It’s Greeta Sagris’ turn in the spotlight this month. A self-confessed tech novice – not to mention a straight talker – she is a breath of fresh air at Vapour’s HQ. She loves communication, processes, teamwork – and dogs!
Greeta, it’s over to you…
How did you first get into the world of tech?
This is actually my first job in the sector. I work in a process capacity, rather than on the tech side, pulling together my organisational skills from previous roles, to make sure the right things get done, to the right standard, at the right time.
And what is your earliest memory of tech in your life?
An ANCIENT Gameboy, Tetris and Snake.
What’s the one quality you need to thrive in this environment (especially at Vapour)?
Communication and determination. I talk A LOT, so this role is right up my street! It helps keep everyone in the loop as well and gets things done!
And what is the one thing you would change about the tech sector?
As I’m not from a techy background myself, it’s really struck me how much terminology is used. Some of it is relevant, of course, but the industry’s misuse and over-reliance on jargon is something Vapour is trying to change.
If you’re the CEO of an organisation preparing for a digital transformation project, for example, you don’t need to be bombarded with the specifics of the toolkit, so long as you know that the solution being recommended is going to achieve the outcomes you’re striving for. This is the simple, straight-talking language we should be focusing on.
Why do you think Vapour stands out in the channel?
For our innovation and creativity – we are striving to be at the forefront of technology services, and disrupt along the way to change the face of what’s possible (without the headaches!)
Complete the sentences:
The best piece of tech ever invented is... the iPhone!
The next purchase on my (personal) tech wishlist is... a new bigger, smart TV (or stronger glasses!)
A tech firm that has really stood out for me in the last 12 months is... Amazon.
The biggest misconception in the channel is that... it’s all about physical technology – there is so much that goes on behind the scenes, and we receive as much praise for our people, as we do our products!
By the end of 2021, our tech will have made organisations far more... flexible and secure.