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?
The massive growth of data will continue at a rate and pace that we have never seen. This will drive disruption. Machine-to-machine technologies and artificial intelligence will play a huge role in making businesses more efficient. Also, there will be continued opportunity to solve the challenges associated with the cost and availability of power as well as the drive to deploy a greener energy footprint. While edge computing strategies will play out over many years, the shift of enterprise IT resources to cloud platforms and colocation facilities will continue. Bottom line, the data center industry is an exciting place to be!
When you imagine the future of the technology industry, what does it look like?
It seems that every day I read an article about an innovation that will change the way in which we live, work, or play. I have no doubt that technology will continue to drive change in our lives over the next decade and beyond. The IoT will fuel the growth of big data analytics, wearables will improve human performance, and our homes and offices themselves will become smarter. Facial recognition technologies, robots, and autonomous vehicles will become more prevalent. Whatever technological advances we may see in the coming years and decades, my hope is that we continue to see more women in technology creating, developing, and inspiring innovation.
What is the most valuable life lesson you have learned so far and how has it helped you in your career?
Take charge of your career, work hard and don’t be afraid to fail, volunteer for everything, and ask for what you want!
What three adjectives come to mind when you think about your future path?
Influential, strategic, and philanthropic.