People are more interested in hearing from practitioners from progressive companies or have peer to peer interactions, than hear from inspirational keynotes. Though Jeff Bezos scored the highest, only 4.7% of the respondents listed him, compared to 9% for amazon. Notably 10 years ago over 30% of respondents mentioned Jim collins, and 15 years ago over 40% of respondents mentioned Jack Welsh. people are now looking for practical tactics, how to, what to, from practitioners who have done, in companies they admire.
Vijay Bajaj,Founder and CEO of BTOES has founded, built and sold two successful market-leading businesses. The first in London, UK in the office equipment distribution sector, which he launched in 1991 and sold to Ingram Micro in 1999, after which he took a year off and traveled around India with his wife. The second headquartered out of Chicago, IL, in the large-scale commercial B2B conference sector, which was launched in 2001 and sold in 2012.
In 2012 he retired to spend time with family and focus on meditation.
In 2015 he was looking for the next challenge and founded and is currently CEO of the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES), which has become the largest senior-level cross-industry event within the sector, BTOES.com, and BTOESInsights.com a professional online content platform for senior-level executives involved in continuous improvement, which has grown to over 188,000 subscribers.
He is also an angel investor, mentor, and board advisor.
Vijay lives in Stanmore, Middlesex, UK, with his wife Reshma, son Armaan, and labrador Archie.
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