Ex: What is one truth you believe in that most people disagree with you on?
Harish: As a leader of a large organization, I strongly believe in the amalgamation of diverse skills of teams for success. A good team brings to the table diversity of thoughts, creativity, perspectives, opportunities, and problem-solving approaches. I encourage constructive criticism which is healthy and strengthens accountability and can help make effective decisions faster, than when done alone.
Ex: Leadership quotes that you live by (Can be multiple)
Harish: There are a lot of leadership quotes that I live by. Few are as below:
● “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” by Nelson Mandela.
● “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Ex: Some productivity apps and technologies you use in your daily life?
Harish: 1.Teams: The app which lets me stay connected to all my colleagues and conduct meetings on my laptop and phone has been a boon during these times.
2.To Do apps: App that helps me to first list everything that I need to get done no matter how small it is. This helps me to organize my daily tasks
3.Amazon Kindle: My travel companion and the best way to carry your favorite books
Ex: What is your technology detox like?
Harish: From staying fit to connected with people, technology has become a crucial part of my life. But for everything, there has to be a balance. The key to maintaining balance in our hyper-connected world is adopting healthy and sustainable habits around the way we use tech so that you are in control of it.
Ex: What’s coming next from Acer?
Harish: Acer is bringing 5G tech-enabled laptops to the market that offers much faster data download and upload speed. Also, we believe that there is a drastic increase in the creation and consumption of content which encourages us to introduce concepts, especially for creators and designers. For AI-based technology, Acer is bringing customized solutions across industries. For example, smart wearable devices, smart parking, smart water meter, and air quality monitor. We believe in the coming future, digital communication, tools for mobile working might become the preferred form of communication. AI and IoT will also play a major role in the future to assist enterprises or individuals to engage in communication more easily and effectively. That’s also what Acer is focusing on at the moment. Through AI and IoT, we are determined to offer a smarter and more convenient lifestyle for people.