My Tech Idol By John Yoho

As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HGS Digital, John plays a crucial role in overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the team, with a specific focus on delivering digital solutions and services to clients. His responsibilities span a wide range of areas, all aimed at ensuring smooth operations and high-quality service delivery, driving the company's growth and success in the Customer Experience industry.

My Tech Idol is:

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is known for:

Being one of the visionary minds behind PayPal and playing a pivotal role in the inception of game-changing ventures like SpaceX, Starlink, Tesla, OpenAI, SolarCity, and the Boring Company. He also made the notable acquisition of Twitter (now X) and contributed to the development of groundbreaking Explainable AI (XAI) technology.

My first memory of Elon Musk:

From Tesla to SolarCity, he left a lasting impression on me as an innovative engineer with a remarkable vision. His perspective extends beyond the confines of the companies he establishes. He fearlessly explores his imagination and astoundingly brings his ideas to life. While many may have visions for the future, he stands out by executing on his unique vision.

Three ways Elon Musk has inspired me:

Vision: Elon envisioned a future where human beings are out there among the stars, being a multi-planet species. Such vision can inspire us to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness to better understand what questions to ask – such as ‘What do you love about the future?’ – and how to answer them.

Tenacity: As he rightly put it, “We are mistaken that technology automatically improves. It only improves if a lot of people work to make it better. And actually, by itself it will degrade.” Elon Musk

Risk taking: When Elon started SpaceX and purchased Twitter there were a lot of doubters. To quote him once more, “When something is important enough, you do it, even if the odds are not in your favor.”

One question I would ask Elon Musk at a dinner party and why:

By what method do you come up with your kids’ names?