This week, we're getting to know Paul Crocker! He is an active member in the IBM Middleware User Community, and it is the third year he's been honored as an IBM Champion--way to go!
Connect with Paul by clicking here, then clicking the icon on the left-hand side.
How do you interact with IBM’s products on a daily basis?
I work with Maximo approving and assigning work orders then following up once work is complete to make sure the work order was completed with time, materials, log, and failure data.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Spend time with family, watch Sporting Kansas City, and when I can go see science fiction movies.
What do you see as the hottest trends in technology today?
IIoT, Drones, 3D Printing, Data Science, and just plain old thinking outside of the box.
How can an organization stay relevant 5 years from now?
By staying true to its aim/mission! By actively looking out for new technology that enables the organization to meet its aim/mission more effectively and efficiently. By embracing Asset Management and Reliability initiatives from the top and then communicating with everyone how each of their roles enables the organization to be successful. By creating a positive work culture and by doing everything possible to keep it positive and productive.
What do you consider most promising in the era of cognitive computing?
I’m really watching Watson and am hopeful that IBM will continue to break new ground with Watson that enables people to have more productive work and personal lives.
What app can you not live without?
Google Keep and Microsoft Lens both are a little off the mainstream radar but both very valuable to me.
What was the worst job you ever had?
Fry cook at Hardee’s when I was 17. I think I quit after two days.
You pull up to a coffee shop. What do you order?
Grande 6 pump skinny mocha.
Most importantly.... if you were a breakfast food, what kind would you be and why?
Really good Biscuits and Gravy because they are just kind of satisfying!
Thanks Paul for taking the time to chat with us! We're looking forward to seeing you around the IBM Middleware User Community!