Tech Exec Roundtable (TER) provides a platform for IT and Tech Executives to interact with subject matter experts (generally engineers) from suppliers we represent without having to worry about being put into a sales funnel. Below is our recent interview with Ryan Finchum, Co-Founder of Tech Exec Roundtable:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Tech Exec Roundtable?
A: Our experts agree to be put on the hot seat and answer any questions concerning the topic. TER is not a sales pitch or company presentation. It is a place where executives can come and ask the difficult questions to the professionals building and maintaining the solutions.
Q: Ryan, can you tell us something more about your background? How did you get to where you are today?
A: I’ve been in the IT business for over 15 years which I started immediately after completing my studies in Computer Science at Purdue University. I built my business one client at a time through referrals. I did this by being transparent with solutions, finding the most competitively priced offerings, and becoming a true advisor to my clients.
Q: What’s going to be a focus topic on your upcoming event?
A: The event is generally going to be about Cloud Security. We’ll have Engineers from the top two companies (IBM and AT&T) in this space to answer whatever questions our IT and Tech Executives have. This is a very broad topic and we encourage the attendees to take it in the direction that is most helpful to them.
Q: What are the biggest issues in the IT world these days?
A: Some of biggest challenges broadly are security, compliance, multi-cloud management, and lack of talent. On a more granular level user access, lack of communication between internal teams, and poor adoption rates.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: We want to continue to grow the TER community. A lot of what is in our future is in the hands of attendees. We want them to decide on the direction it takes.