Forbes Technology Council members are in a wide range of industries and come from a diverse set of experiences. However, they all have lots of great insights to share, from best practices for technology departments to smart predictions for the future of tech. To showcase their expertise, we’re profiling Forbes Technology Council members here on the blog. This week: Bojan Simic.
What is your background, and how has it influenced what you do today?
My background is in software development, which then turned into a professional career in information security. After a few years of providing consulting for large organizations and the public sector on both security and software development best practices, I developed an intimate understanding of the challenges these companies face when implementing security controls.
What do you think is the most interesting piece of new technology today? (And / or how do you see the technology landscape changing in the next 5 – 10 years?)
Biometrics, autonomous vehicles and alternate reality are all exciting areas for me. Even more important is how these will converge in the same applications. Each of these technologies will fundamentally change the way that users interact with technology and it will be fascinating to witness how consumers take to these technologies over the next few years. In the end, the solution that is able to offer the combination of greatest user experience and security controls will win.
Biometrics will change the way we authenticate everything, from our bank accounts to our smart toasters. Autonomous vehicles will change the way we travel and prioritize our time. For example, what will we do with the extra time now that we don’t have to pay attention to the road for two hours during our commute? Entire ecosystems and industries will be created to cater to this new, freed up time. Alternate reality will change how we process information in ways that will make us more productive — in ways that we can’t yet imagine.
What’s your best piece of advice for technology executives to keep on top of the rapidly evolving tech space?
Work with startups and reduce the barrier to entry for smaller, more innovative companies that are able to provide technology at a incredible pace that’s impossible to achieve at large organizations with miles of red tape.