here after three years! Its been crazy ride

This was long due and thought of initiating this on my birthday ! A lot of high’s and low in the previous year. Innumerable presentations with VC’s and Prospective Investors about Airpod and Avereconsult. Mentoring activity in PMI on Agile and on Social Media. Delivered my first PMI presentation outside Region 11 at the APAC LIM at Bali

Followed by heading social media strategies for the PMI National Conference 2015 (Bengalooru) for the 4th consecutive year. At workplace had the opportunity to present on Precision Farming with Airpod at the National Conference on Reinvigorating Agriculture Innovations for Farmers (RAINFED 2015) at Hyderabad and furthering of the product marketing discussion for Africa with ICRISAT .

Early 2016 took on the additional responsibility of powering Social Media Strategies for PMI India starting the #pmrc16 campaign for the First Regional Conference at Kochi and just yesterday we crossed half million monthly impressions on Social Media. Also presenting a workshop for PMI Leaders at LIM Colombo.

Looks like an exciting year ahead  after that terrible health scare and harrowing experience of Floods. For more regular updates follow me at @pmiagile and @joesat . Going forward one thing I will be adopting is to update my blog

Best project of 2012 : Redbull Stratos Project ( A project that inspired me )

(This is not a blogpost endorsing any commercial brand )

On 14th October this year a very unknown austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner flew to 39kms above space to the edge of earth and took a leap back to the ground. The entire jump was spanning just 4 mins 20 secs and is captured so beautifully on the video. During the jump, more than half a dozen world records were broken which include breaking the sound barrier outside an aircraft, highest altitude jump and the fastest on earth so on. They are
Maximum altitude of 39.045 kilometres (24.261 mi)
Maximum speed of 1,342.8 kilometres per hour (834.4 mph), which corresponds to Mach 1.24 or 373 m/s
Total free fall time of 4 minutes, 19 seconds
Total free fall distance of 36,529 metres (119,846 ft)
A fifty year old record is broken and dedicated 8 million users watch this 2 hr spectacle on youtube here

To execute a 4 minute jump required months and months of planning to the last detail with a dedicated team that worked on covering all aspects of this feat.The project was called the Redbull Stratos Project. More than the human endurance element there were several factors that needed to be quantified measured and kept track of to ensure that the entire project was on course. Just to think of putting Risk chart for such a project is by itself a great challenge. The innumerable risk elements that need to be covered and the contingencies mapped is just humongous.

As a geek you get to dabble with technology and gadgets that are until now available at the echelons of power like Dept of defence or NASA. Now private enterprises across the world are aspiring to take to the skies with cost effective solutions and thereby redefining the realm of the space travel industry.

Redbull Stratos Project team

Above all this a project of this scope demands leadership that is so visionary as well as a subject matter expert in the field with great determination and passion to drive the team Reading through the nitty gritties of this project makes you aspire to be a part of such ventures to plan better and reach to test the limits of human possibility. One thing that i have learnt very clearly over the year leading project is that “any goal is achievable as long as the plan and resources and human determination to execute are strong” And the Redbull Stratos Project was one such project that really fascinated me in the year 2012 !