For a large majority of Xero employees, working at a software company isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life. We live and breathe technology, as it’s not only fully integrated into our work, but also our personal lives.
It’s fair to say that Rod and Gary epitomize the tech junkies. Rod Drury is our founder and CEO, he’s spent his whole life involved with technology. You can often hear him around the office engaging in conversations about the latest trends and giving his candid opinions on the latest announcements and innovations. Gary Turner is our UK founder, a rabid follower of the latest gizmo and gadgets. In fact, when Gary broke his foot recently and couldn’t be in the office, he set himself up on a moving robot by attaching an iPad which live streamed his face to a remote controlled segway. Which meant he was still able to cruise around the office desks and discuss the latest happenings around the place with his people.
Today we bring you the inaugural episode of The Gary and Rod Show, a monthly podcast where Gary and Rod, chat about what is going on in tech.
This month the episode is centered around the Google keynote, which took place last week. There’s a lot of discussion around artificial intelligence, as well as the introduction of Made by Google, their own range of Google hardware. In addition to this, they also talk about Amazon Echo, with two aligned opinions that countries who aren’t directly benefitting from all the skills of Alexa are missing out. Rod explains why it’s so important for software to be fully integrated with the software that it’s functioning on. Lastly, they briefly weigh in on the future of autonomous and electric cars, with Rod predicting that with more and more companies working towards the same idea, we can expect to see strong competition between automobile companies.
As technology undoubtedly infiltrates every aspect of our lives, this podcast is going to be a great way for Rod and Gary to guide us through the issues and interests which are beginning to arise more frequently. Think TED Talks on tech, ‘TECH Talks’ if you will.