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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.
Interview with Neil Cattermull
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.
We then went on to discuss the adoption 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 adopting new technologies rather quickly because the entire situation is quite competitive there.
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. Here's a good accounting software article for your reference!
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.