TITLE: ULYSSES DERIDING POLYPHEMUS
ARTIST: JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER
MEDIUM: OIL ON CANVAS
LOCATION: NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON
DIMENSIONS: 52.2 IN X 80 IN
Today is my last day with Biotronisc3D, a company which I co-founded in 2005.
Back then, we started Biotronics3D with the big dream to revolutionise our industry. We had a vision for a new technology – everything online, combined with a new business model- SaaS and a new philanthropy model based on medical imaging. Together we tried to create a “controlled” workbench for our crazy ideas and our “what-if” scenario. We managed to build commercial success out of it.
I am leaving the company with our system deployed in 17 countries, we have more than 50,000 users, we receive 600,000 studies per month and sometimes we even reach 1 million studies per month. It is amazing, how far we have come in these years since we started.
Reflecting on today’s occasion, I would like to share a few thoughts.
Companies are like families. We build them with all our heart, putting our tears, blood and sweat into them, with solely one purpose to fulfill, which is to realise our dreams. In a family, we take care of each other’s wellbeing and make sure that everything functions smoothly. We all take care of the responsibilities we have so that we all, together can make our dream come true. The dream of taking our company to the list of the best Radiology companies in Europe, the dream of making it a company which is known for its ability to innovate, its quality products, quality services and commitment to hard work. Together we did that. You are my family.
For 15 years, we all worked like workaholics. Extending working hours, early logins to the systems, working from home, endless time spent flying, we have done it all when work demanded it. In all these years which have passed, we have seen it all – success and failures, highs and lows, celebrations and crisis, everything. But one thing which we never did was to ‘give up’. This, go-getter attitude, our faith in each other and our commitment towards the company are the factors which have brought us where we are. I would never have been able to picture my journey without you people. You have always been my strength and the backbone of the company. You are my family.
Keep innovating, keep experimenting, keep growing and keep celebrating your successes. And most importantly, keep the thirst for the journey. I personally wouldn’t change it for anything.
As for me, it is not too late to seek a newer word. For my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the western stars until I die.