The Technology That Executives Would Like to Get Rid Of
Say you’re the executive of a technology company. You’ve got electronics all around you at all hours of the day.
Some of them are essential; others definitely not.
So which tech would you ditch?
In the latest episode of Fortune’s Tech-Cetera series, we asked top executives to share. Their responses were all over the map.
Lesley Slaton Brown of HP Inc. said she couldn’t easily part with the technology in her life. Melissa Lavigne-Delville of Culture Co-Op, on the other hand, said there are many devices she could do without.
Ryan Smith of Qualtrics said there are some days he’d like to get rid of his phone. Hadi Partovi of Code.org said he has basically stopped using his iPad. Meanwhile Joshua Reeves of Gusto waxed philosophical: “I think technology is like Pandora’s Box, but it’s not going to be blocked or stopped. It can be used for good or bad. Almost any technological advance we have has negative repercussions and big positive impacts. Silicon Valley should talk more about this topic—what responsibility does a tech company have to understand the long-term impacts of the products and services they’re offering to the people that are affected by those products.”
Fair enough. Watch the video above to hear the rest of their responses.