It’s Mark Taylor’s turn in the spotlight this month. Born right at the start of the tech boom, with access to PC and video games from a young age, Mark’s passion for the dynamic technology industry, and how it can be used to create so many opportunities within society, continues to develop.

Over to you Mark, your 60 seconds start now…

How did you first get into the world of tech?

Some years ago, I started reading more into AI technology and its capabilities. I’m fascinated by what AI can do, and what the industry is expecting / predicting from this type of technology in the future. The evolution of AI creates so many interesting opportunities for everyone in society!

And what is your earliest memory of tech in your life?

As a keen PC gamer when I was younger, I played anything from ‘The Sims’ to strategy games like ‘Age of Empires’. I think I was born just at the right time, at the start of the tech boom that has developed into what it is today.

What’s the one quality you need to thrive in this environment (especially at Vapour)?

A collaborative nature – whether you’re working with a customer, your own team, or another stakeholder, it’s important to work together to explore the options and find the best solution.

In an industry as dynamic as the technology sector – which continues to evolve and change - this is especially important. At Vapour, we share ideas and support each other to ensure we’re delivering the best possible solution and services to our customers.

What is the one thing you would change about the tech sector?

Access to the industry! Both knowledge of, and access to technology can sometimes be limited depending on a person’s background or upbringing. Introducing more people to digital platforms and skillsets supports the development of education within society, helps connectivity and the sharing of information across the world, maximising the capabilities of tech even further.

Why do you think Vapour stands out in the channel?

Vapour is more than just a provider of tech solutions - we stand out as a true partner in the tech space. We communicate and ask questions to understand customer needs, and delve into not only what, but also why they need a particular solution.

We’re about building a more personal relationship too, ensuring the customer feels they can come back to us long into the future, as their requirements change and develop, which I think is increasingly important.

Complete the sentences:

The best piece of tech ever invented is...

The internet.

The next purchase on my (personal) tech wishlist is...

Either a decent pair of speakers or a PlayStation5.

A tech firm that has really stood out for me in the last 12 months is...

Google.

The biggest misconception in the channel is that...

‘One size fits all’ - An organisation’s tech infrastructure and requirements can change depending on a multitude of factors - their industry or sector, company size, and even key challenges. It’s about understanding and consulting on where tech products and services can be of benefit.

By the end of 2021, our tech will have made organisations far more...

Knowledgeable and efficient.

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