Resolutions and Best Practices For 2019 From Seven Tech Execs

In this article in, Naomi Eide,  Samantha Ann Schwartz and  Alex Hickey asked seven tech executives what their New Year’s resolutions were, and what they looked forward to in 2019. Here’s what they said:

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger

Hyperledger in 2019 is resolved to show how blockchain and distributed ledger technology can be used to rebuild trust in digital infrastructure.

In the context of people losing faith in what they see and read online which has complicated the digitization of industries he added, “In 2019 you’ll see many of these systems not just hitting production but creating measurable value.” Hyperledger’s resolution is to make that more evident to a larger audience.

Michelle Dennedy, VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco

“Take the [privacy impact assessments] you did to get ready for GDPR ([and the] rest of world) compliance and create a data map for your critical data assets.”
“Sometimes you can’t get anywhere if you don’t have a map, ask for directions. Or — resolution for 2020 — GPS for data!”

Joel Spolsky, Co-Founder and CEO at Stack Overflow

Joe has resolved to spend more time learning new technologies and is particularly excited about everything surrounding the internet of things and new technologies.

Chris Andrews, CIO at Pei Wei

Chris states that Pei Wei is going to continue to focus on digital enhancement and is looking at omnichannel, while also resolving to continue to instil a consulting mindset and looking at streamlining operations as well.

Rebecca Herold, CEO of The Privacy Professor

Rebecca implores us to uninstall apps that we don’t use as they are ‘harvesting our personal data’. She also wants us to review the privacy and security settings of all our apps.

Dave Jackson, CIO at Welch’s

Dave looks forward to what the new CEO at Welch’s can deliver in 2019. He also looks forward to finding applications that can add value and help them move forward.

Michael Guggemos, CIO at Insight

Michael asks us to “ignore the hype” surrounding new tech. He also asks companies to be usability centric and to stay close to their teams.

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Sapna Hiremath

Sapna S Hiremath is currently working as a Content Specialist Lead for CAI Info India. With experiences of having worked for newspapers after pursuing a Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism, she has worked in the thriving fields of Search Engine Marketing, online shopping and healthcare. Being an avid traveler, she likes being in the serene landscapes of nature, but also likes being around friends.

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