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A quick glance at OND - 2013... “Inculcating the spirit of bonding and oneness in 1neotericians and their extended families” Feb, 2014

Hope you celebrated the start of 2014 in good spirits with family and friends. Now that we are more than a month into the New Year, it would be great to take few moments out and have a quick look back. The last year was special in so many ways and we heartily thank you for your support, perseverance and loyalty which made it so.“2013” will be remembered as a year of great challenges - as well as great accomplishments. The last year marked some of our major organizational decisions including our historic shift from the old Corporate office to an all new one, our investment in processes that enhanced our business capabilities, the transition from the erstwhile ERP system to a robust, secured and detailed ERP- Microsoft Dynamics Navision, the integration of the One Leap Team within 1neoteric, to name a few. It also witnessed the start of our crucial 2.0 campaign led by the NMCC that followed our Annual Kick- Off Meet held in July. This campaign boosted the spirit of the neoteric Premier League (NPL) contest launched during the Kick-Off Meet and effectively enabled us to imbibe the right attitude required for organizational and personal excellence. “2013” was also when we enhanced our value-added offerings by taking our solutions and services to the next level. We had major wins both in terms of vendor sign-ups as well as customer acquisitions; we actively took the market-approach and showcased the solution offerings by participating in events like Interop, Broadcast and Infocomm. In 2014, we aim to build on this success and fulfill our vision of becoming the ‘Nation’s Most Preferred, BestIn-Class, Profitable Technology Value-Added Distributor’ and create new markets. Very importantly,“2013” was indeed also the year of the muchplanned Diwali Family Get Together @ 1neoteric - our Second Home that helped us bond not just as “1neoteric Family” but also connect with Family Members of all 1neotericians- our extended Family. These achievements have given us a strong foundation for the future and we have entered the New Year with purpose, and meaningful goals. Equally important is to mention what has not changed: our commitment to our customer and our values that guide us all along. With need to continue chasing our goals with the 2.0 spirit. The New Year is fast unfolding and we would still say, Welcome to 2014, dear 1neotericians as this is just the beginning of a whole new year; we have big opportunities in front of us this year and we need to seize them all with renewed energy and direction.


Business Events


F1 MRM Event


Awards & Accolades


1neoteric celebrations


At 1neoteric, we strive to see you enjoy your work, scale up your capabilities and grow unstoppably. Thanks to the efforts of our teams and the support from their respective families, we have miles to go... So, keep it coming for a great year ahead! It means so much to us. We endeavor to strike the perfect work-life balance here, and make 1neoteric the true breeding ground for talent and one of the most preferred places to work with. Wishing you and your family good health, happiness and prosperity all throughout the year. Cheers!!! Paras Shah & Dipti Shah

Special?? Diwali Family Get Together !!!


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NMCC SPEAK RAJEN MATA “2013 was an exceptional year for all of us as a ‘family’. The spirit, the involvement, the camaraderie was visible even beyond the workplace ….we worked and we had fun …. we overcame many challenges and always moved ahead with renewed energy and vigour ….. and now onto 2014 as “1neoteric” for not only success and growth but also enjoyment and happiness. Good luck and God bless!”

ANUP NAIR “2013 was an eventful year. The 2.0 campaign has indeed been the catalyst for change at all levels and most importantly, within ourselves in making all of us more performance-driven, innovative and passionate at work. As we begin a new journey from here, I wish everyone a happy and prosperous new 2014. Let’s create milestones as we move forward…”

SANJAY JOTWANI “Wish to express gratitude for the singleminded focus, and approach of all fellow1neotericians, in realizing the dream of having “1neoteric” come together as ONE FAMILY. It would not have been possible without the relentless support and sacrifices of respective families who have stood behind us in all times. Wishing each and everyone who made it possible, a fantastic, prosperous, and joyous year ahead!”

CLETUS PAIS “Wishing all 1neotericians and their families a Very Happy New Year 2014! As we look back at 2013, we have a lot to thank for the year gone by. The achievements have been tough in a harsh business environment; we overcame the challenges together. This has made us stronger, wiser and brought us closer as “1neoteric family”. We embarked on a journey called 2.0 which has made us reinvent ourselves and the journey continues in 2014. The year 2014 comes with great opportunity and the 1neoteric family is poised to make the change. So let’s make 2014 a memorable year and surpass everyone’s expectation, including our own …”

RAKESH KAUL “Wishing All 1neotericians and their Families a Very Happy New Year. We closed last month (Dec) and the year on a very positive note, and this has given us confidence that we are on the right track. All the support that you have extended is bearing fruits and I am sure we will rise and shine again, and in a new Avatar (neoteric 2.0)!!! We are definitely on our way towards become a lot more agile, responsive and future-looking organization; this journey had commenced with a change in our approach and strategy last year. We had our share of ups and downs; however, this also made us more resilient and strong to be able to convert adversity into opportunity. I am sure we’ll have a rocking year ahead …..Cheers!!!!”

BALRAJ VIRDI ‘Wishing the entire family a very “Happy New Year 2014”! The Year 2013 was a year of “turnaround” for all of us, wherein our target was to achieve 2.0, and yes we did see the change. This change towards being 2.0 would give us our results in coming days. All the best for the Year 2014.”


“My friends, sincerely, I will not stop wishing that your journey through this world will be touched by kindness, inspired by wisdom, graced with understanding and kept safe from all harm. May God continue to bless you and your family with divine light, love and power that will bring much love, joy, peace, inner strength and overflowing abundance in your home and your ‘Second Home’- 1 neoteric. Happy New Year!!!”

SUNIL KHETAN “Would like to wish all 1neotericians a happy and prosperous 2014 !The industry had a tough year in 2013, but we, with our focussed approach driven by 2.0 movement, managed to stay put on our course and also drive the changes required to become truly NEOTERIC 2.0. and thereby, share the prosperity with all 1neotericians and family members.”

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NTS showcases offerings neoteric saw a flurry of activities in the latter half of 2013 which included NTS’s participation at Infocomm India 2013, Broadcast India 2013 and Interop 2013, all in a row and the launch of ‘neoteric In Your City’, to name a few. At Infocomm, the NTS Team showcased products, solutions and services that included leading brands like AJA, AlcatelLucent, AMX, Cybernetyx, Harman, Kramer, LG, Matrox, NEC, Panasonic, Polycom and Wallflower while at Broadcast India, the brands were AJA, Canon, Dell, LG, Matrox, Promise and Wacom. At Interop, it was Alcatel-Lucent, AMX, Dell, Emerson, Leviton, LG and Wallflower. With in-depth training and live demonstrations, our Team helped visitors explore and understand how new transformative technologies can be put to practice and integrated, to avail maximum benefits.

Xplore & Evolve for Intel Meanwhile, we resumed with our Xplore & Evolve events for Intel in Ranchi and Raipur to generate awareness for Intel products and solutions amongst the partner community, train them on how to position and upsell the products in the market, and help them work towards better business understanding and growth. Previously, we had conducted similar events for Intel in Surat, Coimbatore, Patna, Jammu and Guwahati.

neoteric In Your City

OND- 2013 saw us aggressively bolstering our channel-empowerment plans and engaging more and more with partners and customers. We launched ‘neoteric in your city’ (NIYC) in November 2013 as an all-new initiative to provide an impetus to our channel-engagement plan across cities, empower our branches to identify new business opportunities and also communicate about our product portfolio in different locations. As part of ‘NIYC’, trained promoters with our ‘Sales Champs’ visit different cities/markets and connect with the channel partners there. The campaign kick started in Hyderabad and Chennai in November and eventually covered pan-India locations in December which included Gurgaon, Ludhiana, Bhatinda, Patiala, Madurai, Salem, Rajkot, Jaipur, Dehradun, Patna, Bhopal, Raipur and Pondicherry; Lava, Lenovo, Wacom and LaCie products were included during the same. This platform will propel our traction with existing partners and retailers, and expand our market-reach with newer partners.

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F1’s MRM event in Delhi F1 conducted its three-day MRM (Management Review Meet) event, “Transform 2 Succeed”, on 24th Oct. in Delhi. In his speech, Shammi Moza spoke about the growth opportunities in the IT/ Mobile sector and how F1 needs to be known as the trusted service center in IT/ Mobile sector. He also unveiled F1’S new logo. Paras Shah mentioned how F1’s belief of being Simple, Clean and Honest is based on the 3 important Principles of Trust, Reliability & Assurance. He added that F1 should be THE BEST in the industry in terms of manpower, retention and customer-service. By alluding to the classic examples of Indigo airlines and Café Coffee Day (CCD), he emphasized how F1 should soon become a name to reckon with. Alongside presentations by Paras Shah and F1’s Directors, the event included presentations (product team, regional and interdepartmental) by many F1 members. F1 members were divided into 5 teams with Bollywood- centric names - F1 Express, Chak De F1, U ME Aur F1, Special F1 and Gangs of F1, and a lot of interactive activities like games, quiz contest, screening of inspirational videos etc. were conducted amongst them. F1 members had a great ‘bonding’ time during the Gala Dinner on the 2nd day of the event. All F1 Members who performed well in 2012-13 were felicitated during the Awards Night that day. The entire Team from Delhi Corporate office attended the same. The 3rd day marked the launch of F1’s new ERP (‘SMART’) for better management of customer services, inventory & warehouse, service operations and finance.

Awards & Accolades

neoteric was awarded by Gigabyte in Nov, 2013 for focused national distribution

neoteric was awarded by SME channels Magazine in Nov, 2013 as one of the top 10 Value added distributors (VADs)

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Activities @ Sparsh Helping each other (‘symbiosis’) in whatever small ways one can, is the binding thought with which we ( through our social welfare initiativeSparsh) reach out to NGOs like “Save The Children”, “Goonj” etc.

Dipti Shah Director

During the Diwali time in November, we extended our support to less privileged children by contributing clothes, food etc. Earlier in the year, together with Save The Children- India, we assembled and set up PCs for few underprivileged students to facilitate the availability of PCs and enable computer literacy amongst them. The sight of sheer happiness on their faces while sitting at their workstations was indeed overwhelming !

NPL Winners WEST1 Rajkot Ankit Sheth WEST 2 Pune Puneet Vijayan SOUTH 1 Bangalore Pawan Kumar Jha SOUTH 2 Chennai Duraipandi M EAST Bhubaneshwar Sitendra Kumar Nanda



NORTH 1 Jaipur Amit Saini NORTH 2 Delhi Saurabh Kumar

Best Business Group : Component

Best Zone : West II

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1neoteric celebrations

Navratri / Garba



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Diwali Celebrations@1neoteric During the ‘Diwali’ time, just as every house is decorated so was our second home- 1neoteric. On the eve of Diwali, the PAN India offices of 1neoteric were abuzz with fun-filled activities which culminated into the much-planned Diwali Get Together of 1neotericians & Families about a week later, on the 9th of Nov., 2013. Various competitions like Rangoli, Creativity & Craft, Drawing Competition for Little 1neotericians (‘Chhotu Ka Kamaal’), Mithaai Making Competition etc. were conducted which added excitement to the festive mood.

@HO... On the 9th, the Hospitality Team extended a warm welcome to the families and the character of Krissh (played by Sandeep Dhuli) stationed himself at the entrance to entertain all Little 1neotericians the very moment they stepped into our second home. The evening commenced with the neoteric Anthem (“Itni Shakti Hamei De Na Daata…”) and Lighting of the Lamp by Harshad Shah, Paras Shah, Dipti Shah and Sharda Shah. In his opening note, PHS welcomed neoteric and all its associate companies - F1, Plus Plus and One Leap, along with their respective families and thanked all of them for coming together as ONE FAMILY. The event became an instant hit with the power-packed performances by the talented 1neotericians and their family-members. This included singing, dancing, lucky- draws, extempore character-impersonations etc. The little 1neotericians together rocked the stage with their 'lungi dance'; little Niharika Srinivas danced beautifully to 'Radha kaise na jale…’ Siddhant Singh soulfully rendered the bhajan, ‘Achutam Keshvam’ while Heet Jhaveri presented his melodious piano performance. Prarthana Choudhury pleased the audience with her melodious singing of ‘lag ja gale’ and peppy rendition of ‘Ye mera dil’, Minal Pashte impressed them with her energetic latkas -n -jhatkas on the Malvani song, ‘Kolhapur chi mirchi’, and Mahesh Bhave and his spouse presented a well-coordinated salsa performance on the very popular song ‘…Kyun ki tum hi ho’. Harshad Tank took the effort of dressing up as a Navy officer to attract the Little 1neotericians Besides these, there were group performances by the neoteric team ‘The Rising Stars’ and Team F1 on the Lungi dance song.. The family members of 1neotericians got a chance to understand “1neoteric” better while watching the AV presentations created and displayed especially for the occasion. The AVs were based on pertinent themes, namely, ‘A day in a life of a 1neoterician’, ‘Work-play-live-laugh’, ‘Journey of neoteric’ and ‘Bonding- dosti @ neoteric’ One of the key event-highlights was the felicitation of those deserving 1neotericians with the REACH (Reliability, Execution, Attitude, Commitment and Honesty) Awards, who performed outstandingly during the year. The winners of the Rangoli, Garba, Art and Craft etc. competitions were also announced. A special open DJ was arranged for the evening; 1neotericians and their families let themselves loose on the dance floor and danced till they dropped! The evening’s Grand Dinner comprised a mix of delectable, mouth-watering SouthIndian and North Indian dishes and desserts that pampered our taste-buds and enticed even the most calorie-conscious ones from amongst us, to break free of dietresolutions! The closing note was presented by Dipti Shah who thanked everyone for the support in putting the event together. She expressed special gratitude towards their families and said that without their presence and cooperation, this would not have been possible. She highlighted how the dedicated Diwali Committee members and participants planned and rehearsed and even worked on weekends to ensure that the event was a success. As we dispersed from the office, we all felt proud about being a part of the 1neoteric family, and savored our families’ responses manifested by their smiles and words of contentment and gratitude. At other locations as well, all 1neotericians got together as ONE FAMILY and celebrated the festival in a similar manner.

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