Whilst Santa and his elves are busy in the North Pole getting themselves ready for their busiest night of the year, here at Synapse360 thought we would lend them a helping hand by checking that naughty and nice list twice and giving Santa a helping hand with who we think should be getting a lump of coal in their stocking and who should be getting everything on their Christmas Wish List!
Taking top spot on the naughty list of tech this year has to be one of the richest men alive, Elon Musk! His controversial purchasing of popular social media network Twitter sent ripples through the tech world with Elon reportedly firing over 5,500 employees at Twitter in his first day in charge. Subsequently, Elon has also reportedly imposed a no-working from order and has increased his staff working hours if they wish to stay in employment at Twitter.
You get a lump of coal from us Mr Musk!
As Co-Founder of popular streaming service, Netflix, Reed has re-defined what it means to watch our favourite tv shows and films, putting customer and user experience at the heart of Netflix’s technology. But customer experience isn’t the only thing that Reed has been concerned with. Netflix already has introduced an unlimited holiday allowance for his staff and has gone that step further by offering up to a year of paid parental leave for his staff! In 2020, Hastings and his wife Patty also donated $120 million to fund scholarships at two historically Black colleges and the United Negro College Fund.
You are certainly on the nice list Mr and Mrs Reed!
Reportedly the ringleader of the biggest cyber-criminal fraud investigation, Teejai Fletcher, if he is found to be guilty definitely belongs on the naughty list. Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Police announced that they will be contacting approximately 70,000 victims who have fallen victim to the iSpoof .cc trap set up by Teejai and his associates in the UK alone. It is estimated that Teejai Fletcher and his reported associates may have scammed over £3.2million from victims.
It’s the naughty list for you Teejai and your co-conspirators!
Arguably the most influential woman in the tech game, Susan Wojcicki aka the CEO of YouTube, has been working in the industry for over 20 years and during that time has become an inspiration for women in tech. Recognised for not only her outstanding contribution to the tech industry, Susan is also known for taking a stance against discrimination in the industry and has become a leading force for change. Susan, you are on the nice list this year!
Referee’s in the England V France Game
Ok, so this one does depend entirely on whether you are an England Fan, however after referee’s controversially refused to give England a clear-cut penalty in their Semi-Final World Cup match vs France so there will be a few fans who are insistent that the video referee’s get a lump of coal for Christmas. However, as this is entirely situational and based on opinion, we are going to have to hand this one over to the main man in charge to make a final decision.
Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code a non-profit organisation that is shedding light on the gender gap in technology and what the ‘ideal’ programmer looks like. Girls Who Code leads a movement to inspire, educate and empower young women to take up computing skills and pursue the opportunities that triumph in the 21st century.
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