C-suite talk fav tech: Marcus Jewell, Brocade

Marcus Jewell never has to waste time in a physical shop again.

[image_library_tag add799bb-8212-4df8-9b8a-5382f3e08239 123x163 alt="04-03-16-marcus-jewell-brocade" title="04-03-16-marcus-jewell-brocade" width="123" height="163"class="left "] Name: Marcus Jewell

 Job title: Vice President

 Company: Brocade

 Industry: Technology

 Location: EMEA

 Years’ of experience: 15


What is your favourite personal gadget?
My favourite personal gadget that I couldn’t live without is my Samsung S6. I am a big fan of Android and the Google+ features it has. My phone also demonstrates how far technology has come. Now when I’m out of the office or travelling (which is often), I can easily keep track of everything from work to friends and family, all through my phone.

Do you have a favourite piece of personal software?
My favourite piece of personal software is my Amazon app. I am often quite short of time, but with this app, I can still satisfy my cravings to purchase the latest gadgets and tech without ever wasting time in a physical shop again. It’s a win-win!

What was the first piece of technology you got really excited about?
The first piece of technology I got excited about was a ZX spectrum. I distinctly remember its rubber keyboard, diminutive size in comparison to what we had seen before and its distinctive rainbow motif. I have to admit, I spent many hours playing Manic Miner with it!

What device improves your life most at work?
The device that improves my life the most, again, has to be my phone - closely followed by my laptop. Wherever I go, I am always connected and can effectively work from anywhere.

What software keeps you most productive at work?
SalesForce.com is a big gain for me. The platform gives me all the information I need in one place, to run the business in real-time.

Is there any technology that has become extinct that you would like to resurrect?
I’m a big traveller and often have downtime in taxis, airports, hotels etc., so I’d argue that DVD players in laptops were killed off too soon.

Is there any technology you would personally recommend that you don’t think enough people know about? (Hardware or software, work or personal.)
I am surprised mobile security is not used by more of us. Considering how ubiquitous mobile shopping, banking and checking emails on the move has become, smartphones have so much personal data that needs to be protected.

Do you think anything about your personal use of tech would surprise your colleagues?
I race cars as a hobby and use a piece of software called Circuit Tools to record lap data and video. It’s a fantastic and complex data analysis tool that helps find those last few tenths of a second that are so important in the world of racing.