NuoDB Founder and CEO Barry Morris was one of our Grad Circle presenters at this week’s Under the Radar conference. As we’ve done with other presenters, we took the opportunity and asked Barry to give us a few insights on his company culture.
1. If your company was a movie, which one would it be and why?
The Social Network – because we don’t want any of the fat cats steal any of our database innovations. Luckily, we’ve filled broad patents early on.
2. If you could give a TED Talk, what would it be about?
It would be a talk about Elastic Scalability at the Database Layer.
3. What Hollywood star would play your CEO?
I think Kevin Spacey in 21 could very well play my role as CEO of NuoDB. I truly enjoy all his movies.
4. What one piece of advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
The theme of this year’s UTR conference is “Consumerization of IT”. I strongly believe that that’s where B2B is heading.
5. Who’s the most impressive founder you’ve ever met and why?
We at NuoDB are big fans of Steve Jobs and Apple. We strongly believe that enterprise technology has to go in the direction of ease of use and deployment. Steve has demonstrated over and over again that computers and software can be made intuitive and easy to use.
6. What’s the first website you check out every day?
Having lived in London and Dublin, Ireland for many years, and being a big Rugby fan, BBC is one of my favorite sites to visit each day.
7. What’s your company’s theme song?
I have to admit that we don’t have a theme song yet, but thinking about it “We Are The Champions” by Queen might be an interesting choice for us. We’ll see!
8. Whose Twitter feed inevitably makes you laugh?
I’m personally a big fan of “The Office”. If I want to watch a quick clip of the show, I turn to @the_office.
9. What’s been your favorite moment since starting your company?
Believe it or not, but my favorite moment is actually this week. We are moving to our new office location at 215 First Street in Cambridge, MA and it’s a really cool place. It will be so much fun to come to work every morning, and I can’t wait until I sit down in my new office.