Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 65 | Page 72

GET TO KNOW what the animal does , even done to what they ate , and this can assist to determine what could be the cause of a problem .
How do you deal with stress and unwind outside the office ?
I enjoy exercising and mountain biking . There is a great Mai Thai HIIT training class I attend that I really enjoy .
If you could go back and change one career decision , what would it be ? accelerates the adoption and implementation of technology is vital .
I don ’ t really have a career decision that I would have changed , however , when I was younger , I wish I would have worked in a world centre , like London . I did eventually do this , but I think it ’ s important to work in a big city outside of where you live when you are younger .
What do you currently identify as the major areas of investment in your industry ?
Cross border enablement is where the biggest investment is currently .
What are the region-specific challenges when implementing new technologies in Africa ?
Understanding the compliance landscape and building a solid relationship with a local provider that
What changes to your job role have you seen in the last year and how do you see these developing in the next 12 months ?
Over the last three years , I have learnt about the flexibility you need to give people in order to work , and to ensure that they do their work well . Providing flexibility and providing measurement in how and what they do is important . It is also important to buy into and find better ways to create flexibility .
What advice would you offer somebody aspiring to obtain C-level position in your industry ?
You will need to be an advocate for change , be innovative and need to have business sense . You should form a partnership and attract the right people to deliver on it . And lastly , it will take lots of hard work . p
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