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Meet our people: Nicholas Naidu - At the cutting edge of innovation

3rd May 18

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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...

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