The Tealium community is thrilled to shine its Expert Spotlight on @thyngster. David is a freelance Implementation Specialist from the Basque Country in Spain, and the author of our latest user blog: UDO Debugger Chrome Extension for Tealium iQ Implementations. Keep reading below and get to know David better.
How do you interact with Tealium’s products on a daily basis?
I mostly work with Tealium IQ, doing all types of implementations and trying to get the most from the tool. I try building tools to make my daily work easier in my own way.
What do you like to do outside of work?
That is an easy question to answer. When I'm not at work, I'm likely riding my bike or hiking.
What do you see as the hottest trends in technology today?
There are a lot of trends in technology: AI, ML, RPA, Cloud, IoT, to mention some of them. What I find really interesting is how some of them are starting to work together like in the Hyper Automation or how some of them are turning out to be really useful, not just a bunch of data floating in the Cloud, like with the Edge Computing.
It's going to be a real challenge for companies and legislators to manage all these new technologies from a privacy perspective.
How can an organization stay relevant five years from now?
It's hard to think where we will be in 5 years because of how extremely fast the industry is evolving, but I'd say organizations that will stay relevant are those who invest in people, more explicitly in talented people.
Tools will evolve, clients will move on and there's nothing a company can do about it, instead they have a chance to do something about their employees. Successful companies need to have the capacity to quickly adapt new trends, new technologies, keep an open mind, and that's only possible when working with talented people who are passionate about what they do.
What do you consider most promising in the era of big data?
I think the exponential growth curve of data and how the Cloud is allowing many companies access to Big Data so they can focus on making that data actionable.
It is really exciting to see how important Big Data is turning out to be. It’s going to be applicable to almost any field in the future.
What app would be hard for you to live without?
I'm not necessarily hooked to any specific app - I keep switching apps when a new and better option comes up.
Maybe worth mentioning that every time I reset my phone, I always install 3 apps in a strict order for some reason - Twitter, Linkedin and at least 1 application for searching flights.
What was the worst job you’ve ever had?
I think it would be when I worked as a server outsourcing/technician. Anything could go wrong at any given time and you'd have to be available. It was impossible to know how long a fix would take and I really prefer to have a more stable schedule.
If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
Nikola Tesla. One of the most influential scientists, and also one of the most forgotten ones, who was decades ahead of his time. I can't imagine the actual world without many of his inventions (properly accredited or not) and his theories (demonstrated or not).
And lastly… If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?
A Komodo Dragon, need I explain why? .
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Bookmarks allow you to save community content (boards, articles, ideas, topics, or individual posts) to a special page in your account so that you can easily find it again.
To bookmark a piece of content:
Go to the item you want to bookmark.
To bookmark a location, choose (Location) Options > Bookmark. To bookmark a specific post, go to the post and choose (Post) Options > Bookmark.
To view and manage your bookmarks:
Go to My Settings > Subscriptions & Notifications.
Click My Bookmarks. You can click a bookmark to go to the item.
To delete a bookmark, click the check box for the bookmark and click Bookmark Options > Delete Selected Bookmarks.
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To subscribe a piece of content:
Go to the item you want to subscribe to.
To subscribe to a location, click (Location) Options > Subscribe. To subscribe to a specific post, go to the post and click (Post) Options > Subscribe
To view and manage your subscriptions:
Go to My Settings > Subscriptions & Notifications.
Click My Subscriptions to see a list of the items you've subscribed to. You can click a subscription to go to the item.
To delete a subscription, click the check box for the subscription and click Email Subscription Options > Delete Selected Subscriptions.
I hope this tip was helpful to you! If you have any questions, drop a comment below!
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Take a look at this documentation, it covers information regarding the Adobe Analytics Connector:
Let me know if that helps!
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What’s your Tealium story? We would love to hear from you! Whether it’s a troubleshooting tutorial, use case, or helpful tip, we are looking for blog posts that will benefit fellow community members. For the opportunity to become a published blogger within the community, consider the following:
Keep blog post content specific to your personal experience with Tealium products. If you have a doc you started while implementing TiQ, or a unique way AudienceStream has helped your data flow, we want to hear about things like that.
Use English when writing, as it's the universal language within the community. If English is your second language, don't worry! We are happy to help tweak a little verbiage as needed.
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If you can adhere to the above criteria and would like to submit a blog post, apply to become a Tealium blogger.
Leave a comment below or feel free to reach out to me directly, if you have any questions. Thank you!
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At this rank, other community members are used to seeing your username and avatar all over the discussion forums and leaderboards. Continue on this path of consistent contributions, and you’ll soon reap the rewards of becoming an Expert!
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Thank you for reaching out!
Under Product Guides, there is a guide to Tealium's best practices for implementing Tealium iQ, including information specific to Bundling Tags.
Let me know if that helps and feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions!
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