27 Jan 2021 Spotlight on TTT Studios
Describe your company and its product.
TTT is an award winning Digital Innovation Studio, building custom software for more than 200 clients around the world. We work with industry leaders and challengers who have ambitious goals and see the value in re-shaping their industries through technology.
What year did your company start?
Which city (or cities) are you located?
Describe your company culture in three words.
Company Values: Integrity, Passion, Excellence
How do you celebrate company or employee wins?
We have a kudos channel on slack where employees are encouraged to give shout outs and recognition to their fellow team members.
What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
Our vision is to build software that impacts a billion lives. We empower our partners to solve their business problems through technology and create a positive impact for their users.
What is your biggest milestone to date?
50 Million users have used the software that we have designed/developed.
What is your biggest challenge?
At the moment, it’s not being able to hug our fellow teammates. We’re a tightknit team, and although we have a seamless remote working process, we miss our heated lunchtime discussions and happy hours.
What is your motto?
Empowering Business Through Technology
How are you making an impact?
We allow our partners to do their best work by taking care of the technical challenges. We do the heavy lifting while they focus on their day to day business.
What is your hope for the future of tech in BC?
In the short-term, we hope to have the industry back up on its feet following the pandemic. In the long-term, we hope to see the the future bring in and encourage more diversity in the tech space, especially in leadership positions.
Lightning Round with Jose Hernandez, CEO
What excites you about your job?
2 things in particular:
1) Working with and learning from people who are smarter than me.
2) Learning about multiple industries, understanding their challenges, and helping our partners solve their problems.
What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome?
On the grand scheme of things, nothing of importance. I’ve never seen problems as obstacles, I’ve always seen them as challenges. If I had to pick something, it would be moving to Canada and learning to work in a different culture.
If you can give advice to your 20 year-old self, what would you say?
You have 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason. Listen more.
Words of wisdom to other tech CEOs or founders?
“You don’t need to know everything.” Nobody is completely prepared for the job by the time they take it. Assume that you’re going to have a bunch of blind spots.
Favourite city you visited?
What is your formula for success?
Balance is really important in life. Having a constant awareness that I’m not neglecting any particular pillar (health, work, family, partner, friends, spirituality) has enabled me to continue functioning at a high level.
Name one book that everyone should read.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (by Yuval Noah Harai)
How do you decompress?
Exercise and meditation. Ever since the pandemic hit, I’ve been doing high intensity interval training at home in my living room.