The Designated Survivor of the Software World


The people who are familiar with Netflix and the series running on this platform probably know what I mean. The headline tells the story. Exactly the serie about the designated survivor is one of the most popular ones at this moment. For the people who do not know what this serie is about take a look at the quote below. Now you understand what this designated survivor is the question rises. Who is the designated survivor of the software world?


In the United States, a designated survivor (or designated successor) is an individual in the presidential line of succession. Often a member of the United States Cabinet, who is to be at a physically distant, secure, and undisclosed location when the President and the country’s other top leaders (e.g., Vice President and Cabinet members) are at a single location, such as during State of the Union addresses and presidential inaugurations. The intention is to guarantee continuity of government in the event of a catastrophic occurrence that kills the President and many officials in the presidential line of succession, such as a mass shooting, bombing or attack. If such an event happens, killing both the President and Vice President, the surviving official highest in the line, possibly the designated survivor, would become the Acting President of the United States under the Presidential Succession Act.[1] 


On the night of the State of the Union address, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of his Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkman the designated survivor. Kirkman becomes president. Still unaware that the attack is just the beginning of what is to come. by Wikipedia

The Designated Survivor of the Software World 

Actually this is quite a strange question considering all the things that must happen before this is reality. And this will not be reality if you ask me. But go along with the story and the elements in it. Maybe this is not about the designated survivor itself but who do we choose for the software world. Which one of the software vendors do we want to put in the bunker to make sure they survive no matter what happens? Is this as in the serie the company who is least important in the “cabinet”? Or do we take one of the top leaders in the software world? Think about it and I am looking forward to read your contributions on this topic.