“Every year if you don’t become 3 years younger, in 3 years you become redundant.”
EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: There are several milestones, both personal and professional, but none that I would qualify as my biggest yet.
EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: ‘‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins and ‘The Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand.
EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: JibJab, Skyview and Prisma.
EX: The next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: Mixed Reality Glasses and the Harley Live Wire.
EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: Clarity of vision, integrity and prudent aggression but always with a sheen of humility.
EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM: The internet and its consistent evolution over the past 30 years, from computing to smartphones to IOT.
EX: Your ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: Technology has an inherent disruption built into it, but disruption needn’t be bad for the environment. What mankind has done to the planet over the last 100 years is more damaging than the last million, forcing us to think of next frontiers i.e. space. However, we need to leverage technological advances to improve, enhance productivity and rebuild as no life-form is sustainable if its core is destruction, even if that happens over millions of years. Climate change is real and we owe it to our children to give them a better planet than the one we inherited from our parents.
EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: Growth in anything we do brings about the need for developing new leaders. The nature of the digital ecosystem gives businesses an ability to grow their reach in a 360 degree manner, hence providing opportunities both horizontally and vertically, whilst sticking to core ones. The digital entertainment world has many layers of engagement and the time spent by consumers can lead to consumption, deeper engagement and even commerce.