Q&A: Tim Jones, Trader Media Group

In the third interview of our special series talking to IT and business leaders who are taking part in this year's Byte Night event, we speak to Tim Jones, CIO of Trader Media Group and publisher of autotrader.co.uk.

Why are you taking part in Byte Night this year and have you participated before?

I'm a Byte Night newbie so this is my first time. I think it's a great opportunity for the tech industry to stand out and show what a great and varied set of individuals we work alongside and that we love coming together to do great things.

It's fantastic that in this case it's for such a great cause.

What's the worst that can happen? Meeting some great people having a few beers, having fun and getting a bit wet and cold is a fantastic way to support such a worthy cause.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement - Article continues below

Do you think it's important for the tech industry/business world to support such good causes?

Absolutely. I think in an always connected, highly mobile and socially networked society, tech is at the core of what makes that all go round. As an industry we - along with marketing guys -probably the industry's most likely to be able to innovate to do some great things for good causes.

What one gadget will you be taking with you on the night?

I haven't really thought about it to be honest, but knowing me my iPhone.

What will you do if it rains?

I thought we had booked a lovely dry evening, with low cloud cover to keep the chill off? That's what I was told....hmm I need to talk to Paul about that then.

Advertisement - Article continues below

What do you hope to take away with you after Byte Night?

Probably the realisation that this for me is just one night, with a hot shower and warm bed to come home too and the young people we are hoping to support don't all have that opportunity.

What words of encouragement would you give to fellow Byte Nighters?

What's the worst that can happen? Meeting some great people having a few beers, having fun and getting a bit wet and cold is a fantastic way to support such a worthy cause.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

And what would you say to those unsure about taking part?

It's a great opportunity to do something different, support a great cause and let out your inner geek!

Advertisement - Article continues below

Anything else you'd like to say about the event/cause?

What's stopping you? I think it will be great to continue to roll out sister events throughout the UK and really drive the benefits for Action for Children.

The IT Pro/Cloud Pro team is taking part in this year's Byte Night. You can sponsor us here and read more about the event here.

Featured Resources

What you need to know about migrating to SAP S/4HANA

Factors to assess how and when to begin migration

Download now

Your enterprise cloud solutions guide

Infrastructure designed to meet your company's IT needs for next-generation cloud applications

Download now

Testing for compliance just became easier

How you can use technology to ensure compliance in your organisation

Download now

Best practices for implementing security awareness training

How to develop a security awareness programme that will actually change behaviour

Download now
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/policy-legislation/data-governance/354496/brexit-security-talks-under-threat-after-uk-accused-of
data governance

Brexit security talks under threat after UK accused of illegally copying Schengen data

10 Jan 2020
Visit/security/cyber-security/354468/if-not-passwords-then-what
cyber security

If not passwords then what?

8 Jan 2020
Visit/web-browser/30394/what-is-http-error-503-and-how-do-you-fix-it
web browser

What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?

7 Jan 2020
Visit/policy-legislation/31772/gdpr-and-brexit-how-will-one-affect-the-other
Policy & legislation

GDPR and Brexit: How will one affect the other?

9 Jan 2020