Timo Elliott is an Innovation Evangelist for SAP and a passionate advocate of innovation, digital business, analytics, and artificial intelligence. In a quick interview for redteastories.com, he talks about passions and new technology directions.
Timo has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Silicon Valley and currently lives in Paris, France. He strongly believes that everyone should live here, “because it is a really great place to have a happy life”.
What is the secret of a successful career for you?
Timo Elliott: For me is passion. I found that if you’re really interested in what you’re doing, you’re very lucky. My passion is technology and I love to explain technology in a humorous way.
Through my career I travel a lot. I was untill now in 45 countries, as an english man I settled in Paris, because it’s an amazing town, everybody should live there.
If you could go back and say something to a younger version of yourself, what it will be?
Timo Elliott: Go ahead, be very happy!
What makes a good story?
Timo Elliott: You should put something different in your story. If it’s just what everybody expected is boring.
As we speak I believe in the future technology will be more powerful and humans will be more important than ever.
What are the most valuable lessons you learned in the last years?
Timo Elliot: That is very important to look after yourself, to step away and to not lose creativity. I strongly believe that creativity is one of the most assets that people have.
More about Timo? He listens to music on Spotify, reads a lot of business books and he loves historical novels, “because it gives you the feeling that you learn something from a really good story”.