GetApp: Which technology company do you most admire, and why?
Ulrik Larsen: I really admire what Elon Musk has been able to build—both Tesla and SpaceX. As an entrepreneur you have to respect his vision and drive. Technology still lives in the abstract for most people, so convincing them to believe in something that isn’t tangible for several years down the road is a huge accomplishment. And doing it twice? Amazing.
GetApp: What thought leaders do you pay attention when shaping your vision for the future in cloud computing?
Ulrik Larsen: That’s a tough question. Jeff Weiner and Ben Horowitz come to mind. I appreciate their candor and wisdom. Both guys have a deep understanding of technology, cloud-based or not, so I pay attention when they offer advice.
Being based in Copenhagen has a lot of perks, especially when it comes to international recruitment, but we’re a long way from important ecosystems such as Silicon Valley and we have aspirations to become a global company. Same goes for New York; I keep tabs on industry activity and new product developments there too.
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