-B Swaminathan

Mumbai, Sep 29: Despite five bypass surgeries, what drove Chetan Shah of (Association of system integrators and retailers in Technology) ASIRT to cycle to world’s highest motorable pass in Ladakh was his determination.
In the same way, today’s fast evolving technology era requires one to show courage and take some amount of risks to stay competitive.

Chetan’s story took the centrestage at ASIRT Techday, titled, ‘Turning your life on Two Wheels’ here.

Apart from inspirational stories, there were some technology announcements too.

Asus India Country Head Vinay Shetty launched 3 products. “With a Google India representative flying in for this event, Asus team and products received thunderous response. Gold Sponsor for 3 years, Asus also let out the secret of their ASIRT-FIRST initiative. We know the correct pulse of the product and value response of our partners who actually sell the product,” said Shetty. ASUS Vivo Mini, ASUS ChromeBit and ASUS Chromebox for meetings and ASUS Travelair N were launched in the event.

NPAV, another ASIRT Gold Sponsor, introduced members to Netprotector antivirus and internet security suite. The anti-virus player told members, the capabilities of an antivirus that builds in features of Data Leakage Prevention and firewalls with comprehensive enterprise central admin console that can manage security of up to 5000 devices remotely from a single terminal including installation, grouping, policies, schedules, triggers threat scan, application management and even data theft management.

Chetan Shah, founding chairman of ASIRT, explained how 5 bypass surgeries never stopped him from cycling from Manali to world’s highest motorable pass in Ladakh, Khardung La. He narrated his motivational story of living life at his own terms, and about battling brain tumour, knee replacements and 5 bypass surgeries. He spoke of the travails of cycling to Ladakh, the steep climbs, lack of sufficient oxygen, and having to be airlifted to Delhi. Still, he stood strong.

Vodafone signed up with ASIRT as Gold sponsor and offered the opportunities they bring to ASIRT members.