Meet a Technology Black Belt: David Sisk
A Technology Black Belt is our ‘go to’ authority for knowledge on a particular domain topic. The last time, you met Tim Boehm, who discussed his perspectives on Application Management. Today, we meet David Sisk, our resident authority on Java Application Architecture. We sat down with him recently to see what he’s been up to.
What do you do at Deloitte?
I am a Director who works on Federal, State and Commercial Systems Integration projects.
What’s the most exciting part of your job?
Performance tuning and diagnostics is often exciting because there is a huge impact to the end-user and many folks find it to be an arcane art.
What are some tech accessories you travel with?
Smartphone, tablet and laptop for talking, entertainment and working. I am not really a gadget person; I view technology as a set of tools like hammers, saws and drills.
What do you feel are some of the key software development challenges that CIOs face today?
How do we build a better pipeline of science, technical, engineering and math (STEM) students in the United States?
How do we decide what old and new technologies will likely survive and produce a positive ROI?
How do we find a better approach to large-scale business computing given the digitalization of the world?
App you wish someone made?
An app that helps me find the apps that I need.
Remember when we all thought we’d be in flying cars by now? Well, describe to us your “flying car future” prediction:
I started in software development in the 80s on the mainframe; the internet has surpassed anything I thought possible at that time, but I hoped we would have made space travel more of a reality.
Question you wish we’d ask?
What do you think you will be when you grow up?