What do you know about Sedarius Perrotta, the CEO of Shelf.io? If you’re not aware, Shelf.io is an innovative company that integrates artificial intelligence, or AI, in order to help employees of all types of businesses do their work more efficiently and effectively. It works like this. Employees have a question, and they go to Shelf.io and ask one of the AI members there what the answer to the question is. They can then use that information to accomplish their projects in the most streamlined manner, without making the potential mistakes that might have been made if they had not found out correct and prompt answers to their questions. Now that you have some background on the company, you're probably curious to know more about the person running it, Sedarius Perrotta. As it turns out, there are a lot of things that are interesting about this particular individual. Keep reading to find out 10 of them that are listed below.
1. He knows a thing or two about information management
If you truly want an expert and information management technology, he is the person that you probably want to be talking to. After all, it is the subject that he has specialized in for the majority of his adult life. More importantly, he has proven that he has what it takes to get the job done time and again. In fact, this is his third company that deals with this particular type of platform. The first two were One Global and SharePoint.
2. He’s been lauded for his professional achievements
It's important to note that he hasn't just created startups, sold them and then gone on to the next thing without being recognized by his peers. As a matter of fact, he has worked for a number of Fortune 1000 companies, with World Bank and Harvard Business School being two examples. Obviously, he has made a name for himself in this particular niche, one that is very difficult to succeed in.
3. He has a passion for helping others obtain the knowledge they need to succeed
One of the reasons that he focuses on these types of platforms is because he has a passion for helping others succeed. In order to do that, they need to have accurate information available at their fingertips at all times. It isn't always possible to go to a superior or department head and ask questions without putting oneself on the radar for all the wrong reasons. This is especially true in big business. It's something that he fully realizes and even something that he encountered when he was younger. As such, he became determined to create these types of knowledge banks so that other people wouldn't have to go through similar issues
4. He learned a lot during his college years
He attended Georgetown University and while he was in college, he learned everything that he possibly could about the business world, with a special emphasis on AI technology. He knew that he wanted to move in that direction, yet he readily admits that it wasn't always the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. It's easy to understand why, as this type of technology is still finding its footing. It isn't nearly as prevalent as some other types of technology. That was especially true during the time that he was in college. As such, he was basically blazing a trail for something that most people hadn't really approached in the past. That made it a challenge, to say the least. However, it was one that he welcomed with open arms.
5. He believes in doing his part to make the world a better place
While he was in college, he also volunteered with the Peace Corps. He has always believed that it was vitally important to do whatever one can to improve their corner of the world. As such, he made the decision early on to volunteer with the Peace Corps as a means of doing what he could to make things better and the only way that he knew how. That is something that he still brings with him today, especially when it comes to creating these types of knowledge platforms.
6. He says knowledge can unlock almost any door
As far as he's concerned, knowledge really is power. It's all about giving people an opportunity to become empowered through a better understanding of the issues that surround them, professional issues, and other questions that they might have. As far as he's concerned, the ability to gain the necessary level of knowledge about virtually any subject matter is capable of unlocking doors that might have otherwise remained closed forever. Anyone who is struggling with something has the potential to put themselves in a better situation by learning as much as possible about what is going on around them.
7. He loves the idea of helping people
He readily admits that he loves to help others, especially if he can inspire them in one way or another. Having the opportunity to inspire others is one of the most important things that a person can do, according to him. He has been inspired by people in the past and he tries his best to serve as inspiration for other young people who are up-and-coming.
8. Much of his inspiration comes from his days in the Peace Corps
Speaking of inspiration, a lot of his came from his days in the Peace Corps. Seeing people that were struggling because they didn't have access to good education was something that troubled him deeply. It is one of the main reasons that he eventually decided to form the start up that he has right now, as well as the two previous startups. For him, it's all about improving the lives of others by putting them in control of their own destiny.
9. He isn’t frightened by risks
Risks have never particularly scared him, something that he has pointed out on social media in the past. In fact, he's always been quick to point out that the person who is too afraid to take risks will never achieve anything greater in life than what they have at that very moment. The person who doesn't take a risk never achieves anything beyond what they already have. For him, the greatest risk of failing to take any at all.
10. He’s not opposed to using AI in management positions
It may not come as a surprise, considering the type of business he's in, but he's not even slightly opposed to using AI in management positions. In fact, he feels that this is the wave of the future and that most companies will be using these types of management systems at some point.
Written by Allen Lee
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