Life Lessons: Path set by my ten-year-old self

IoT Now talks to Markus Larsson is vice president, Global Business Development at PARC. As a child what job did you want to have when you grew up? I recently found something I wrote when I was ten years old, predicting what I would be doing when I was 25. I clearly had my mind made

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Life Lessons: Ritam Gandhi, founder of Studio Graphene

Ritam Gandhi, the founder of Studio Graphene, works at the intersection of digital product design and IoT solutions. He thinks that one of the most interesting facets of any culture is how they do business.

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Life Lessons: Achilles Rupf, CEO of Naka Mobile

Achilles Rupf, CEO of Naka Mobile, says that if you have self believe and willing to learn from your mistakes, nothing will stop you.

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Life Lessons: Nitin Karmarkar, SVP at Globetouch

Nitin Karmarkar, SVP at Globetouch, says that empowering your team, even to the point of making yourself redundant, results in your own personal growth.

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Life Lessons: Adam Mayer, ‎Senior Technical Product Marketing manager at Qlik

Adam Mayer, ‎Senior Technical Product Marketing manager at Qlik, loves seeing old companies with new IoT strategies.

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Life Lessons: Peter Pugh-Jones, head of technology, SAS UK & Ireland

Peter Pugh-Jones, head of technology, SAS UK & Ireland says, Just because you can solve a problem with tech doesn’t always mean you should.

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Life Lessons: Matthew Owen, managing director, M2M Intelligence

Matthew Owen, managing director, M2M Intelligence, says leave room in negotiation to avoid a prospect’s loss of face.

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Life Lessons: Andy Nolan, VP of UK, Ireland & Northern Europe, Lifesize

Andy Nolan, VP of UK, Ireland & Northern Europe, Lifesize says Act quickly, don’t look back.

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Life Lessons: Cherif Sleiman, VP Europe, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox

Cherif Sleiman, VP Europe, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox finds there is one universal business language.

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Life Lessons: Tate Cantrell, CTO at Verne Global

Verne Global’s CTO, Tate Cantrell, is fascinated by low power processing at the edge and massive computing resources at the core.

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Luigi Mantellassi, CMO at dizmo.com, urges you to innovate or die

As a child, what job did you want to have when you grew up? My generation was fortunate enough to see an unbeatable challenge achieved. I was a child when the first man walked on the moon. It was an extremely inspiring moment and hence an exciting “job” to go for.

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​Wael Elrifai, resident IoT expert at Pentaho, urges us all to embrace complexity

As a child, what job did you want to have when you grew up? An astronaut of course, for the discovery and adventure!  I settled for a private pilot’s licence. To me the cool thing about flying is the ‘invisible complexity’. Engines, rockets … all of the motion is encased in the hull.

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Life Lessons: Hubert Da Costa, VP of EMEA at Cradlepoint

As a child what job did you want to have when you grew up? Honestly? From the age of four, I believed that my true vocation would be as a priest. However, that all went out of the window after my first kiss, aged 16. I saw stars and never looked back.

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Mike Bell, EVP Devices & IoT at Canonical/Ubuntu says decisions always take longer than you think

1. As a child what job did you want to have when you grew up? I remember wanting to be a number of things between the ages of 8 and 12: (a) a spy — after reading The Thirty-Nine Steps (b) a pilot — from various comics (c) Sir Clive Sinclair

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Marc Sollars, Teneo’s CTO, is glad he’s not a pilot

As a child what job did you want to have when you grew up? I wanted to be a TV cameraman: the thought of being involved with the creation of something that impacts people’s lives so much, and the fact that it wasn’t sat behind a desk all day, which is something I never wanted

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Peter Abel, associate director of Corporate Partnerships at Junction says accept people’s cultures and learn to adapt

1. As a child what job did you want to have when you grew up? I wanted to be a pilot in the RAF, but that plan was scuppered when at the age of eight I discovered I was colour blind. I was attracted to the idea because it seemed a fast, adrenaline-filled role. I

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