New to the community? Introduce yourself here...
My name is Lizzie and I am the Community Manager here in the Android Enterprise Customer Community. You are probably all use to having the roundtable introductions in meetings and sharing a fun fact about yourself. If you are like me, you then spend the next 30 seconds trawling through your brain to find an interesting fact to share with a group of people...the good news is you are not on the spot here! 😀
This aside, it's really nice in a community to get know others and so it would be fantastic to hear from you!
I'll kick us off:
- I've been working in community for over 10 year across a few different industries.
- I'm a big fan of music and I play a couple of instruments: so my 'office' playlist is quite an array of tunes
- I live on an island (it's quite a big one): so when I go to the Google office, I actually have to take a ferry, which sounds quite exotic!
Please share a few facts about yourself, (here are a couple of ideas):
- What type of industry do you work in?
- Which country you are based in?
- Hobbies or interests?
- Favourite / couldn't live with out piece of tech?
Looking forward to speaking with you.
Well hi there Lizzie!
I'm Jason, and I've been in the Enterprise Mobility ecosystem for almost a decade, but dabbling with Android for far longer in a personal/hobbyist capacity. Long before I was locking hardware down to specific use cases, I was flashing and rooting to achieve them instead 🙂
I come from an IT support background so have always enjoyed getting into the weeds of things.
At the moment I:
- Work building Android Enterprise products and services
- Live and work from 🏴 Wales
- I also play Music (most of the lower brass family), but really enjoy cycling
- I'd struggle to answer the favourite tech, lots of it is useful in daily life - phones, tablets, other computing devices for single or multi-purpose. Rather than current fav, I think I'm most looking forward to proper AR; not so much the snorkeling goggles Apple have come out with, but equally not as minimalist as the Google Glass form factor. Proper AR glasses will be a game-changer for me.
For future replies, I'd also like to know -
- What's your favourite or most transformative Android Enterprise feature in the past few years? Work profile won't be accepted as that's an obvious one 😉
Welcome, welcome, welcome @jasonbayton. Congratulations on being the first person (outside of me) to post in the Customer Community. Great to have you here.
Great to hear you are a fellow musician, I feel all we now is a string section and some percussion and we are one step away from an Android Enterprise Community Orchestra! 😀 🎵
Interesting to hear your comments on AR glasses. I'm closely following this as well. From a VR point of view I'm trying out the Quest 2 at the moment for some game playing, I'm getting pretty good at crazy golf now. But more seriously I'm intrigued to see where it goes and the different angles companies take on it (especially with my community hat on whether companies will go more down the route of a collective activity or more of a solo/extension of what we have now). Have you tested much AR/VR so far?
I like your additional question, interested to hear what yours is?
Definitely haven't spent too much time with the tech yet, I want to see the headsets done right first.
I got to use Google Glass some years ago for a few months and quite enjoyed it, but honestly it was the face equivalent of what WearOS is today.
I'm not overly interested in doing the Facebook branded stuff, and don't want to have to deal with vendor lock-in/unique ecosystems to start ground-up again, so very happy to wait for something sleek and Android powered to jump in 🙂
My transformative feature of the last few years would be ephemeral/multi-user support natively. If only vendors would support it.
My name is Melkon Torosyan and I have been working at SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) as an ICT Architect in our Mobile Workplace Team for 11 years now. Before that, I worked for an IT service provider for 16 years and had been involved with mobile devices since the launch of the US Robotics PalmPilot.
We started very early at SBB with Android Enterprise and made the first attempts with Lollipop. When the technology was mature, we decided on it pretty quickly.
Our team is currently working on the following topics:
- Evaluation of new Android devices for train drivers and customer attendants
- Switch from company-owned device with a work profile to fully managed device for the users mentioned above
- Native printing from Android devices with Ricoh myPrint app
In my free time, I enjoy doing sports (running, mountain biking, swimming) and I have a passion for football.
Here are a few basic details about me.
My name is Travis Reeves and I work at Amedisys, supporting Home Health and Hospice clinicians. Our clinicians use Android Enterprise Fully Managed tablets to document their visits in the patient's home. I started supporting the tablets for 2 years, and have been the Intune MDM Administrator for the past 4 years.
Our team is currently trying to find a better device enrollment process for our users, since they are largely not very tech savvy. We like using the Android Enterprise Fully Managed devices, but would love an easier and quicker way to get the device fully set up.
I'm not sure if I can keep up with all you exercisers, lol. In my free time I mostly spend it indoors watching TV Shows, movies, or playing video games. I'm also a huge American Football fan, and watch some other sports when football isnt on, lol.
For tech, I'm most interested in learning more about AI and how we can leverage it in different ways. I feel like we're still just scratching the surface on its potential.
Great to see your introduction here, it's really interesting read, thanks for sharing.
I like your hobbies, any recommendations on TV shows/movies, I feel like I've started to rewatch things! Which team do you support with American Football? I follow the Eagles a little bit, but it's NBA that i'm more keen on. As it's the start of the F1 in Austria today, I wondered if are you are much of a fan?
Looking forward to speaking more.
P.S - hope you don't mind I moved your duplicate post here. 🙂
I'm Kristen one of your friendly neighborhood Made By Google Product Experts from the US. I volunteer with Fitbit as well since 2016 and added Google once Fitbit was acquired by Google. I've been a Product Expert since 2021.
I love music and have been singing since I was 3 years old. I love musical theater and performed in theater through college. Now I play my Ukulele where I get to play for the city.
Although I'm US based, I love to cruise and I'm about to embark on my 31st cruise.
Favorite piece of tech now is my Pixel Watch although I also have a Pixel phone that I'm typing this on, a convertible laptop, a regular laptop, and a Kindle tablet.
I'm an Activity Director for a local retirement community.
I have to agree with @jasonbayton it's a pretty good title! 🌟
So great to see you have made it across to the customer community @Kristen and thanks for the introduction. I can't believe you are going on your 31st cruise, surely at this point you should get a boat named after you? 😀 I hope you have a lovely time.
If you spot anything interesting or a nice view to make us all dream we are on our holidays whilst on your travels, feel free to share it here in our community off-topic area.
Great to hear about your favourite tech. I'm intrigued to see where smart watches will go in the future, it feels like in many ways we are just scratching the surface at the moment.
I'm Rafael Schäfer currently working @ JYSK and mainly responsible for our entire mobile (Android) devices to be managed over all countries for now ~4 years via Zero-Touch + MDM. And we have only a very small team handling this for all those countries but works fine.
I'm from Germany so hopefully my English is well enough to help here as well but in general i think so 😉
Even I haven't learned in a jab in the IT, i have somehow slipped in because of personal interests and was working in a certified service center for repairing and troubleshooting mobile devices from several manufacturers (Samsung, Sony, Motorola/Lenovo, CAT).
During private time i love gaming (Diablo 4) and spend time with my family. I'm also always the one to be asked regarding technical issues for parts of my family (except Apple :P) so i do some kind of "private PC and Android support".
So i hope to be able to help here with knowledge gathered from experience mainly and a bit from the Android Professional Certification.
Hello, my name is Michael, but I also go by Mike (everyone always asks what I prefer). I work within the corporate IT branch at Medtronic, primarily managing the technology stacks for all things MDM and MAM related, along with various other responsibilities that have fallen under the technologist role in recent times. I am based out of the US, and I have been "messing" around with Android since about 2011, when I got my first smartphone.
My hobbies and interest are pretty varied, but some of them fall in line with my daily work. I love technology in general, and I do a lot of self-hosting and testing in my own home lab. I have a Proxmox server running on some recent AMD hardware that powers a number of VMs that control my home network, VPN services, VLANs, NAS, Home Automation, and more. I am also an avid gamer, motorcyclist, car enthusiast, gym goer, and of course, a bar hobbyist with a home-built bar and many books on making the perfect cocktails.
Hard to pick only one piece of tech I couldn't live without, so I will narrow it down to 2. The Steam Deck has made being able to take gaming on the go so much more convenient, and I can't see myself without it these days and, of course, any number of my earbuds/headphones. I am a bit of an audiophile + techy, so I am constantly hunting for the best-sounding and featured earbuds/headsets available.
I have been working with Android Enterprise since the very beginning going back to 2017/2018 before it fully launched and hope I can both learn and bring my own experiences to this community moving forward.
Great to see your reply here and that you love listening to music on your phone whilst driving. Have you got a go-to playlist or artist that you like to listen to?
I was actually thinking the other day it would be great to have a community playlist. 😀
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