November 20, 2017 • Smart Resources
Getting Smarter with Cloyd White
At Smart Resources, we aren’t just a big group of IT consultants or tech minds. We’re a family. Our team is not only one of the most skilled in the country, but also one of the most interesting. Each month, we feature a conversation with one of our great consultants so that you can get to know us better. This month, say hello to Data Architect Consultant Cloyd White!
Name: Cloyd White
Position: Data Architect Consultant
Years with Smart Resources: 7
Professional Background in one sentence: Many years of IT application development experience in Retail, Manufacturing, Health Care, and the Financial Industry.
Describe your typical day. Up at 5:20 AM, out the door at 6:15 AM. Stop at Panera’s for a coffee and a muffin before getting to the office. Home at 5:30 PM. Do some chores, watch some TV, then start it all over again.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Solving business problems, database design, and implementing business solutions.
Tell us about the most memorable moment of your career. Doing an upgrade to a new mainframe system (back in the day). Worked during the day to prep then drove 1 hr. to another site to test all night. Weeks of work but very successful in the end.
What career advice do you have for someone just starting out in IT? Learn as much as you can and be willing to take on the hard projects.
What will be the biggest tech trend of the next 5 years? Rapid expansion of Artificial Intelligence in business and personal applications. Data collection and integration will be key in this effort. Plus, we cannot forget about all the advancements yet to come in the Automotive industry. Self-Driving cars are on the way.
Do you have a favorite software program? Waze. Nice to know where you need to behave.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the Richmond area? Attend NASCAR racing.
Describe your favorite meal. My wife’s Spaghetti with Meat Balls.
What’s your favorite song? Can’t pick one, but I do like Country music.
Do you have a hidden talent? Bowl Turning
What’s your favorite thing to drink in the morning? Coffee
The best movie you’ve ever seen is: Star Wars
What’s your most prized possession? My three grandchildren.
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