He’s back! He’s back! Keith Townsend is back as a Tech Field Day delegate and is at Tech Field Day Exclusive at Intel Data Centric today!
How did you get into Technology and IT?
My parents gave me a TRS/80 Color Computer 2 back in 5th grade. I’ve been bitten ever since. While I didn’t enter the industry until I was 25, via a help desk position, I remained an enthusiast the whole time.
What was your first computer?
TRS/80 Color Computer 2 (Not that failure 1)
What do you do now?
I’m co-founder of The CTO Advisor LLC. I do Accounting, HR, and Marketing… oh, I also advise companies on their IT strategies.
Where do you see IT going in the next 3-5 years?
More of the same. Oddly we are in a great period of change that’s hitting the stride. Companies are realizing vendors no longer drive the conversation around the discipline of IT. Companies are at the cusp of figuring out the world with IT vendors dictating the pace.
What are your biggest challenges?
Making payroll. Seriously, starting a business is stressful enough. Making sure I bill enough work and the monies actually hit the bank account takes a great deal of effort.
If you could have ONE super power, what would it be?
To be smarter.
What do you do in your spare time (hobbies)?
Run – A LOT!
Please join Keith, and the rest of the delegates, today at Tech Field Day Exclusive at Intel Data-Centric Innovation Day!
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Dr. Avril Salter - July 16, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Kyle Jenner - July 14, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Lariana Luy - July 14, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Calvin Hendryx-Parker - July 13, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Andy Thurai - July 13, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – John Deegan - July 9, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Neil Anderson - July 7, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Jim Jones - July 2, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Tony Bradley - May 14, 2020
- Meet Field Day Delegate – Pieter-Jan Nefkens - May 6, 2020