Our intuitive technology and talented people are what makes us iplicit. That’s why we want you to get to know the masterminds behind our true cloud accounting software firm, one by one.
Next up, we put our implementation consultant, Tomas Shillibeer under the spotlight to discuss all-things innovation, why the team is the perfect ‘pick-me-up’ and the Game of Thrones character he most relates to…
What is your first memory of tech?
I would have to say the PlayStation One in the early 2000s — which my brother and I used to play on a lot! Although some honourable mentions go to Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, and Crash Bandicoot.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I went through lots of phases growing up, so my career aspirations were always changing, but the one that springs to mind is a rock star! I was in a band with my friends from the age of 16 to 20. Some of my favourite memories are of writing music and performing around the country.
How would you describe iplicit to a new recruit?
A fun and exciting place to work, where you can be your complete self. The team is like a family, and it’s very easy to get on with everyone.
Who can you rely on to cheer up the team on a rainy day?
Anil is always there in a cheerful mood to pick you up when you need it most. You can’t beat his wheel of fortune game on a Friday ‘stand up’ either!
Choose a character (cartoon/film/TV/book) to describe your work personality
When I completed the 16Personalities assessment, my result was ‘The Advocate’. A character who shares this persona is Jon Snow from Game of Thrones. I can see the similarities as he is also calm and focused in his work and always there to help others — no matter what he’s doing.
Tell us one truth and one lie…
I have 15 tattoos and I swam with sharks.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
35mm. I got into photography a couple of years ago, and it soon became one of my favourite hobbies after I got the first roll of film developed. I try to take a camera with me whenever I leave the house — there’s nothing quite like the rawness of a film photo. I think my autobiography would consist of images from the course of my life.
If you were a piece of technology, which would you be and why?
If I were a piece of technology, I’d say any music-playing system. I listen to music pretty much all day, every day. I love that it’s there for you no matter what mood you happen to be in.
What do you think is going to be the next big thing for Enterprise Resource Planning software?
Potentially voice control. Siri and Alexa have boomed in popularity in recent years, and now cars have their own voice control systems. Perhaps Alexa could help to create your invoices…
Where do you see iplicit in five years?
I’ve been with iplicit for seven years now and it has already grown a huge amount. I believe this upward trajectory will continue, and we will soon be at the top of the market and the go-to finance system.