Humans of IBMAoT
A series on our inspiring and inclusive academy of eminent technology thought leaders who have an enduring impact in making the world better.
Jean-Luc Collet is a key leader of our Academy of Technology (AoT) who manages the New Member Outreach strategic initiative. He is passionate about IBMers, our technical community transformation and its vitality.
His AoT Mission: How to introduce our AoT to new IBM technical hires (including acquisitions).
His AoT Objective: Treasure our technical wild ducks and onboard them faster into our academy to increase our technical vitality and accelerate IBM’s transformation.
His AoT Goal: Infuse best practices of acquired company’s and IBM’s to spark and excellerate innovative client solutions.
At this point, you can see Jean-Luc is truly a passionate techie about people. Now let’s explore his personal side in these rapid fire questions:
Mac or PC = Mac
Favorite quote: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” – by Alan Kay, inventor of UI Windowing @Xerox and Apple Fellow.
Movie = I must pick two: Memento (2001) by C.Nolan (also Director of Inception & Interstellar); and Pulp Fiction by Q. Tarentino
New technology = Brain communication (brain to brain, machine to brain, e.g. virtual reality, “telepathy” is no more science fiction)
Author/Book = the Robots – Isaac Asimov (one of my first memorable reading)
Vacation = Everywhere there is sea or snow (see hobby)
Food = Japanese & Indonesian
Hobby/Sport = Motorcycling, Snowboarding, KiteSurf, Music (listening)
Are you right or left-handed? Left-handed.
For the record, Jean-Luc is the first member of our AoT who we have profiled that is left-handed.
Yes, he is unique.