Robert Deignan, is a name that resonates with those who are looking for answers on what an expert really is. Having worked in the technology industry for 20 years, Robert Deignan is one of the greatest examples of what it takes to make a technology company great. What is it that makes him such a real-world example of a successful businessman? It’s more than his ideas, but it’s his education, as well as his willingness to commit to making his business work and grow.
Robert Deignan’s first venture was just three years out of highschool, making it clear that he wanted to know from day one what it takes to build a business and to make it work. A passion for technology was just the starting point for Deignan, leaving him with only time to think about what his next move was. After his first business, Fanklink had dissolved, he moved onto a software company to gain even more valuable experience, as well as learn more about what it takes to make a business work. The ability to work with a company that was customer-centric, as well as one that would offer multiple services in technology, it seemed the ideal fit for Deignan.
His passion for technology coupled with his curiosity to find out how things would work together, kept him focused on figuring out what business path would suit him best. Once his second venture had satisfied his need more for knowledge, Robert Deignan went onto found ATS Digital Services. Having worked in various roles from Vice President to being a co-founder, Deignan put all of his energy and discovery into ATS Digital in 2011. ATS would become the professional trademark of Robert Deignan, focused on being the one company that could resolve nearly any issue within the field of technology.
Mobile devices, as well as storage devices, and anything related to technology would get the attention of Deignan as an opportunity for business. It’s no surprise that he is the topic of discussion today in business, serving as role model for those who want to know what serving others is all about.
Investing in Uber prior to the ridesharing service became a known commodity seemed like a risk. Shervin Pishevar looked straight at the risk and didn’t blink. He felt the world was ready to move on beyond the traditional model of the street taxi. Uber may be experiencing ups and downs finance-wise, but the tech-based ridesharing company definitely reflects the future of transportation. Shervin Pishevar maintains a strong understanding of technology and business in general. The entrepreneur has tried his hand at many different business endeavors. Recently, he took his hand and types a lot on his keyboard. The result was a massive 21-hour tweet storm. He covered a range of different topics. Not surprisingly, the tech industry was among them.
Pishevar directed some concern over the size of the growing tech industry. His comments about the “big five” tech companies stressed that these companies created a de facto monopoly. Pishevar notes that breaking up the monopolies of Silicon Valley could be a wise move. As a historical comparison, Shervin Pishevar pointed out the breakup of Bell Telephone, which he refers to by its old nickname “Ma Bell.”
As a venture capitalist, Shervin Pishevar has directed significant amounts of money into Silicon Valley investments. So, his somewhat negative sentiments about Silicon Valley may come off as surprising. Should they really? Since he directed critical funds into tech ventures, Pishevar clearly knows quite a bit about the tech industry and its corporate culture. Perhaps he is someone who knows the proverbial “inside track” about the direction the industry best take. Monopolies aren’t always good for business. Breaking up monopolies can spawn more competition and help the industry thrive.
The tweet storm by Shervin Pishevar did cover a number of other topics. The total number of tweets was about 50. He addressed matters related to cryptocurrency and the stock market. With cryptocurrency, he pointed out some positives and a few negatives with digital currency trading. As for the stock market, he’s more bearish than bullish. In fact, Shervin Pishevar believes the market may be headed for a crash. Could the crash occur far sooner than later?