Name: Kannan Janardhanan
Location: New York
Role: Director Business Development
Expert at: Building relationships
Favorite app: iTunes Movie Trailers
Currently watching: The Mandalorian
Currently reading: Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
What does a business mindset come down to?
It is about the passion to create and narrate stories and being able to learn in the process. Being creative, flexible and having a bit of patience usually results in great business stories.
Where do you see the most interesting change in the sector you support?
TMT is a sector which is constantly changing and the lines between respective industries become increasingly blurred. Here, the adoption of advanced technologies and platforms happens at a faster rate and with the 5G boost, we’re now seamlessly connecting the virtual and the real world.
Who was your childhood hero?
No doubt there can only be one answer here – Kapil Dev, an Indian cricket all-rounder.
What’s your superpower?
That would be listening and learning.
What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned this year?
2020 has been a year of resilience. Being flexible and grateful has never been more important.