What It Takes

What It Takes 2018-04-17T13:30:30+00:00

These days, the Founding Father of LiFi, Harald Haas, has a happy home life with his wife and their four children, and watching LiFi finally take off, but it didn’t come easy. As chief scientific officer of PureLiFi, he recognized a problem and figured out the pieces to overcome it; still LiFi success didn’t happen overnight. Haas shares with Peggy Smedley how he is drawn to guide his students, explaining the importance of being a role model and motivating new talent to be innovators. Growing from the loss of his mother at an early age has helped him balance family and work, recognizing that life is precious, he relishes every minute he has with his family to make it as valuable as possible.

“Thank you very much for sending this link. You and your team did an amazing world-class job – congratulations… such a great presentation.
My entire family loved it !! This is the biggest quality certificate that can be achieved on this planet 😉 “

-Harald Haas

Michael Morton sits down and has a drink with Peggy Smedley, and talks about life as an IBM master inventor and what it takes to be CTO and vice president of Dell Boomi. He reveals his passion for cars, growing up on a family farm, and taking things apart only to see how they work. After discovering his true geeky side, he dives into what it takes to be a leader and help grow his company in his three big roles as chief technical officer, chief therapy officer, and chief thinking officer.

“It is surreal to see this. I always have a bit of trepidation before watching because I know I will critique incessantly. But I braced myself and watched from beginning to end. I was probably about 10 minutes in and it unexpectedly made me a bit emotional. I guess because I don’t often reflect on life. I really appreciate the opportunity to have such a unique experience.”

-Michael Morton