Local Area Network (LAN) Design Done Right

What is “right” for your organization as it adopts new IP and IoT endpoints?

John Croce – CEO, NVT Phybridge

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What does “right” mean when it comes to LAN design? Webster’s Dictionary defines right as “being or following what is just, good or proper.” This definition has conflict when it comes to LAN design. What is just or good for you may, at the same time, not be considered proper by you. Confused? Let me explain.

Whenever new disruptive technologies or processes are introduced ( for example, emails to share documents versus fax machines), some may resist the change – believing it is not “proper” because the standard way, as per company policy, is to send documents by fax. As CBC’s Thomas Daigle explains, the Province of Ontario is only now moving away from fax machines as a communication method in the healthcare sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inefficiencies of maintaining dated methodologies to resolve modern problems.

Proper. When I hear this word, I think of Albert Einstein’s quote, “never let your education get in the way of your learning.” What we perceive as proper (often the best practices established based on past education/experiences) will often cause us to resist learning about new technologies or innovative ways to support better outcomes. Additionally, some industry players (like the manufacturers of fax machines) will stifle innovation to prevent their products/services from becoming obsolete, often reinforcing existing and outdated methods as “the right way.”

This brings up the question; what is the right way? What is right is dependent on perspective and motivation. At NVT Phybridge, our mission is to help organizations optimize their IoT modernization the “right way.” We view what is right from the end user’s perspective. We also want to ensure we support the right way for those who serve the end-user, our valued system integrators, and manufacturing partners.

What is the right LAN design for the end-user for enabling IP and the Internet of Things? We asked customers what they would see as just and good, and this is what they told us:

  • A LAN design that ensures network security and minimizes potential cyber-attacks.
  • A LAN design that ensures a robust network for all endpoints.
  • A LAN design that never compromises the core business. For example, a casino’s network was hacked through an IoT fish tank sensor.
  • A non-disruptive and risk-free way to test and implement IP endpoints and applications in their business.
  • A LAN design that improves ROI by allocating budget away from infrastructure and towards devices and applications.
  • A LAN design that reduces network complexity and day two costs.
  • A LAN design that is flexible and will support future growth requirements
  • A LAN design that does not put undue stress on IT and application teams, given the ever-changing characteristics of a business network.

If you start from the outcomes that customers define as right, you will quickly conclude that the traditional approach of ripping and replacing infrastructure is wrong. It is like using fax machines to share documents. Of course, it works. But it is slow, inefficient, and outdated.

So why is ripping and replacing existing infrastructure the wrong way? Consider an organization that wants to modernize its communication or security systems with IP devices. They are advised that the proper way is to rip-and-replace the existing infrastructure that has proven reliable for many years and is paid for. These organizations will need new cabling and new switches and address new IDF closet requirements, all while layering the new devices on the same network managing the core business. Remember the fish tank story? This is not the right way, as this method leads to:

  • Accepting risk and disruption.
  • Compromising security and making security management more complex and costly.
  • Spending more than is required on the network to support IP and IoT devices.
  • Higher day two management costs.

Albert Einstein also said, “you can’t solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem.” The root cause of the problem is that traditional network switches have reach and cable type limitations, and all the attempted fixes were from this limiting paradigm. It doesn’t have to be that way if you are willing to learn about innovation and not allow your education to keep you thinking about what is proper versus what is just and good for you and your organization.

Modern LAN principles and NVT Phybridge PoE Innovations help organizations avoid all the wrongs associated with removing and replacing existing infrastructure, creating a robust and secure LAN design for IP and IoT solutions. The most powerful federal agency in the world, the leader in space research, and thousands of other organizations have levered these innovations to create better IP modernization outcomes. We want to do the same for you by offering you a no-obligation proof of concept trial. For NVT Phybridge, the best customer IP modernization outcome is what defines right, and fighting a deep routed paradigm of what is considered proper (rip-and-replace) is worth fighting for. Let us fight for you.

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How COVID-19 May Change the Way We Live Forever

Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience

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Originally Posted By Arvind David on LinkedIn

I am sure that the past few weeks have been a whirlwind for each of us. The truth is that some of us were more prepared for this than others. The world will not be the same when we get to the other side of this pandemic. I do not want to talk about the negatives as there have been a lot of people doing that. However, from an industry perspective, I would like to shed some light on the positive things happening around us.

The pandemic has helped us define what services are essential. It has opened our eyes to what is necessary for our day-to-day lives. I am sure it has caused many of us to view some things in a new light. In our industry, for example, this pandemic is redefining long-standing norms regarding telecommuting and the need to work remotely. A sarcastic social media post, shown below, illustrates how this pandemic is affecting digital transformation and the need for technology.

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We can laugh about it, but sometimes the truth is that we need a wake-up call. I am in no way stating that this virus is a good thing. I am trying to keep a positive outlook in times like these, as hope is the best friend we have.

These significant events have caused world leaders and organizations to re-think safety protocols. We have seen this before in recent history.

September 11, 2001 (now known as 9/11) completely changed the airline industry, including how we board planes and access airports. The November 26, 2008, Mumbai attacks changed hotel security forever. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic will redefine the modern workplace, accelerate the need for technology to facilitate healthy and secure public spaces.

I am proud to see world leaders step up to the plate and handle this unprecedented challenge. I’m sure none of them were expecting to deal with a problem of this magnitude when they ran for office or were appointed to their position. I am also proud to see the showcase of human resilience and cooperation that crosses the lines of location, race, religion, etc. that wrongfully separate us. We are all working together, physically separated, towards a good common goal.

I feel that my existence has been more blessed than that of my father or his father before him. They had to fight in actual battles, whereas the only battle I am in is the one against the urge to touch my face or see my friends in person. I don’t want to discount the mental toll that isolation can take on some people. For me, I’d rather be forced to stay inside than have to make split-second decisions as an 18-year old with bullets whizzing by.

I am proud to see so many organizations around the world donate and offer their services to support the fight against COVID-19. Many of our communication partners are offering their services for free to keep the world connected. We are proud to be the enabling solution and technology partner of these organizations.

As a technology company and an innovator in networking, we are fortunate enough to have the backbone needed to support remote workers during this time. We have always focused on providing a solution that makes digital transformation simple, quick, and cost-effective. Why is this important? Because today, organizations need to lean on technology to remain operational. We order food online, take meetings from our homes, consult with doctors over video calls. These are just a few examples of how we are leaning on technology to hold on to some semblance of normal.

However, not every organization has been able to implement these capabilities. Adopting IP and the Internet of Things has been viewed as costly, disruptive, and time-consuming by many companies. However, as I said previously, these monumental events in human history will change how we live and work.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

We know that this is not the first pandemic, and it won’t be the last. Compared to the Spanish Flu of 1918, science and modern technology have better prepared us to slow the spread, enable mass communication, and support those who become ill.

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The Centuries-Old Secret to Effective Management

Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience

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Originally Posted By Arvind David on LinkedIn

From a very young age, the armed forces fascinated me. Most of my father’s side had done their service, and I was very eager to continue the same tradition. It would have been my chosen career path without my father discouraging me from it due to bad experiences.

My uncle guided me down the path of technology. Even then, I dreamt of maybe being an engineer in the armed forces as family members went down that path. However, it wasn’t meant to be.

Even though he discouraged me from joining the armed forces, my dad would bring his military friends to our house to share their lessons. These lessons played a massive part in molding me as an employee and an employer. The importance of being a team player and being prepared were drilled into me every single day.

I would wake up to the phrase “Aaj Muqabla Hoga,” which means “today there will be war.” This simple phrase means that you step out of bed, ready to face anything and everything the world may throw at you today, both good and bad. I was always taught to wake up and make my bed. I was constantly urged to try and beat my alarm clock as it gives you the sense of a small victory to begin the day. When you come back home after a tiresome day, there will be a well-made bed to welcome you, and that in itself is a certain solace. I urge you all to try it every day and feel the difference.

My dad taught me a few things when I decided to quit my comfortable corporate job and venture into the dark and murky world of entrepreneurship (if anyone tells you that entrepreneurship is all rainbows and unicorns, they are lying, or they took over a well-run family business). Based on my readings and internet research, I came across a leadership framework created by the Indian Armed Forces called the “Z-Kitbag” (Capt. Raghu Raman of the Indian Armed Forces does a fantastic Ted Talk on this).

Following this simple framework helped me set up my first company. Now, as I settle into this new leadership role in a new industry, I try to implement these lessons here as well.

As we step into the new year, I hope these lessons can help you as they helped me. This is going to be a bit of a read. But trust me, it’s worth the time!

You may be wondering, “why do I need battlefield principles in the corporate world” a valid question. Whether on the battlefield or in a boardroom, leadership is the thin line between success and failure. The armed forces leadership is one where you cannot afford mistakes because, unlike the mistakes we make in the boardroom, they have no second chances. Their mistakes come home in body bags and are not just a line on a graph we show to shareholders.

Military commanders use the Z-Kitbag framework at all levels to develop plans and brief their teams. It has been refined over thousands of years and has stood the test of time. Let’s dive into the meaning of the acronym “Z-Kitbag.”

Z is for Zamini Nishan, which is a scan of the environment. In battle, it is essential to understand the landscape in which you are fighting. Every single soldier needs to be aware of the battlefield’s characteristics and boundaries. Like soldiers, business leaders, and the “troops” they lead, all need to understand the business landscape and the barriers they may face.

K is for Khabar, which means intelligence. In battle, this means completely understanding your enemy, including strengths, weaknesses, and even their culture. Good leaders also understand the capabilities of their own Army. This kind of intelligence comes from various sources, such as competitive analysis or SWOT analysis in a business context. Good business leaders make decisions by turning information into knowledge.

I is for Irada, which is the strategic intent. Every mission, operation, or battle should have a clearly defined objective that should be measurable and met within a specific time frame. My father used to say that information from the top was communicated to every last soldier within 18 minutes in the Army. Military leaders need to determine what information must be passed down to the next level to ensure the directions are clear, complete, and achievable. Any miscommunication can be the difference between life and death.

In the corporate world, we clearly define our purpose and objective in vision and mission statements. Within robust organizations, every single employee can recite the mission statement, and every employee works towards this goal within their defined job parameters. Employees are performing different tasks, depending on their role. Still, all tasks work in coordination to achieve the same, singular objective of the organization. We, as leaders, must also foster a culture of accountability and responsibility. In other terms, employees must be able to assume orders in the absence of orders based on the singular purpose of the organization.

T is for Tariqa, which is the strategy used to achieve the clearly defined objective. These strategies are incredibly detailed to avoid discrepancies or confusion. Plans are also clearly defined and include the who, what, where, when, why, and how to accomplish the mission. In business, we strategize and create detailed action plans that include the same 5’Ws, as stated above. Additionally, we set SMART goals (simple, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based).

B is for Bandobast, which is the resources and structure. In the military, this refers to the planning and execution of missions. Where and when do we infiltrate? When the task is complete, where is the rendezvous point? What constitutes a success or a failure? In business, we plan campaigns and initiatives rather than missions. We ideate, plan, execute and measure the effectiveness of our efforts and resources. We create contingency plans to address unforeseen results.

A is for Administration and logistics. This may refer to how much ammunition is needed, what vehicles are required, or how the soldiers prepare. In business, we analyze the past and forecast the future to determine resource needs and timelines. This can be considered adequate enterprise resource planning and supply chain management.

Lastly, G is for Ghari Milao, which means synchronization. In military operations, all watches must be synchronized with the commander’s clock. Even the slightest time discrepancy can undo years of planning and coordination. The lesson here is aligning all efforts within the organization. It is essential to be clear and concise. Any non-binary communication presents an opportunity for ambiguity and misunderstandings – which is not something you need from your troops on the battlefield.

The Z-Kitbag tool is several centuries old and has stood the test of time. As you plan for 2020, I urge you to consider what lessons you can incorporate into your business or role.

Hindsight is 2020: Looking back on the 2010s and preparing for 2020

Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience

3-minute read time

Originally Posted By Arvind David on LinkedIn

When you are emotionally invested in anything (a hobby, a cause, or even your business), specific sentences can trigger emotions inside you. In our business, it’s the statement, “I wish I knew about your product a few months ago! I could’ve saved so much time and money on my project.”

On the one hand, we are satisfied with the impact of our messaging and that our value proposition is straightforward and robust. Even when we receive this response, we hope they will consider our innovation for a future project or recommend us to a colleague in the same position. On the other hand, we are saddened that we didn’t reach them in time. As an organization, we are all invested in the founding principle of our organization, “simple, robust, and reliable. Nothing more, nothing less”. We are all constantly pushed to ask ourselves, “what could we have done better?”

This statement hit me hard from a client in the Middle East who overspent more than $1 million on their digital transformation project. In this case, the client had heard about us but refused to believe that we could deliver on the outcomes we were projecting. The client was unwilling to take a different approach and decided to move forward with another vendor pushing traditional network design philosophies.

The client reached out to us after struggling to complete their project for six months. They had read one of our case studies and were facing all the issues we said they would. The client wanted to know if we could salvage anything. Unfortunately, it was too late, and we believed we could not create a “win-win” scenario for all parties involved. The reseller got in touch with us immediately with a few opportunities that they wanted us to help with. The reseller could now clearly see our value, but at what cost to the customer? It was during this conversation that the end-user mentioned to me, “hindsight is 20/20.”

Collectively, we have helped our customers save over $200 million (and counting) while helping our partners accelerate over $500 million in revenues. We continue to simplify and accelerate IP modernization due to our unique value prop of greater distances over any cable type. We are vendor agnostic and have strong partnerships with the top Unified Communications and physical security manufacturers.

But still, the loss of one end-user affects us as a team. Not monetarily, but from a broader standpoint of knowing that the potential customer could have achieved much better outcomes if all parties involved were more willing to accept change and innovation.

This article goes out to all our partners and potential customers. As we look back on the 2010s and look forward to 2020 and beyond, we do not want to hear, “I wish I knew about your product six months ago.” Let us help you ensure your foresight is 2020 – in 2020! No matter what infrastructure you have, what reach you need, or what endpoint you are looking to enable, let us help you achieve a better outcome. Let’s make 2020 a year of brilliant foresight! Happy Holiday’s folks!

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Creating a Win-Win for All

Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience

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Originally Posted By Arvind David on LinkedIn

When satellite television reached India, and my parents were finally able to afford a connection, I became fascinated with talk shows. We didn’t get many talk shows on our local television channels. I was able to watch a few boring interviews here and there, but nothing like Oprah Winfrey was doing in the United States.

Over the years, I have become a big fan of many talk show hosts and still diligently follow their shows. One particular event from the Oprah Winfrey show in 2010 is something I will never forget. I’m sure many of you know what I’m referring to, it was the show where Oprah gave everyone in the audience a car. “You get a car, and you get a car… everyone is a winner!” I will not easily forget these words.

This became the seed that would lead me into a path of questioning how marketing works! It looks like such a magnificent gesture on the outset. However, dive deeper, and you will see a win-win situation for all involved. The audience, the talk show host, and the sponsors all stand to gain something from this. No matter how much this moment tugged on your heartstrings, it’s important to understand that every player stood to gain something.

This event shaped my career path. The lessons I learned that day would stay with me and influence many decisions I would make in my career. I realized that there were never any arguments with partners, colleagues, or clients. There were only negotiations. If I could negotiate the best result for everyone involved, that was a win-win.

As I had mentioned in a previous article, I am a highly functional laggard, and now many of my life decisions are influenced by the term “win-win.” I chose the jobs in which I knew the product was a good fit for the customers. I refused jobs in which I knew were not the best solution I could sell. If I was not able to convince myself about the value of a product, I knew I would never be able to convince someone else to buy it. I have had friends call me out on this, saying I dodged challenges, but I call it the path of least resistance!

A few days ago, I heard from a colleague about this beautiful concept, which creates a win-win situation for everyone involved in an industry that I never thought to be possible. The lotteries! The zip code lottery that is run by the Dutch is a novel concept. I am not going to delve deep into the details, you can read this article to know more. They have worked to create a system that benefits all participants, even charity organizations. You may point out that there are still losers in this. Fair, but compared to other lotteries, the losers know that they have contributed to some charity. Maybe you don’t win money, but at least you’ve earned some good karma points (if you believe in that stuff)! If you still want to argue that this is not a real win-win situation, I welcome your comments. I am always open to new perspectives, and please remember when you comment, it is never an argument; it’s a negotiation!

As an organization, we always work towards creating a win-win scenario in everything we do. Oliver Emmanuel and John Croce, the founders of our organizations, always believed our products were best for partners and customers in every possible way. It is the most efficient and cost-effective solution. If you have a digital transformation project, we can help you reduce infrastructure costs so you can buy a car, more IP applications, or more devices – however, you want to spend the savings!

Together with our partners, we have helped customers collectively save over $200 million in infrastructure costs. Our partners have accelerated over $500 million in total revenue while allocating more of the customer’s budget to better IP endpoints and applications. If this is not a win-win in our industry, I don’t know what is!

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We’re Wired to Take the Path of Least Resistance

Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience

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Originally Posted By Arvind David on LinkedIn

I recently read an article based on a university in London that discovered something we knew all along about the human species. Still, we all collectively denied it: We’re LAZY!

Of course, this isn’t a trait unique to humans. As a famous Gen – Y influencer once said,

“everything takes the path of least resistance: water, electricity, and Google maps.”

Scientific studies have started to question whether man domesticated wolves or wolves evolved into domestic dogs because it was easier to scavenge on human trash than to track down prey.

This article is not about condemning being lazy, but about discussing how sometimes laziness can be used to our advantage. I am a very lazy person myself. It does shock many people around me who know my career path and know the hours I work to manage my multiple businesses. I am super lazy, and that is the truth. I am a lazy guy who finds the easiest way to finish a task to move on to the next task and use the time I save to take a break. This is what I call efficient laziness. This is what I believe is the path of least resistance.

Jokes aside, the path of least resistance is the most intelligent way to do things in most situations. One such situation is the digital transformation of your organization. Our collective experience in the industry as an organization and my personal experience working with companies trying to upgrade to IP has been one of great learning. When you offer people an innovative and easy solution, I have learned that they are almost always skeptical.

You back it up with proof that the largest federal agency globally, the largest space agency in the world, and thousands of other organizations have benefited from this. They try their best to make an excuse as to why it wouldn’t work for them. They tell me they would prefer taking the traditional approach, costing them more and wasting resources, time, and money.

So I now question this study. If we are all wired to take the path of least resistance, then why is it an uphill struggle for us to embrace change or paradigm-shifting technology that will make life easier? Is this evolution’s way of weeding out the weak something like “survival of the smartest”? I don’t have the answer, but I encourage you all to think about this. Ask yourself, if there is an easy way, which is proven to be efficient to solve a problem but is new to you and goes against everything you have learned, are you going to stay in your comfort zone and let your education interfere with your ability to learn and implement new things? Food for thought for the weekend!

If you are interested in learning more about a new way of approaching any digital transformation problems you have, book some time with our digital transformation experts and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

As a vendor-agnostic solution, we try our best to have all the answers!

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Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience

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Originally Posted By Arvind David on LinkedIn

Take a moment and think about the biggest challenge you have faced in your life. Did you conquer it, or did it conquer you? There was one small thing that separated you from either victory or failure – that small thing was the first step!

99% of ideas are never seen by the world because the risk was not taken to try something new; something that went against the grain. It is better to have tried and lost than never to have tried at all. I remember drinking at an abandoned graveyard with a friend of mine in college (don’t judge me, we have all done crazy things we regret), and in the wisdom that only two doubles of whiskey can offer, he said:

“In each and every grave here lies buried a great idea which never saw the light of day, and it’s all because they had other commitments that drove them to the grave first.”

I remember laughing at his comment that day. But now I think more and more about how many times we have regretted not trying something new because it did not fall within the norms of what we were taught was correct. How many times have we let our education prevent our knowledge growth? As I grew in my career, it also aligned with the toppling of giants who refused to begin their journey of change or acceptance to new technologies because the old ways were correct. Case-in-point, KODAK!

Change is the only constant in life. The beauty of change is that it will always catch you off guard; will always sneak up on you. I’m not saying that you have to embrace each and every new concept that comes your way. That is not humanly possible. All I’m saying is that we should begin to accept that there may be a better way to do something and we should always be open to new ideas.

We offer a new way of thinking in terms of your network design and creating a simple, robust, and reliable IT backbone for your smart devices. Why not begin today by learning about a new way? Whether it is the right way or the wrong way, I leave it up to you to decide. Still, over 1,000 organizations have collectively saved over $100 million by applying this new idea!

It’s time to BEGIN…

If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to the end of my article. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day. I leave you all with a fitting quote from Jack Welsh to think about as you start this week…

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”

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Are We Averse to Change for the Better?

Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience

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Originally Posted By Arvind David on LinkedIn

Before Ray Tomlinson (or V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, for those who buy into those claims) invented Email (and then Sabeer Bhatia made it easy for common use), fax transmissions were the only way to deliver and send communications electronically. When I look at the efficiency that Email has produced, I’m sure many of us (at least us 80’s kids) have marveled at this technology that makes life so easy. However, the transition from Fax to Email was quite a journey.

Sadly, this is the case with every paradigm-shifting technology. The rate of acceptance in the initial days is usually slow, and the technology is met with a lot of skepticism. I’m sure if we could travel back in time and meet the nay-sayers of Email, we would want to educate them on what they are losing out on. It can be challenging to comprehend why smart people are so averse to change?

I now find myself in a very similar position. NVT Phybridge develops paradigm-shifting technology that makes the move IP so simple that some people find it hard to believe. Decades of deep-rooted industry bias have applied blinders to many who work in networking. We make digital transformation so simple, secure, and cost-effective that they are unable to accept it.

I too was skeptical when my Uncle first told me about his UniPhyer invention. I had basic knowledge of networking at the time and was skeptical.

Over the past 10+ years, I have seen the results and the incredible benefits to end-users and partners. With over $100 million in cumulative customer savings, I know we are on the right path.

We are now seeing the industry recognize the value and the impact we are having. Frost & Sullivan recently asked the same question my Uncle did years ago: is there a better way to modernize to IP and the Internet of Things? Frost & Sullivan researched companies that took a different approach and consulted NVT Phybridge as they developed the Modern LAN whitepaper.

I think we can all agree that “modern problems require modern solutions!”. We believe that you cannot adequately support smart devices on outdated network design philosophies and expect them to perform to their fullest. You don’t need to create several tons of e-waste and destroy the planet to complete a digital transformation project. You just need to be open-minded and willing to learn about new technologies and strategies.

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Why Am I Here?

Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience

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Originally posted by Arvind David on LinkedIn

When I posted this link about my new role at NVT Phybridge, I was honestly overwhelmed by the number of personal notes I received congratulating me on my move. However, one of the messages that really struck a chord with me was from an old friend and well-wisher of my late uncle Oliver Emmanuel, the founder of the organization I am now a part of. He asked me if I felt I was ready to carry on the legacy that Oliver had left behind. He asked me very bluntly if I thought that I was the right fit for the role given my software background and given that this was an OEM.

His question got me thinking. Why am I here? Is this the right move? Will my skill-sets be put to good use at this organization? The answer dawned on me from the most unexpected of places, my Mom! She reminded me that everything I am today and everything I have learned through my entrepreneurship journey has all been under the watchful eye of Oliver.

If I was to compare my life to the famous book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki, Oliver was my rich dad. He always forced me to think differently, taught me to keep it simple, and instilled in me the value of reading. Oliver pushed me to get my Master’s Degree in Business Administration and was very adamant that I enhance my existing software skills with marketing knowledge. In his own special way, he groomed me for this role and to lead this team of talented youngsters, who never fail to impress me every single day. I wake up every morning wondering what my team will impress me with today!

I have been an indirect part of the NVT Phybridge journey since the inception of the organization via the weekly international phone calls from Oliver. From where it started to where it is today has been a remarkable journey to watch. The genius of Oliver’s invention combined with the business acumen and work ethic of John Croce has created an organization that is primarily concerned with solving problems for end-users over anything else.

It is a moment of pride for me every day I step into my office and look over at the poster of Oliver on the wall with his quote “Simple, Robust, Reliable. Nothing More, Nothing Less.”

Everything different about us as an organization is summed up perfectly in this blog. I urge you all to take a moment to browse through this and understand how we are changing the conversation with our paradigm-shifting technology!

If you want to learn more about what we do, or you feel that there is an organizational pain point that we can solve, please take a look at my calendar and book a meeting. Always happy to help!

I would like to end by quoting one of my favorite inventors Dean Kamen “Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turns into innovation.”

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