I write this blog from EMC World 2015, taking place at The Venetian in Las Vegas, which has once again proven itself to be a hugely inspiring event. The scale of the production and the quality of the speakers are literally amazing, with keynotes and celebrity performances throughout the agenda.
In addition to business leaders from within EMC and beyond are individuals who have literally redefined what is possible. The road racing giant John McGuinness, who can claim 22 TT wins in 25 years, was on hand earlier in the event to share his experience of breaking through the 130 barrier. John has a current lap record of 131.5 mph.
Another winner who has just given a presentation, but in this case because he doesn’t need wheels is John Maclean. John was hit by an eight-tonne truck. The accident left him an incomplete paraplegic in a wheelchair. 26 years later he completed the Nepean Triathlon as an able-bodied athlete. Defying the odds, John has gone on to establish a foundation which inspires and helps those who need surgery, wheelchairs, house modifications and other types of support.
After his story “to end all stories” John received a standing ovation from over 4000 people. Simply stunning.
Of course no EMC World would be complete without an awards ceremony and I am delighted to be able to report that for the second year running, MTI was awarded the EMC EMEA Award for Service. Our very own Nicolas Naulot collected the award on behalf of the company.
It was an honor for MTI to be on the same stage as these giants and to be acknowledged by EMC in this way.