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C-suite talk fav tech: Tomer NeuNer, EasyPark

Name: Tomer NeuNer

Job title: CEO

Company: EasyPark

Industry: IT

Location: Israel

Years’ of experience: 12


What is your favourite personal gadget?
I love having my music with me all the time, but (unsurprisingly) I’m not a fan of having to untangle my earphone wires when they inevitably end up in a knot at the end of the day. AirPods, Apple’s wireless earphones, solve that problem. But that’s not the only reason they are great: double tapping on them activates Siri without having to take out your phone, and they automatically pause whatever you are listening to when you take them out.

Do you have a favourite piece of personal software?
That has to be language learning software Duolingo. Being able to learn languages on the go and get my kids involved is great. As EasyPark is based in Sweden, we are currently learning Swedish as a family and are on a 45-day streak! Duolingo is fun and interactive, as well as giving you the skills you need to start a basic conversation right away.

What was the first piece of technology you got really excited about?
When the first iPhone launched in 2007, it opened up a world of possibilities and allowed me to create my first parking startup, Parko. It might be cliché but the iPhone was truly revolutionary - it allowed people to access services, and connect with the world through a host of different apps. It also changed the world of business – I can carry everything that needs to be done around with me in my pocket, and make sure I am on top of any changes, or opportunities all through my phone.

What device improves your life most at work?
Being able to get to and from work quickly and comfortably is so much easier with DriveNow. The simple car sharing service allows me the freedom of using a car, which I can easily pick up and drop off, without the hassle or expense of car ownership.

What software keeps you most productive at work?
I have three pieces of software that have helped keep me productive at work: Inbox by Google, AnyDo and Slack. Inbox by Google has miraculously tamed my inbox – no more clutter! AnyDo helps me make lists, set my priorities and stick to them. What’s more, the to-do lists sync across all my devices, giving me ease of access no matter where I am. Business management platform Slack, helps me keep track of projects, connect with colleagues across the world and drive the business forward.

Is there any technology that has become extinct that you would like to resurrect?
The advent of cloud storage, coupled with ever advancing mobile cameras, has meant that taking a lot of photos has never been easier. But there was nothing better than having a printed photo nicely framed at home, or in a photo album that you can flick through. So, I would resurrect the good old-fashioned printed photo.

Is there any technology you would personally recommend that you don’t think enough people know about? (Hardware or software, work or personal)
Driving is great, but parking can be a pain. Nine out of ten times city drivers struggle to find parking, but with our new Find & Pay app that is a thing of the past. It uses big data, predictive analytics and machine learning to reduce the time it takes people to find parking in busy cities by up to 50%. No more wasting time!

Do you think anything about your personal use of tech would surprise your colleagues?
They might be surprised to hear that I am an Excel functions and Visual Basic for Applications wizard. At university, I had to use the technology so frequently that it became almost second nature to me.


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