- Ajay Bhatla makes things happen that improve the lives of individuals and organizations. Born into a family that moved to a new city roughly every 8 months and one that relished its four-a-day leisurely teatimes, Ajay alchemized a creative, participative, investigative, and confident demeanor and made new friends and influenced people of different ethnicities and from varied cultures focused on their individual interests and perspectives. This talent to bridge differences and find common ground, an affable personality, and formal training as a technologist and as an engineer have made it easy for Ajay to serve as a "College Application and Writing Coach" for over 60 college-bound teenagers mortified by the need to select a college major, write an essay that reveals their passion, complete college applications on schedule, and, in many a case, communicate and interact with their parents and guardians during this process. This same talent and desire to help individuals at life's crossroads convinced Ajay to supplement his corporate executive career by, in the early 90s, designing and establishing a "Multimedia Training Program for Displaced Workers" at Fullerton College, co-founding an organization (Digital Bayside) in the mid-90s that helped over 300 workers transition from their traditional "analog" entertainment industry careers into the digital computer animation and gaming age, and co-founding an "Internet Start-up Roundtable" at Caltech in the late-90s to mentor over 50 budding entrepreneurs seeking to work at their dream job. "Technology is any change that improves" is Ajay's work philosophy (http://bhatla.blogspot.com) and "Seek change and be adaptable" is Ajay's lifestyle, as he continues sharing pots of hot tea with his family, old friends, and recent acquaintances at his home in Santa Monica, California, and on his frequent business and personal travels within the U.S. and around the world.
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