The Jersey Tech Fair, TechWeek and Tech Awards are all the brainchild of Ronnie Isherwood, the founder of JE3.COM, a software engineering and managed service technology business. During his near 30-year career in the tech industry, Ronnie has created software and designed parts of major systems that are in common use around the world. He has worked with global companies, including Microsoft, been an international guest speaker, and co-authored books and technology courses for Microsoft and Pakt Publishing. He has volunteered for the Chartered Institute for IT for more than 12 years.
What’s your day-to-day work routine?
I generally keep an eye on client communications, service delivery objectives and management information for JE3 before diving into technology problems or developing solutions.
What’s the most interesting thing about your work?
I am a technology evangelist, empowered by the people around me; I absolutely thrive on delivering technology solutions for the good of companies and people.
If I had to pick out the most interesting element of my day job it is learning about other people’s businesses, then helping them to cut through jargon and sales junk to choose the best fit technology for optimal business efficiency.
What are you watching/reading/listening to?
I listen to classical music when working alone or walking; when running, I go with progressive house, drum and bass or something upbeat.
I’m reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and I’ve just finished the SciFi Drama series Raised By Wolves.
My big thing this year was sitting on the front row of the London O2 to see Hans Zimmer with my wife and children.
You’ll often find me listening to BBC Radio One’s piano sessions and I’m a 21 Pilots fan.
What are the last three accounts you followed on social media?
This is always the last three people who followed me 😊
When are you happiest?
Watching my children in the orchestra or playing in bands and enjoying sport.
What keeps you awake at night?
I have a chaos engine that gives one sleepless night every three to four months, normally resulting in thinking about Jersey and what I can do to improve my children’s future. More recently, it’s been about not being able to see relatives in London and France.
What traits do you most like in yourself?
I care about people and the island we live in. I’m motivated and I try to operate my life, and the business I run, to a code of conduct that incorporates ethical thinking, equality and diversity.
What traits do you dislike in other people?
I’m not very keen on Cloud and AI salespeople or people in my industry that are dishonest about computing. They hinder progress for us all.
What do you do to relax?
Running on cliff paths, kayaking or simply spending time with family and friends.
How do you measure success?
JE3 staff have provided more than 500 hours of charitable and not-for-profit work during 2020, which is specifically achieved by making our company and staff a conduit between the more successful businesses that support us and the less fortunate people that need help.
The overall happiness and motivation of my co-workers, combined with the achievements and happiness I see with my wife and children, is a personal measure of where I am.