Data analyst and “oldest nerd in Guatemala” with ALS types with his eyes to modernize his clients’ businesses

Can you teach an old nerd new tricks? For Otto Knoke, the self-proclaimed "oldest nerd in Guatemala" who has suffered from ALS for 20 years, the answer is a resounding yes. Today, at age 60, Knoke is the first person in Guatemala to use Microsoft's new eye-tracking software for Windows 10, which allows him to type with his eyes and use #Power BI to analyze business data for his clients. Watch this inspiring video to learn Otto Knoke's full story, then contact TeraCloud, Inc. to learn how powerful #Microsoft business intelligence tools can help modernize and streamline your own business.

Share Post:

Full Service Managed IT by TeraCloud


Can you teach an old nerd new tricks? For Otto Knoke, the self-proclaimed “oldest nerd in Guatemala” who has suffered from ALS for 20 years, the answer is a resounding yes. An admitted (and proud) workaholic, the 60-year-old data analyst is a well known fixture of the Guatemalan business community, having helped modernize the banking industry by introducing ATMs into the country 20 years ago. Sadly, right around that same time, Knoke was diagnosed with ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), and was told he only had two years to live. But rather than give in to the disease, Knoke relentlessly researched ways in which technology could help him overcome his condition and thrive–a determination and drive which has paid off. Today, some two decades later, Knoke has become the first person in Guatemala to use Microsoft’s new eye-tracking software for Windows 10, called Eye Control, enabling him to literally type with his eyes and use Microsoft Power BI to analyze his clients’ business data. For Knoke, who has always been a tech early adopter, this revolutionary Microsoft technology has not only helped his business continue to boom, but more important, it’s enabled him to communicate more meaningfully with his loved ones and strengthen those relationships. Watch this truly fascinating and inspiring video to learn Otto Knoke’s full story.

Stay Informed

More Insights

New Zealand Moves to a Cloud-Based Identity Solution for its 4.9 Million Residents

How can you use advanced authentication and risk-based adaptive access policies to protect data without compromising user experience? TeraCloud, Inc. recommends learning from the experience of New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs. Get the story on how the @Microsoft customer simplified security with a cloud-based identity solution.

3 Key Resources to Accelerate Your Passwordless Journey

When it comes to password use, the risks outweigh the benefits. It’s time your organization started looking at password alternatives that are both highly secure and convenient. Read the @Microsoft blog and contact TeraCloud, Inc. for a free consultation from one of our security experts.
#MicrosoftSecurity #Passwordless

Amedsys Prescribes Microsoft Security and a Password-Free Solution to Support Clinical Teams

Amedisys Home Health streamlines security with a password-free solution. How would security improve at your organization if you could free workers from passwords? Read the customer story to learn how @Microsoft Security saves this healthcare and hospice health provider time and money while strengthening security. When you’re done reading, contact a @Microsoft Security expert from TeraCloud, Inc. for a free consultation.

#Passwordless