First of all, how are you and your family doing in these COVID-19 times?
Lukas Lukoševičius: So far, I have no family members exposed to COVID-19, but we feel it’s getting closer as more and more friends are getting it.
Tell us about you, your career, how you founded TableAir.
Lukas Lukoševičius: I’ve started TableAir after spending 10 years working as a User Experience designer – I’ve decided that I want to build something tangible, something connected with the real world rather than working with digital pixels all the time. So now we have a very strong IoT and hardware element to our company.
How does TableAir innovate?
Lukas Lukoševičius: We’re innovating by combining 3 things: Design, Technology, and Workspace related challenges.
How the coronavirus pandemic affects your business, and how are you coping?
Lukas Lukoševičius: As TableAir was remote-oriented from day 1 (we even built the first hardware product while the team worked at 3 different cities 2 different countries), it did not impact from an operations standpoint; however, of course, there was uncertainty from the business side, especially considering the first quarantine – the second seems to be a little bit less hectic.
Did you have to make difficult choices, and what are the lessons learned?
Lukas Lukoševičius: You have to iterate fast. As they say, adapt or die. We’ve decided to adapt and are keep on pushing.
How do you deal with stress and anxiety?
Lukas Lukoševičius: Good question. My remedy is slow running. I’m trying not to exceed 1km/6min pace and run between 10 and 20km.
Who are your competitors? And how do you plan to stay in the game?
Lukas Lukoševičius: Any company that creates products to manage workspace resources in a smart and connected way.
Your final thoughts?
Lukas Lukoševičius: COVID is an opportunity, and those who will leverage it will emerge victorious.