Community interviews: Sayanee, Tolga, Ioan

by C:F Team on 22nd April, 2010 at 3:06 PM CEST

Challenge:Future is launching a series of short interviews that will feature the most active and successful members of the C:F community. The first interview features:



Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Sayanee: "I see myself as leading business strategies in a global consumer technology company. I love technology and how it is benefiting all of us. In future, technology will be a seamless part of our life. With high connectivity and "ubiqiotous" way of life, consumer technology will come to benefit all people despite geography and cost. I would like to be heading such strategies and collaborations across companies, people and geography. That excites me now and I believe it will still excite me 10 years later!"

Tolga: "I'm sure that I'll be an expert in a specific area - maybe European Union or Energy - and also be an ideal candidate of a leader for the long-term period."

Ioan: "I see several ways. One of the best - I am the leader of some influential organization."

What is the most daring thing you did in your life?

Sayanee: "I travelled in Europe on my own 2 years back despite having never ventured out of India and Singapore. That one experience opened up my eyes. I was convinced that the heaven we all call exists right here on earth with its beautiful people and places. It was a truly humbling experience and more importantly i came to understand, despite all our tremendous diversity, all of humanity only craves for love and peace. And i hope to repeat this experience real soon, commencing with the CF Summit this summer!"

Tolga: "Being myself and self-confident is the most daring thig that I did in my life."

Ioan: "My life is a dangerous experiment, this is my way (may be). I have dared at it."

If you were a world leader for a month, what would you change?

Sayanee: "One month is challenging and short period of time :) I would take each week to travel to one region in the other 4 continents: America, Asia, Europe, Africa... and choose one place where there is a lack of technology and education. For one week I will stay in this area and call on youths/entrepreneurs to share their own ideas for the world. I would record these experiences and release them through my blog. I don't think I would be able to "make a change", but through sharing of what I have learnt in my travels, I hope my archived travel findings will inspire more people to setup infrastructures and solutions for these places. What i would have done in the one month will be the commencement for actual actions!"

Tolga: "One month is enough for me, at least, I could start the beginning of radical changes in the world structure and also youth's position in this sense."

Ioan: "During one month? nothing. Normal leaders lead all life."

What are you personally doing to make the world better?

Sayanee: "My essay on "Open Community" aptly describes what I am doing and what I believe in. I am engaging in many exciting activities with the collaboration of open community members to encourage new ideas, innovation and open sharing. I engage voluntarily in MIT Enterprise (Singapore Chapter) to help start-up scene in Singapore and encourage the growth and expansion of new technology ideas. I believe startup scene in any country is the tangible outcome of a new idea. I am also the founder of Ignite Singapore and currently I am setting up the infrastructure and hope to have the first event by August 2010. I believe through open sharing forums like this, I am engaging in implementing a platform where people can share openly in diverse areas of passion and interests. Lastly, Challenge:Future! I would love to engage myself even after my term as the YAB member is up! It is important that all kinds of ideas are given a platform to express especially in its infancy. I'm loving the depth of discussion and friendship that I am having through this C:F and I would like to do more!"

Tolga: "Now developing myself and mekin observation from the world perspective."

Ioan: "Sometimes i can give a good advice."

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marjolein van Mooselar

marjolein van Mooselar

Fresh views and inspiring stories! Good to know who will be where in 10 years ...

23rd April, 2010 @ 2:11 PM CEST

Saad Khan

Saad Khan | Action team | CF Chapters

sayanee i see the next Bill Gates in you dude .. :)

23rd April, 2010 @ 6:23 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

wow.. what an idea... c:F is always ready wid something new...
int of vry famous ppl of C:F

all 3 hv their own way for the world and themselves..

i think sayane is in top gear for speech.. (it seems from the length of the answers.. ha ha.. just kidding ..) .. u r simply superb..

hope to see tolga at maxico in next COP in 2011... ;) ... dude i lik yr clarity of thoughts.. :)

Ioan is always diff with his comments n views..

23rd April, 2010 @ 10:00 PM CEST

Sayanee Basu

Sayanee Basu | Action team | CF Chapters

@Saad & Jatin: LOL thanks for your encouragement guys! But, I must say I have a lot more to learn :)

25th April, 2010 @ 5:09 PM CEST

Zhikica Pagovski

Zhikica Pagovski | Action team | CF Chapters

bravo guys! keep the strong C:F spirit!

26th April, 2010 @ 8:47 AM CEST

Krste Kostoski

Krste Kostoski | CF Chapters

Like all the stories...And I am happy to meet you all in Bled. See you guys

26th April, 2010 @ 11:59 AM CEST

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra | Action team

Very interesting all the responses!!!

30th April, 2010 @ 9:18 PM CEST

Faisal Tahir

Faisal Tahir

Loan is hilarious (and also realistic). I also like Tolga's confidence, i hope he gets the chance to make a change that he deserves. As for Sayanee, my two cents wouldnt do justice to the efforts she has put into this! top work,

10th September, 2010 @ 9:05 AM CEST

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