8-1/2 years ago I started at CTS as a C-level executive. The company was scrappy, small, but tough…definitely poised for big things. I told the owners that my definition of success would be seeing them sell the business, getting interest from PE firms and eventually stock exchanges. Today was one of those milestones. I’ve aged. I feel like I’ve been through war. There’s been twists, turns, up’s and down’s…but there’s so much to show for it. We’re bigger, stronger and now have the backing to get to the final step. I want to see another company, under my shared leadership, go from startup to stock ticker. The real fun begins, and we’re going to see what we’re really capable of. I’ve been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved…keep a weathered eye on the horizon…you might just see the landscape shift.
Iona College’s LaPenta School of Business recently spotlighted a talk on Tech Shamanism, by Tom Roberto. The 2022 MBA graduates, concentrating in Marketing, had a 60-minute interactive session on how to properly think about technology when designing future UX. The talk included topics on Hypertasking, a modern replacement to multitasking, coined by speaker Tom Roberto as well as an expedition into life just prior to the Internet. Students were given ideas on what retailers and enterprises were faced with in 2022, and how technology may or may not have the answers. The recommendations were surprising!
Described as “an inspiring tech expert,” Tom has devoted his professional life to help advance a vision of a world that utilizes technology in meaningful ways; a world in which magic exists and the general public feel inspired, feel safe at work, and return home fulfilled. Tom is the Chief Technology Officer at Core Technology Solutions, a tech deployment and managed services firm based out of NJ. He has been featured on Forbes and was voted one of the 10 best CTO’s in 2020 according to Industry Era.
Amazing technology and services die in a basement or garage because people are afraid of presenting them. People are afraid of each other and rejection. Don’t be afraid! Get out there. Experience each other. Ask for help. You can do amazing things! #NoFear