Meet the Team – Head of Product and Network Strategy
This month we meet Rod, Head of Product and Network Strategy.
How do you get the day started?
I start the day by sorting the kids out, getting them to school, and then I sit down to go through my emails and prioritise my actions for the day ahead.
What is your role?
My role is to build out the ITS national network, bringing our fibre concessions and wireless networks into one single national network. I also have to raise the awareness of our wholesale services to ISP’s and the channel as well as working with technology partners to deliver on product strategy.
What does your role entail?
The role entails coordinating and negotiating with third party suppliers to get the best services available. We need to ensure that the network is future proof and can upscale to meet future demand. Essentially I need to encompass all the components that we need to build a world class national network.
What do like best about your role?
The elements of my role that I like best are negotiating with the suppliers, raising the awareness of our networks within the ISP sector, and accomplishing one of ITS’s major strategic growth requirements.
Tell us something we would not know about you?
I lived in Zambia and Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) when I was a child in an expat community. I went to boarding school in the UK but travelled back to Africa in the holidays where my parents worked and lived.