Vodacom is a place where hard work and dedication pays off. We chatted to Nicholas Naidu, Vodacom's new Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation about his journey with Vodacom.
What did you study and how did you join Vodacom?
My journey with Vodacom started in 2001, when I was awarded a bursary at the end of my matric year to study a B.Sc Electronic Engineering degree at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. When I completed my degree at the end of 2005, I was offered a graduate engineer position in Vodacom’s Regional Network Operations team in Johannesburg. My first job involved driving around Gauteng to test the network and fix any problems. I also visited customers to attend to their network issues.
Since then I have also obtained a M.Eng Telecommunications degree from Wits University while working, and which I pursued with the assistance of Vodacom’s internal staff bursary scheme.
What does your job entail?
As a Managing Executive, my job is to lead and motivate a large team of technology professionals. I also have to define clear priorities and goals to measure our team’s success and to provide support and guidance to ensure that we deliver on these ambitious targets. I am fortunate to have a great team who are extremely passionate.
Some of our responsibilities are to ensure that Vodacom’s strategic technology roadmaps are...