May 15, 2017
Tango Talks! Do you know Jack?
We're excited to highlight our great team-members in the Tango Talks series of posts. We're always proud of how our technology is bringing enterprise mobile communications to the next level. But our technology and company are only as successful as the great people who work here. So let's meet the team!
Meet Jack Rynes, Director of Product Management
How long have you been with Tango Networks?
I joined the product management team in July 2015 and the time has flown by fast. The solutions we bring to market are unique and cutting edge.
What is the best part of your job?
It is certainly is not the commute! As I mentioned earlier the Tango Networks solutions are solving real-world concerns for companies of every size. Solving those concerns is what makes it worth coming to work everyday.
When did you get your first mobile phone and what was it like?
I was an early adopter of mobile phones out of necessity. I received my first mobile in 1995 when I was working for Sprint LD in Atlanta. I was working as a Tier 2 technical specialist for Sprint and I was required to have a pager (remember those?) and when Sprint PCS started to roll out I was issued my first Nokia flip phone. Our team was a big deal because we had the extended life batteries.
What would everyone be surprised to learn about you?
One of my early hobbies (high school and college) was designing and making jewelry. I don't have access to all of the tools anymore or it is something I would have continued. I designed my wife's wedding ring. Maybe I'll pick it up again when I retire.
What are your hobbies?
Anything sports related. I still play plenty of golf and hockey. The rest of time is spent with my son who keeps me busy whether it is karate, swimming, football or camping.
A perfect day at work is when I ... learn something new.
What do you think is the next big technology disruptor?
I believe the next big technology disruptor has already been launched: driverless cars. They are not only going to change the way people travel but all of the industries associated with automobiles.
- Insurance companies will see fewer claims as accidents drop. Will they pass the savings on to the consumer?
- Body shops will see a decline in revenue as the crashes drop.
- Auto-mechanics will see their jobs include reading print outs as the cars really become computers with wheels.
- City and state revenues from speeding tickets will be reduced and drunk driving should become a thing of the past.
- The automobile industry will evolve and produce more and more driverless cars with far more electronics than they do today.
- The mobile communications industry will see inclusion of messages from cars to report health status to a centralized hub for the car owners. This has already started with today's automobiles.
The list goes on and on and the world needs to be prepared for it!