Interview With : Jonathan Rivers, Chief Technology Officer at 3Pillar Global
Updated on: 02 Jul 2016
3Pillar Global is primarily a software product and technology developing company, that changes core ideas into revenue generating businesses. The core competency of the company remains the engineering software, which is often executed through disruptive technologies like cloud, mobile, and big data, meet business needs. It is not just the technology perspective, though it remains the center of all 3Pillar Pillar activities, but the way they engage customers into the fold, has made them stand out so far. Their plan is of challenging the convention through Lean Startup and Design Thinking methods by analyzing markets, interviewing customers, looking at the competition, and helping define roadmaps to set a course for a products success. They operate in 8 core areas including product strategy, product management, user experience & design, product architecture, product engineering, quality assurance and testing, product operations, and project management.
Their latest foray has been their encounter smart mobile devices, along with new innovations cloud technology. Jonathan Rivers, the newly hired CTO (Chief Technology Officer) was eager to share some of their latest developments in the space, in the following interview, where he lays special emphasis on the changing technology landscape:
You seemed to speak a great deal about changing technology. Please tell us your experiences with smart devices?
Smart devices are becoming increasingly common and an it's an extension of the convergence of mobile platforms. Desktop computers are almost extinct with the move to laptops and tablets. Even if you look around at the people in your office you will notice them sporting smart watches receiving calls, making calls, checking emails and text at the click of a button. Cell phones are now as powerful as desktop computers were 5 years ago. When you combine that with easily accessible things like watches and tablets, it is possible to have all the compute power that someone needs to do their jobs carried in a pocket which I think is pretty amazing. This rise of the so-called "Internet of Things" includes essentially everyday objects that connect to the Internet to do extraordinary things. Objects or "smart" things that do so successfully improve efficiency, connectivity and user experience. What's driving this growth is a shift in device mix toward smarter devices.
How has the way people work changed with the adaption of personal technology?