Predicting the longer term isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. Within the absence of getting a magical crystal ball, it requires amongst different issues, expertise, imaginative and prescient, creativity, good judgement, recognizing patterns past the plain and a monitor report. Once I consider making predictions, or forecasting the longer term, I’m considering of people that can decide inflection factors. This isn’t a straightforward process, and there are some individuals like serial entrepreneurs who do it higher than others. It doesn’t imply they get it proper on a regular basis or in all points of life, however they will do it nicely in a specific discipline.

In that regard, Bob Quillin who’s a serial entrepreneur graced this Podcast, and gave us a 12 months in assessment of 2020 and his predictions for 2021. I requested him about what an inflection level is, and he gave a non-textbook reply, “Inflection points are from an entrepreneurs point of view moments of opportunity, something that’s significant, a change, an event, or a confluence of events that come together and create an opportunity to do something interesting and new.”

Earlier than we delved into 2021, I requested Bob to do a 12 months in assessment of 2020. After all the Coronavirus pandemic overshadowed many issues and it had been foreshadowed in motion pictures like Contagion again in 2011.  Invoice Gates had alerted us to it in a TED speak in 2015 “The subsequent outbreak? we’re not prepared.” Bob helps us to attach the dots of change and its impression on expertise. Listed below are the 5 plus one bonus inflection factors as far tech and the cloud goes for 2021:

  1. The Agility Crucial Explodes
  2. Scale & Scalability
  3. Technical Debt – Invoice Comes Due Now
  4. Elevate and Shift Experiment Fails
  5. Modernization Will get Fashionable
  6. Bonus inflection level: Household, Life Stability, Well being is #1


To wrap it up I requested Bob, “What scares you, what excites you about 2021”. He answered partly, “we might see more of these things, like climate change, pandemics, being ready for those and being able to reach to react to them as a society, as businesses, as entrepreneurs, and technologists, all those things all the way down are things to be excited about”, so there’s lots to sit up for (as nicely issues to remember off.)

On the Mic

Bob Quillin

Chief Ecosystem Officer, vFunction




Extra Sources

Podcast #375: Tech Predictions – 10 for 2020


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