This episode starts a new discussion with author and technologist Chris Davidson as we dive into technology and disruptions. We look at how IT has evolved and the recent big steps that emerged from disruptive times. He has a few decades of experience in the IT world and a unique perspective on how we got here and where we are going.
Technology and Disruptions – Pandemic Lessons
The recent pandemic launched several software platforms, including Zoom. There is a link between the growth of technology and disruptions that was made very clear during that time. Of course, it is not all smooth sailing. There are bumps and sometimes even canyons along the way. Chris shares some stories about what he witnessed and some incredibly public “ah-ha” moments for technology companies. Pervasive technology also often needs tight security.
He started working in IT 40 years ago. That was before the term ‘information technology’ existed. As IT developed rapidly, he became deeply interested in how businesses used it to communicate more effectively with their clients. That led to starting Active Presence in 2002. Since then, he has launched various products and services to help improve business websites.
He has most recently condensed that experience into a combined book & toolkit called “Why Your Website Doesn’t Work – How to get your message right, focus your website, and stop losing business.”