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My Digital Hero: James Sandoval, Founder & CEO, MeasureMatch

James Sandoval is Founder and CEO at MeasureMatch. We asked who his digital hero is.

Who is your digital hero?

My digital hero is Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft.

What has he done to win hero status in your eyes?

Bill Gates has had an enormous impact on the digital landscape as we know it today. He not only co-founded Microsoft and was instrumental in making personal computing accessible to the masses, but he also foresaw the importance of software in driving technological innovation.

His vision for a computer on every desk and in every home was revolutionary at the time and has largely come to fruition. Furthermore, his philanthropic work through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has proven that technology can and should be used for the greater good.

How has his heroism helped drive digital?

Bill Gates’s work has paved the way for the digital revolution. Microsoft’s Windows operating system and the suite of Office products have become industry standards, used by billions worldwide. This has not only driven digital adoption but has also provided a platform upon which countless other technologies and businesses have been built, including the MeasureMatch marketplace.

His forward-thinking approaches have shaped the current digital ecosystem and continue to influence emerging technologies.

4What the biggest challenges in digital we need another hero to solve?

The issues of data privacy and ethics still loom large, as does the growing digital divide. As our lives become more and more digitized, safeguarding individual privacy and ensuring equitable access to technology have become increasingly pressing challenges.

A hero in this space would need to find ways to balance technological advancement with ethical considerations and inclusivity.

What is your most heroic personal achievement so far in digital?

Founding MeasureMatch has been my most significant digital achievement to date. The platform serves as a bridge between companies in need of specialised cloud, data and AI expertise and highly skilled consultants and consultancies that can provide it. In doing so, we’ve not only streamlined the process of digital transformation for businesses but we’ve also opened up new opportunities for experts in the field.

It’s my contribution to making the digital world more accessible and efficient for all involved.