Our latest instalment of 60 SECONDS WITH, sees Posen Wang discussing ViewSonic, market trend and how a stint in the armed forces forces helped him get where he is today
Hi Posen. When did you first become involved with ViewSonic?
Having grown up in Taiwan, I’ve been familiar with the ViewSonic brand for most of my life. After spending more than a decade working in the industry with BenQ, I was looking for a fresh challenge. It was in January 2016 that I made the move to London and took up my new position as business director at ViewSonic Europe.
I climbed the military ladder and become a vice-captain, responsible for the lives of 150 soldiers
How has the company evolved during this time?
Building on our success in the US and Asia, we have expanded operations to new countries and markets – including here in Europe. As our product lines have grown, we have invested heavily in recruiting new talent into our team. For us, our people are just as important as the products we offer.
How has your portfolio evolved?
Traditionally our product core was focused around LCD displays. We’ve extended our offering to include new AV product lines targeted at new sectors – such as education. We offer dedicated hardware and software solutions for a range of markets and have recently secured partnerships with the likes of Intel.
What products are proving the most popular at ViewSonic today?
Our line of Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) are proving extremely popular with schools and universities looking to aid student development by improving interactivity and collaboration in the classroom.
Why do you think that is?
Too often, AV systems are difficult for the end user to set up and understand. Our displays provide an easy-to-use interface and embedded software that educators can use to enhance the learning experience.
Look for companies that have fantastic post-sales service
What advice would you give to business investing in AV?
Make sure you choose a solution that works best for your individual needs. Once you know what those requirements are, investing in the technology becomes a whole lot easier. Secondly, look for companies that have fantastic post-sales service.
I love to relax and play video games. FIFA18 and Civilization are my favourites
Outside of work, how do you like to spend your spare time?
As a husband and a father, I spend a lot of my spare time with the family. Due to the amount of travelling required in my job, I try and dedicate time to explore new places and cultures, having visited more than 20 countries in recent years. On the rare occasion I am alone, I love to relax and play video games. FIFA18 and Civilization are my favourites.
Finally, tell us something about yourself, which might surprise people?
After graduating from university, I spent two years completing compulsory military service in the Taiwanese armed forces. I climbed the military ladder and become a vice-captain, responsible for the lives of 150 soldiers. My time in the military helped develop the leadership skills I now use on an everyday basis and got me to where I am today.
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