It’s Adam G’s turn in the spotlight this month! His passion for tech and interest in computers has shaped his career, from as early as choosing his subjects in college. He reflects on his nostalgic memories of using infrared to share music across the classroom, why effective communication is a key skill at Vapour, alongside his experience of the tech sector so far.
Your 60 seconds start now…
How did you first get into the world of tech?
Tech has been something I’ve had an interest in from an early age. Since school I knew I wanted to work with computers, so when I got the option to choose my subjects in college, I went with IT systems support – and I’ve been in the sector ever since!
And what is your earliest memory of tech in your life?
Before the likes of Spotify and YouTube, we used to send songs across the classroom through infrared, which then progressed to Bluetooth later down the line. Oh, the nostalgia!
What’s the one quality you need to thrive in this environment (especially at Vapour)?
Good communication is always key. We can sometimes be using quite technical language, so it’s a quality that helps break down those barriers when working with clients.
And what is the one thing you would change about the tech sector?
The fact that so much of our personal information is stored for marketing purposes. It can sometimes come across as fairly invasive. I know this is changing, but there still seems to be plenty of ways for companies to get around it.
Why do you think Vapour stands out in the channel?
The people at Vapour are what makes the company stand out. All my colleagues are fantastic at what they do, and they know how to ask the right questions for our clients and communicate effectively. I think that’s important.
Complete the sentences:
The best piece of tech ever invented is...
The computer! We spend all our working day on it.
The next purchase on my (personal) tech wishlist is...
A new mobile phone.
A tech firm that has really stood out for me in the last 12 months is...
Amazon. We just couldn’t have done without it over the last few years.
The biggest misconception in the sector is that...
One size fits all. The right tech will adapt to the needs of your business, not the other way around.
By the end of 2021, our tech will have made organisations far more...
Productive. I think that the pandemic has left a lot of organisations needing to revaluate their tech systems and has demonstrated just what is possible, in terms of efficiency, flexibility and collaboration.