Generally, such a technology evangelist is one who can be a catalyst for the uptake of new technologies by skilfully responding to the inevitable array of questions, concerns and potential objections posed by nay-sayers and others opposed to the technology in one way or another.
When your company is a potential user of a new or emerging technology, the consequences that a persuasive, single-minded technology evangelist may have on the company should be carefully managed.
A technology evangelist who is an employee may play an important part in airing for scrutiny a technology that may not have otherwise been considered. In your organization, does your CIO or IT team have the necessary influence needed to play the role of technology evangelist?
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