Speakers’ Spotlight: Benjamin Talin
Hi crowd, meet Ben, our keynote speaker from MoreThanDigital. We spoke with Ben and here is what we found out!
So, who is Ben? 🙂
Originally Austrian, Benjamin lives now in Switzerland. The small town just 10 min from Zurich is called Brüttisellen where he enjoys his nights in his garden, with his dog Pink and also sometimes with a laptop and a beer. (Work never ends for an entrepreneur) he founded 11 companies, currently is the owner of the helm 361 Group where he has an agency, consultancy, software development companies and several of its own startups. Inventions, technology and especially digitalization are his hobby but also work. With his NGO MoreThanDigital.info, he founded the biggest European initiative for digitalization to help people use and understand topics around digital. As a keynote speaker, he travels a lot but still, he needs to see more of the works on his own so he is around the globe to learn and explore.
What will you be talking about at Quest for Quality?
About the future and how new technology will make other technologies, we currently take for granted, obsolete. And that only in 10 years from now.
What inspired you to attend?
I love to inspire people and give them some passion as I have for several different topics. You will see what I mean by this.
What is your personal definition of QA and testing in the light of today’s?
Our world is too much into 150% solutions. There is unfortunately not too much space for trial and error do in regards to this topic there is a huge potential for companies to learn faster and act faster.
How was the last 12 months? What worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?
Lots of ups and downs. There were start-up projects we closed down, there were customers going bankrupt but there were also lots of interesting ups. We created within 10 months the biggest initiative for digitalization; I finally got to spend a long holiday and managed to build the pool. 🙂
Where do you see yourself in the coming years? What are your career aspirations?
My goal is to help way more companies in finding their way into digital. Top priority is also to work less, travel more but in the end, this was the resolution for many years … so let’s see if I can change this year. 😉
Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?
T3n, MoreThanDigital, Business Insider, WEF, Intel, NVIDIA
How can people find out more about what you are working on?
Actually, the quickest and nicest way is always with a beer and a nice personal talk.
Anything else you would like to add?
Technology is changing our world, so we need to change more. Never forget to question the status quo and you will find the best things!