Meet the people of Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry
This series of short biographies highlights the triumphs and struggles of our TMT practice’s most valuable asset: its people. We’ll catch a glimpse into the lives of our colleagues from around the globe, across a spectrum of backgrounds, to find inspiration in their perseverance, resilience, integrity, and compassion.
The technology sector is in an exciting position right now, with semiconductors now seeing convergence in support of a range of emerging technologies. “The industry is at an inflection point,” say Jan. “Historically, it’s been driven by the products that the chips go into. But now chips are powering the Internet of Things, which enables big data, which enables analytics, and so on. Cloud computing. 5G mobile communications. Driverless cars. Blockchain.” The list of potential applications is growing everyday—and, as such, businesses need to understand where chips can support their technology needs. “The [semiconductor] industry is poised to more than double over the next eight years, which means there’s strong demand for professional services to help clients achieve their goals.”
In this story, Jan discusses how working in Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom helped him understand the importance of creating value.