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Introduce introduce you you tonight tonight to to a a serial serial entrepreneur entrepreneur that's that's changing changing the the way, way, we we think think about about leadership. leadership. Kenny Kenny Hoke Hoke is is a a Detroit Detroit native native who who grew grew up up with with roots roots in in the the automotive automotive industry. industry. And And he's. he's. He He started started his his career career on on the the manufacturing manufacturing floor floor at at General General Motors Motors book, book, he he soon soon found found himself himself leaving leaving Detroit Detroit for for new new opportunities opportunities overseas, overseas, and and in in Silicon Silicon Valley Valley now now Kenny Kenny is is the the CEO CEO of of Campbell Campbell waste, Mojo a leading software as a service platform for connected cars and carry a branded IOT services in a nutshell. Mojo is also KENNY'S six outing a CEO, including his passion for using technology, but to solve real world problems and undoing a little research of also discovered that Kenny was a semi pro skateboarder as a teenager, and he may or may not still be able to do a handstand world writing. And yes, art promise, you are will go to research, it guess stiffler is pure gold to me so book, a look and hold until I as I beam you'll is all the way to California. So we can speak with Kenny Hoke from Mojo. Massif warm. Welcome to the show Kenny how the New Year's resolutions going. Oh, you still holding firm after the holiday. He's under other any plans to resurrect your semi pro pro skating skating in in career. career. Maybe Maybe prove prove you you can can still still do do a a handstand handstand world world rolling rolling for for asking. asking. You You know, know, we we live live the the very very focused focused light. light. So So we're we're going going to to stick stick to to our our plans. plans. No No there there is is no no new new resolutions resolutions for for twenty twenty nineteen nineteen other other than than make make sure sure we we stay stay focused focused and and for for skateboarding. skateboarding. And And past past the the past past the the point point of of being being a a pro pro skateboarder, skateboarder, but but I I still still try try to to do do a a hand hand stand stand on on the the skateboard skateboard at at least least once once a a year year to to make make sure sure I I could could still still do do it. it. And And I'll I'll probably probably do do that that with with my my team. team. So So looking looking forward forward to to a a great great CDS CDS this this year year lab lab test test eight eight Lacerda Lacerda sight sight to to see see the the when when I I was was researching researching you you I'll I'll let let you you a a Detroit Detroit native native who who grew grew up up with with roots roots in in the the automotive automotive industry. industry. And And I I believe believe you you started started your your career career working working on on the the manufacturing manufacturing floor floor at at General General Motors. Motors. But But soon soon found found yourself yourself leading leading Detroit Detroit for for new new opportunities opportunities overseas overseas and and in in Silicon Silicon Valley. Valley. So So can can you you expand expand on on that? that? Tell Tell me me about about the the transition transition from from the the manufacturing manufacturing for for for for new new opportunities opportunities older older season season in in Silicon Silicon Valley. Valley. Sure. Sure. Sure. Sure. So So I I worked worked at at General General Motors Motors between between junior junior and and senior senior year year of of college college to to make make some some money money for for college college snow snow university university in in the the US US is is quite quite expensive. expensive. And And I I was was supposed supposed to to be be programming. programming. Robots Robots at at General General Motors. Motors. Will Will it it turned turned out out the the robots robots were were delayed delayed from from Japan? Japan? And And so so the the plant plant manager. manager. L L Harris Harris came came out out to to us us twenty twenty eight eight college college students students who who are are supposed supposed to to be be doing doing programming programming and and said said men, men, I've I've got got good good news news and and bad bad news news bad bad news, news, robots robots won't won't be be here here for for another another nine nine months. months. Good Good news news is is you you can can work work on on the the manufacturing manufacturing floor floor as as production production supervisor. supervisor. And And learn learn manufacturing manufacturing is is all all about, about, and and we we we we were were like like deer deer in in the the headlights. headlights. I I really really needed needed the the job job slide slide state state about about half half the the people people left left and and took took their their backup backup jobs, jobs, and and I I had had to to manage manage you you cranky cranky twenty twenty to to thirty thirty year year veterans veterans of of the the United United Auto Auto Workers Workers union. union. And And as as there there is is a a nineteen nineteen year year old old with with you you knowing knowing very very little little about about management, management, and and I I tell tell you you they they just just rip rip me me apart apart for for the the first first few few weeks weeks until until I I finally finally earned earned the the respect respect in in delta delta relationship relationship with with them. them. But But it it was was probably probably one one of of the the toughest toughest things things I I ever ever did did was was managing, managing, you you know, know, people people older older than than me me different different races races different different backgrounds, backgrounds, and and it it really really took took a a lot lot of of humble humble pie pie to to be be able able to to do do that that job. job. But But I I still still love love technology technology and. and. For For me me getting getting out out to to Silicon Silicon Valley Valley was was goal goal at at least least getting getting out out to to the the west west coast. coast. And And I I took took a a job job with with a a startup startup chip chip company company as as a a chip chip designer designer and and moved moved out out to to southern southern California. California. And And that's that's how how I I started started my my technology technology career. career. Incredible Incredible journey journey you you all all to to the the CEO CEO of of Campbell Campbell based based company company called called Mojo, Mojo, which which is is a a leading leading SAS SAS platform platform for for connected connected cars cars and and carry carry a a brand brand new new IOT IOT services. services. But But Mojo Mojo is is also also you'll you'll six six outing outing the the CEO CEO I've I've got got to to ask ask where where did did your your passion passion for for using using technology technology to to solve solve real real world world problems? problems? Where Where did did that that come come from? from? It's It's interesting. interesting. I I was was looking looking back back and and turn turn it it throughout throughout your your we're we're we're we're the the roots. roots. My My dad dad was was electric. electric. So So he he always always had had switches switches and and light light bulbs bulbs and and circuits circuits we we built built radio radio shack shack electronics electronics kits kits together. together. He He actually actually built built a a TV TV from from a a heath heath kit kit project. project. Can't Can't we we actually actually take take all all the the components components and and build build your your own own TV TV in in so so tinkering tinkering with with electron electron at at early early age age really really helped helped with with that. that. And And I I look look back back and and now now that that radio radio seconds seconds defunct defunct and and all all the the stores stores are are shut shut down. down. You You know, know, I'm I'm hoping hoping somebody somebody resurrects resurrects those those kits kits because because as as a a young young kid kid playing playing with with those those cats, cats, you you know, know, really? really? Really Really taught taught you you the the basics basics of of how how hell hell electrcity electrcity flows. flows. Have Have switches switches work work relays, relays, transistors, transistors, building building your your first first transistor transistor radio radio component component by by component. component. Those Those are are things things that that kids. kids. Now, Now, just just take take for for granted granted everything everything just just works. works. Are Are you you don't don't need need to to know know how how it it works? works? I I think think understanding understanding understanding understanding how how things things work work is is a a key key part part of of building building out out love love and and curiosity curiosity around around technology technology for for people people hearing hearing about about Mojo Mojo for for the the very very first first time. time. Could Could you you just just set set the the scene scene ill ill failed? failed? Exactly Exactly what what as as the the real real world world problems problems that that you you solve solve what what makes makes stop stop out out of of solutions solutions outlet. outlet. Sure. Sure. So So some some OJ OJ we're we're in in Vancouver Vancouver based based company company with with offices offices in in Silicon Silicon Valley. Valley. Also Also Sofia Sofia Bulgaria, Bulgaria, we're we're quite quite global. global. We We build build a a cloud cloud platform platform for for IOT IOT starting starting with with the the connected connected car. car. And And what what that that means means is is we we for for just just ten ten dollars dollars or or ten ten year year olds olds per per month month of of mobile mobile operator operator provides provides a a device device that that the. the. Sumer Sumer plugs plugs into into the the vehicle vehicle into into their their on-board on-board diagnostic diagnostic court, court, which which every every car car since since nineteen nineteen ninety ninety seven seven has has in in by by plugging plugging that that device device in in you. you. Light Light up up for for G. G. Lt Lt me me WI WI wifi wifi in in the the car car see see of of high-speed high-speed wifi wifi in in the the car car that that works works anytime. anytime. The The car car is is on on you you also also decode decode all all the the secret secret information information hiding hiding behind behind that that on-board-diagnostics on-board-diagnostics port, port, for for example, trouble codes when you check engine light goes on. And you have no idea what the problem is. We'll tell you not only the severity of the problem. But what the problem is the likely cost of repair. So when you go into a mechanic shop you as a consumer have much more power than just driving in and saying, please help I have no idea. What's wrong with my vehicle? Now, you can drive in and say this catalytic converters failing it should cost about six hundred pounds. Can you do it for six hundred pounds or less? So So just just those those two two features features not not only only give give the the customer customer more more convenience. convenience. But But also also save save them them time time say say that that money. money. It It also also lets lets you you know, know, if if your your car car has has been been tampered tampered with with has has been been bumped bumped toters toters being being stolen, stolen, and and you you know, know, that that your your loved loved one. one. Ones. Ones. Are Are also also getting getting into into a a safe safe vehicle vehicle for for me me I've I've got got teen teen daughters. daughters. So So knowing knowing that that they're they're driving driving safely safely knowing knowing where where they they are. are. And And the the cars cars are are safe safe is is also also great great peace peace of of mind mind for for me me as as a a parent parent and and with with that that we've we've gone gone from from zero zero to to eight eight hundred hundred thousand thousand connected connected car car last last eighteen eighteen months, months, and and we'll we'll put put you you off off Moderato. Moderato. If If you you let let you you close close twenty twenty eighteen eighteen on on an an incredibly incredibly high high note, note, we've we've moved moved T T mobile mobile Poland Poland as as long long as as the the small small cost cost pilot pilot by by Mojo, Mojo, which which takes takes you you to to nine nine operators operators in in six six countries. countries. But But could could you you expand expand on on these these and and how how incredible incredible journey journey which which seems seems to to be be gathering gathering spate? spate? Now, Now, doesn't doesn't it? it? Yes. Yes. Thank Thank you. you. It's It's it it really really is is celebrating celebrating Deutsche Deutsche Telekom, Telekom, which which is is majority majority owner owner of of T T mobile mobile also also t t mobile mobile Poland Poland t t mobile mobile Germany Germany Austria Austria Czech Czech Republic. Republic. Thirteen Thirteen other other countries countries around around the the world, world, they they invested invested in in a a round, round, and and they they also also invested invested in in our our most most recent recent be be round, round, and and they've they've been been very very active active as as a a strategic. strategic. Investor Investor in in many many times times strategic strategic investors investors young young talk talk about about delivering delivering more more than than money, money, but but very very rarely rarely do do they they actually actually follow follow through through on. on. That That Goto Goto telecom telecom has has been been amazing. amazing. They They have have a a partner partner in in group group with with a a couple couple of of key key people people Ota Ota Chesney Chesney Gabby Gabby that that actively actively work work as as hard hard trying trying to to help help the the startup startup that that the the that that the the big big corporate corporate has has invested invested in in as as they they do do making making sure sure the the corporate corporate gets gets there there initiatives initiatives completed completed so so that that group group has has been been really really helpful helpful in in helping helping us us to to find find the the product product test test the the product product make make sure sure it's it's carrier carrier grade grade also also making making sure sure were were fully fully compliant compliant with with GDP GDP are are the the new new regulations regulations in in Europe, Europe, and and then then helping helping us us work work through through each each of of the the different different countries countries which which still still are are allowed allowed to to make make their their own own individual individual decisions. decisions. So So that that investment investment from from Richard Richard telecom, telecom, and and the the partnering partnering group group in in working working closely closely with with them them have have been been really really instrumental, instrumental, and and we we are are super super happy happy to to have have our our most most recent recent launch launch in. in. Poland. Poland. And And you you know, know, it's it's a a large large market. market. Don't Don't you? you? Tell Tell the the town town has has number number one one market market share share there. there. And And they're they're really really excited excited about about being being used used this this technology technology to to make make their their car car safer, safer, put put WI WI fi fi in in it it and and helped helped her her consumers. consumers. Save Save time. time. Save Save money money and and going going forward forward we we expected expected eventually eventually being being most most of of the the torch torch telecom telecom countries countries around around the the world world as as long long as as they they have have enough enough cars cars in in enough enough people people not not many many people people listening listening to to us us today. today. We'll We'll be be gently gently easing easing this this selves selves back back into into the the office office after after a a year. year. But But for for anyone anyone in in the the tech tech industry industry of of coal. coal. Steph Steph thrown thrown straight straight into into the the chaos chaos and and madness madness of of C C S S in in Vegas Vegas and and us us you'll you'll going going this this year. year. Attending Attending ceus. ceus. And And it's it's the the sacred sacred think think to to ensuring ensuring that that you'll you'll the the techs techs you'll you'll showcasing showcasing CAS CAS is is a a success. success. And And you you get get your your voice voice heard heard because because he's he's just just last last isn't isn't it? it? Great Great question, question, this this show show has has particular particular special special spot spot in in my my heart. heart. I I met met my my fiance fiance on on the the way way to to see. see. Yes. Yes. Two Two years years ago ago in in January January fifth. fifth. So So the the Saturday Saturday will will be be our our two two year year anniversary anniversary of of meeting meeting on. on. We We were were both both on on the the way way to to see. see. Yes. Yes. She She was was helping helping her her brother-in-law's brother-in-law's company company now now is is going going to to meet meet with with t t mobile mobile and and our our flight flight had had been been delayed delayed delayed delayed delayed delayed eventually eventually cancelled. cancelled. And And we we looked looked at at each each other other and and said said we we I I really really need need to to get get there. there. And And she she said said I I really really need need to to get get there there too. too. And And she she then then said said we'll we'll you you seem seem quite quite capable. capable. Let's Let's figure figure out out a a way way to to get get there there together together and and one one one one thing thing leads leads to to another. another. We We finally finally made made it it CDS CDS and and never never done done apart apart sense. sense. So So that that I I met met my my fiance fiance literally literally two two years years ago ago on on Saturday Saturday and and could could not not be be happier. happier. Mazen Mazen partner partner in. in. We We had had an an incredible incredible adventure. adventure. Thus Thus far far looking looking forward forward to to the the teacher teacher in in terms terms of of making making the the actual actual show show successful successful in in technology technology successful successful this this year. year. Will Will be be co co hosting hosting a a suite suite at at the the nation nation next next to to the the sands sands invention invention center center together together with with our our other other strategic strategic investor investor Bausch. Bausch. And And if if you you look look back back at at your your ago, ago, we we were were searching searching for for an an automotive automotive big big brother brother in in automotive automotive industry. industry. So. So. You You know, know, insulated insulated a a difficult difficult to to penetrate, penetrate, a a very very slow slow decision-making decision-making and and very very much much not not invented invented here here mentality mentality of of companies companies trying trying to to do do everything everything themselves themselves sweet sweet felt felt having having a a strategic strategic investor investor and and dig dig brother brother would would be be really really helpful. helpful. We've We've talked talked to to most most of of the the OEM OEM suppliers suppliers in in the the world, world, and and our our our our our our hope hope was was we'd we'd get get the the number number one one supplier, supplier, which which is is Bosch. Bosch. They're They're twice twice as as big big as as the the next next biggest biggest supplier. supplier. They They have have amazing amazing technology technology the the invented invented the the can can bus, bus, which which is is what what our our technology technology talks talks over over through through the the Opie Opie deport deport and and happy happy to to say say on on this this Boston Boston investor investor today, today, but but we've we've got got five five different different technology technology tracks tracks that that were were working working with with them them on on including including having having our our platform platform work work directly directly with with an an embedded embedded telematic telematic solution solution in in brand brand new new cars. cars. So So be be demonstrating demonstrating that that the the North North American American International International auto auto show show later later this this month, month, and and we'll we'll be be showing showing in in detailing detailing those those just just don't don't work work tracks tracks together together with with Bausch Bausch at at CAS. CAS. So So when when the the kids kids having. having. Had Had something something that's that's new new that's that's innovative. innovative. You You could could actually actually demo. demo. It It will will be be doing doing that that side side by by side side with with Bausch, Bausch, which which is is pretty pretty pregnant pregnant headed headed when when when when you you think think about about it it so so company company with with four four hundred hundred thirty thirty five five thousand thousand employees employees hundred hundred billion billion plus plus in in revenue, revenue, and and they're they're sitting sitting there there side side by by side side with with Mojo, Mojo, our our you you know, know, ninety ninety person person growth growth company company so so super super excited excited about about that. that. And And what what what what a a difference difference a a year year mix mix of of close. close. You're You're going going to to be be probably probably cool cool impact impact about about me me in in CAS CAS promoting promoting Mo-jo Mo-jo pushy pushy pup pup to to a a romantic romantic gondola, gondola, ROY ROY of of close close with with to to celebrate celebrate diversely diversely unto unto you've you've got got skateboarding skateboarding tricks tricks to to perform, perform, but but if if you you do do any any down down till till enjoy enjoy CS, CS, which which is is probably probably doubtful doubtful is is anything anything that. that. You'll You'll excel excel about about checking checking out out while while I I am am Vegas Vegas has has an an incredible incredible new new hockey hockey team team Las Las Vegas Vegas nights. nights. And And they're they're playing playing our our hometown hometown team, team, the the San San Jose Jose Sharks Sharks in in Thursday Thursday night. night. So So we're we're going going to to have have a a funding funding out out at at the the at at the the hockey hockey rink rink with. with. Tell Tell us us our our strategic strategic investor investor from from Canada Canada Bausch Bausch and and our our team. team. So So really really looking looking forward forward to to the the sharks sharks beating beating the the nights nights Thursday Thursday night night ninety ninety six six the the planet. planet. So So in in law law and and fear fear that that can can we we got got lucky lucky never never made made the the power power luck. luck. Not Not back back home. home. I I believe believe you you also also do do guest guest lectures lectures at at stunt stunt fits fits engineering engineering entrepeneurship entrepeneurship program. program. Can Can you you tell tell me me a a little little bit bit more more about about that that program? program? And And why why you you think think so so important, important, absolutely. absolutely. Why Why looking looking back back to to the the first first company company I I started started I I wrote wrote my my business business plan plan in in that that class class and and the the class class is is a a combination combination of of engineering engineering master's master's students students and and business business schoolmaster schoolmaster students students in in the the Inkatha Inkatha that that class class is is a a business business plan plan that that you you present present to to both both the the professor professor Mike Mike lions lions and and also also the the students students and and eventually eventually to to venture venture capitalists. capitalists. Why Why wrote wrote might might first first business business plan plan in in class class in in actually actually starting starting my my first first company company I I go, go, which which I've I've actually actually took took public public ninety ninety nine. nine. And And so so that that class. class. Nice Nice has has a a real real special special place place in in my my heart. heart. You You know, know, healthy healthy launch launch my my first first business business in in so so Mike Mike lions lions invites invites me me back, back, and and I I come come back back in in disguise disguise myself myself as as another another student, student, and and they they do do the the business. business. They They do do the the case case study study on on my my business business plan plan and and students students just just rip rip apart. apart. All All the the silly silly things things that that I I was was thinking, thinking, and and how how strategy strategy was was off off and and the the always always different different things things were were were were blemishes blemishes or or problems problems with with the the with with the the business business plan. plan. And And then then eventually eventually Mike Mike asked asked me me to to come come downs. downs. I I take take off off my my baseball baseball cab cab come come down down to to the the further further class class and and tell tell her her what what actually actually happen happen says says a a real real fun fun kind kind of, of, you you know, know, live live case case study study around around the the business business that that that that actually actually worked worked despite despite all all the the problems problems in. in. So So that's that's a a lot lot of of fun fun for for me. me. You You know, know, I I got got my my first first big big break break from from a a Stanford Stanford alumni, alumni, John John Michael Michael who's who's very very first first investor investor if if he he had had come come up up with with the the original original idea idea for for the the business, business, and and you you know, know, he's he's been been a a huge huge proponent proponent of of entrepreneurs entrepreneurs is is a a first. first. Estrin Estrin Staples, Staples, kinkos kinkos copies copies and and was was really really the the guy guy that that stood stood by by me in during the tough times. After starting the business said, listen, I believe in you believe in the business steel stick through this. You're gonna make it instead of worrying about each of the issues to send me a fax. This is back. When people did a lot of faxing semi a fax every Friday in the one good thing that happened and you'll see after time, you're you're making progress in you know, it turns out he was right in. So I'm threader thankful now into Stanford. But also, John Michael for gave me the confidence to stick with it. And not let the first second third or fifteenth problem. He'll. Knock you down every startups have problems, but you probably saw beginning one more step closer to the solution. So that's a key part. And the other is just being back on campus. Really energizes you being around you all students the energy, you know, the taking you back to time. When you remember that anything is possible? There's nothing like that feeling of being on campus. So I get a lot out of it as well. Not you have enjoyed a fantastic career experienced a dramatic is on lows of entrepreneurship since we can help from shop floor. But But can can you you share share the the finished? finished? Oh, Oh, most most interesting interesting story. story. This This happened happened to to you you since since you you began began late late in in Ulan Ulan company company had had -solutely. -solutely. Well. Well. You You know, know, I I started started at at the the chip chip company company called called Silicon Silicon Systems Systems right right out out of of college. college. And And after after on on a a couple couple of of years years working working in in different different parts parts of of the the genera genera team team invited invited to to a a CEO CEO dinner dinner and and the the CEO CEO of of the the company company car car of of I I didn't didn't know know this. this. But But he he didn't didn't fight fight six six seven seven people people out out to to dinner dinner once once a a month. month. Trying Trying to to get get them them a a little little liquor liquor up up in in in in having having few few glasses glasses of of wine, wine, and and then then he he would would say say all all right, right, Kenny. Kenny. What's What's the the one one thing? thing? You You would would change change in in this this company. company. Just Just one one don't don't give give me me ten. ten. What's What's the the number number one one thing? thing? You You would would change change his his company company right right now, now, what what is is it? it? And And I I said said well well for for customer customer meeting meeting last last week. week. And And I I noticed noticed that that your your sales sales guys guys are are confused confused about about some some of of the the products. products. They're They're missing missing opportunities opportunities in in customers customers really really frustrated frustrated trying trying to to figure figure out out which which of of the the products products to to use use and and how how to to apply apply them. them. I I think think we we need need a a two two day day technical technical training training class class for for our our sales sales people people and and Karm Karm says, says, you you know, know, what what you're you're right right at at a a lot lot of of complaints complaints about about that. that. Hockey Hockey seemed seemed like like you've you've got got a a good good personality. personality. So So starting starting Monday, Monday, you're you're going going to to be be transferred transferred up up to to Silicon Silicon Valley. Valley. And And you're you're not not going going to to be be in in technical technical sales sales way. way. We'll We'll what what what what that's that's not. not. That's That's not not what what I I suggested suggested he he says says no no that that that's that's exactly exactly what what he he suggested suggested in in is is perfect perfect and and start start packing packing your your stuff stuff tomorrow. tomorrow. He He can can move move over over the the weekend weekend report report up up to to the the general general manager manager John John Tamil Tamil up up there there on on Monday. Monday. And And that that was was it. it. I I was was pushed pushed from from a a technical technical career, career, which which I I was was really really enjoying enjoying into into sales. sales. And And you you know, know, I I thought thought of of sales sales is is used used star star sales sales people, people, I I never never understood understood or or appreciated appreciated the the importance importance or or the the art art of of professional professional sales sales and and went went into into his his office office and and said, said, I'm I'm not not I'm I'm not not a a salesman salesman engineer engineer design design products products Bill Bill products. products. He He says says number number one. one. This This is is not not a a democracy democracy decisions decisions been been made made number number two. two. He He says says nobody nobody in in this this company company gets gets paid paid until until somebody somebody sells sells something something and and number number three. three. I I heard heard you you wanted wanted to to be be an an entrepreneur entrepreneur some some day day will will if if you you wanna wanna be. be. Sure, Sure, sell sell better. better. Learn Learn how how to to sell sell get get out out of of my my office. office. And And you you know, know, might might might might sales sales manager manager John John John John Tamil Tamil was was a a true true pro pro taught taught me me all all the the ropes ropes of of selling selling in in in in the the importance importance of of a a professional professional sales sales career. career. And And we we just just crushed crushed it it became became number number one one worldwide worldwide eventually eventually at at thought thought TD TD k k at at later later TI TI in in that that experience experience combined combined with with the the other other lessons. lessons. I I learned learned it it so so consistent consistent stay stay with with me, me, my my whole whole career, career, and and I I look look back back because because I I had had a a chance chance to to go go back back to to General General Motors Motors and and IBM IBM which which I'd I'd also also worked worked at at and, and, you you know, know, if if I'd I'd taken taken that that easy easy path path which which actually actually paid paid more more money money than than what what Silicon Silicon Systems Systems offered, offered, you you know, know, we've we've never never learned learned as as quickly quickly as as they they did did it it growth growth company. company. And And I I also also think think it it would would have have delayed delayed in in in in maybe maybe even even prevented prevented me me from from ever ever starting starting a a business. business. So So the the taking taking that that path path less less traveled traveled in in the the more more difficult difficult path path I I really really recommend recommend especially especially when when you're you're beginning beginning your your career. career. So So if if anyone anyone listening listening wants wants to to meet meet you you all all your your tape. tape. At At CS CS the the way way obey. obey. But But if if you've you've got got a a boot boot or or so so whether whether me me find find you you online online and and just just come come to to Mandeville Mandeville statements statements that that call call any any questions. questions. Sure. Sure. So So our our website website is is M M O O J J dot, dot, I I l l that's that's mode mode dot dot IO. IO. There's There's no no dot dot com. com. Just Just mowed mowed dot dot IO IO will will be be hosting hosting suite suite at at the the Venetian Venetian right right next next to to the the sands sands convention convention center center together together with with Bausch Bausch into into book book an an appointment. appointment. You You can can go go to to calendar calendar Lee Lee C C A A L L E E N N D D L, L, Y Y dot dot com com forward forward slash slash jail jail forward forward slash slash C. C. S S dash dash two two zero zero one one nine nine we we really really appreciate appreciate the the time. time. This This morning morning Neil. Neil. Thank Thank you you so so much much of of what what you you said. said. Today's Today's really really rested. rested. I I live live me. me. I I love love how how you you using using technology, technology, but but actually actually solve solve real real problems. problems. But But what what you you said said a a few few months months ago ago about about not not taking taking the the easy easy path path techy. techy. Not Not road road less. less. Trouble Trouble on on Easter Easter learning learning on on the the grind grind shape. shape. She She prepares prepares you you for for the the future. future. Such Such wise wise would. would. Something Something that that really really resonate resonate with with anything. anything. I I wish wish you you the the best best for for C C S. S. I I looked looked to to hear hear from from you you late late on on in in the the say say how how things things are are going. going. But But I I thank thank you you for for coming coming on on and and sharing sharing your your Tom Tom me me tonight. tonight. Thank Thank you. you. My My pleasure. pleasure. Cheers, Cheers, a a great great story. story. Kenny, Kenny, really really as as the the real real Dale Dale and and a a great great guy guy to to boot boot unluck. unluck. I I said said at at the the beginning beginning of of the the show, show, we we must must remind, remind, but but this this is is Kenny Kenny six six acting acting CEO CEO indulging indulging his his passion passion for for using using technology, technology, but but to to solve solve real real world world problems. problems. And And that that really really comes comes across. across. And And unsurprisingly unsurprisingly his his achievements achievements include include winning winning the the GS GS innovate innovate of of the the year year award award setting setting the the world world record record for for low low power power smartphone. smartphone. GPS GPS chip chip says says and and sunning sunning over over one one billion billion in in mobile, mobile, power power accessories. accessories. Olga Olga is is nearly nearly as as impressive impressive as as doing doing a a one one hundred hundred handstand handstand while while riding riding escape escape boat. boat. But But what what really really excites excites me me he's he's loggia loggia while while positioning positioning themselves themselves as as the the technological technological backbone backbone for for that that rapidly rapidly growing growing connected, connected, call call industry, industry, unless unless remember remember that that spice spice alone alone is is forecast forecast to to reach reach hundreds hundreds of of millions millions of of vehicles vehicles around around the the world world by by twenty twenty twenty twenty and and a a few few years years ago, ago, of of course, course, twenty twenty twenty twenty same same luck luck it it was was miles miles away. away. But But wearing wearing twenty twenty nine nine t t now, now, that's that's literally literally next next year. year. Mojo Mojo isn't isn't just just connecting connecting costs costs to to the the internet. internet. That That actually actually enabling enabling a a new new automotive automotive ecosystem ecosystem of of bringing bringing together together players players of of all all shapes shapes of of all all sizes sizes and and foams, foams, so so I'm I'm going going to to be be following following this this story, story, very very very very closely. closely. And And I I wished wished to to tame tame it it Mojo Mojo all all the the best best on on that that mission mission of of connecting connecting all all these these pieces pieces together, together, and and it it creates creates at at least least from from having having to to spoken spoken to to him him briefly briefly here here that that that's that's what what drives drives him, him, and and that's that's what what drives drives the the company company forward. forward. But But a a guy guy you've you've heard heard me me talking. talking. You've You've heard heard Kenny Kenny talking talking today, today, but but what what were were your your takeaways takeaways from from today's today's conversation? conversation? Did Did it it leave leave you you with with any any food food for for thought? thought? Or Or just just something something that that you you would would like like to to share share with with me me all all the the listeners listeners oath oath April-May April-May tech tech blog blog writer writer at at outlook outlook dot dot com. com. Tweet Tweet me me at at Nailsea Nailsea Hughes Hughes old old Papa Papa by by website website tech, tech, blog, blog, writer writer dot dot co co dot dot K. K. But But we've we've reached reached the the end end of of another another episode episode twenty twenty nineteen nineteen for for icing icing boys, boys, but but I'm I'm hungry hungry for for more more sow sow joy. joy. 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