Cloud computing & AI | Neil Cattermull | Engati CX
Neil Cattermull, Director at The Future as a Service, takes a seat on Engati CX. He takes us into the future through this discussion.
Neil Cattermull is regarded as one of the leading analysts in Cloud technologies and AI. With many CXO positions held within major international banks, having created 5 start-up technology firms, ranked within the top 50 global influencers for Cloud technology and rated 3rd in the world by Sage for SME business advice and assistance, Neil Cattermull is a lifelong technology visionary.
Video of our interview with Neil Cattermull
Role of Influencers in Tech Decision Making
We start off discussing how influencers play a role in deciding the pace at which people and businesses adopt new technology. Neil credits his success as an influencer to the fact that he reads a lot and is heavily opinionated.
He has a bit of advice for anyone interested in becoming an influencer themselves. He urges them to keep reading, keep analyzing global situations and keep expressing their opinions. It has to be consistent.
“Read, analyze and air your opinions. The more you do that, the more people will respect you.”
Adoption of Technology
We then went on to discuss the adaptation of new technology in banks and even across geographies. He says that countries like France and the Netherlands are quick to adopt new technologies. Even the UK is adopts new technologies rather quickly because the entire situation is quite competitive there.
The shift in focus- from Hardware to Software
Neil even goes on to talk about the shift of focus from hardware to software and that software is evolving rapidly. He says that having new software is now considered to be far more important than having new hardware. Companies are fine with using the same hardware for 3 to 5 years but need to use the latest in software.
Blockchain and IoT
He talks about the benefits of using Blockchain and the various domains and spheres in which it could be used, especially in tandem with IoT.
He says that we can even use blockchain to have transparency and see where our food comes from. That means that because of blockchain, we could see greater transparency in supply chains.
The Future as a Service
He also says that technology is going to be moving towards a service model. The future is going to be all about software (and perhaps, even hardware) as a service. But I’ll let you hear that (along with his thoughts on Cloud) in his own words here, in the podcast.
You may even like to check out Arjen Van Berkum's interview where he talks about the Future of Automation.
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