How to Succeed in Technology: A Chat with TrueCar's John Williams
Posted by Tech in Motion
Tech in Motion LA hosted a tech talk with TrueCar's Senior Vice President of Platform Operations, John Williams, on all things tech and TrueCar - a company that is making sure car shoppers never overpay again. John gave attendees some valuable insight into how to stand out in the tech industry and what's most important for success in going mobile, getting capital and beyond.
Here are a few highlights of the advice he shared with Tech in Motion LA during his tech talk this fall:
- Look at what other companies are doing and improve upon their concepts, strategies and execution
- Be aware of interaction models and how users are engaging in the mobile technology
- Think about data
- Real-time capabilities are extremely important in mobile
- Start with a great product that users are interested in
- Make it as flawless as possible upon public release
- Figure out what other businesses you can partner with for increased success
- Relationships with investors & VC’s are key!
- Execution is most important
- Competition drives the product demand but isn’t necessary to succeed
- Uniqueness is desirable
- Be ready to exploit trends in technology
For more insight from top tech execs, join Tech in Motion LA and get invited to the next event.
About John Williams: John Williams has over 20 years of experience designing, building and operating large scale Internet infrastructure. After joining TrueCar in March 2011, John is responsible for the technology, security and operations strategy that facilitates explosive growth while still meeting strict requirements for performance, security and reliability. Before TrueCar, John was a consultant for numerous world-class technology, financial services, entertainment, military and government organizations. Previously, he was the CTO and co-founder of Preventsys (acquired by McAfee) where he created the world’s first automated security policy compliance system for large enterprise networks. Prior to that he founded and led the network penetration testing team for Internet security pioneer Trusted Information Systems. At the start of his career, John co-founded and built one of New York City’s first Internet Service Providers.