What’s the craziest thing that happened to you that involves technology?
There are some crazy things which I've seen on Ustream, for example when thousands of viewers were watching live as a drop of paint dissolves in a glass of water. As for my personal experiences, one of my favourites is when at a previous company we locked out ourselves of our servers in China (with an incorrect firewall rule) and had to instruct a Chinese colleague via skype on how to fix it, despite he did speak very little English and did know nothing about linux. It took several hours and was quite grotesque.
How do you see next 5 years in tech?
I see Internet of Things, automated homes, self driving cars and things like this getting widespread. Communication is already transforming, I hope video (and thus Ustream) will play an important role in this. The biggest challenge will be security - with more and more devices connected, we open our lives more and more to potential hackers. The industry - and the users - must develop security conscience. And I hope we'll put a man on Mars or at least launch the expedition.
What would you tell to your younger self?
The results of some football games and other sports events happening in his future ;)