What aspect of the industry do you think has the most potential for growth, and, on the other hand, which aspect do you think needs the most improvement?
There are many areas I believe we will see growth, like IoT and cybersecurity. We, as a society, are introducing technology into every aspect of our home automation systems — from Wi-Fi-enabled refrigerators to home security systems. However, the expansion and inclusion of technology into every aspect of our lives warrants strong cybersecurity protecting individual privacy from exploitation. All that being said, the one area I believe needs improvement is the inclusion of females within technology. I believe that inclusion needs to start at a young age, promoting female students in the science programs and computer programming.
When you imagine the future of the technology industry, what does it look like?
It is hard to imagine the future of technology because I believe it to be limitless. I believe technology can bring value to all of our lives but it needs to be protected from the misgivings and manipulations of human beings for their own benefit.
What is the most valuable life lesson you have learned so far and how has it helped you in your career?
Success is earned. I believe the best success is one that someone has worked hard for — because the time that was invested into it can be appreciated.
What three adjectives come to mind when you think about your future path?
Adaptable, persistent, and unrestricted. I need to maintain adaptability to have perseverance to achieve in an unrestricted future.