Meet our team – 60 seconds with Wole Taiwo

June 26th, 2017 Backbone Connect, Blog

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Get to know the people behind your service. Our 60 seconds series introduces you to the Backbone Connect employees central to our success…

Our customers are supported by very talented technology specialists, ready to help them develop their IT services and meet their business goals. Wole is one of our technical leads and brings a wealth of IT experience from many different industries, as well as a commitment to exceptionally standards of work. Just what you would expect from a premium IT services provider.

Name: Wole Taiwo

What do you do at Backbone?
I am a technical lead on the Backbone Connect NOC team. My role involves liaising with the presales team and customers to implement solutions in line with what was promised and to meet our customer’s expectations.

What qualification’s you bring?
I have worked for several years as a network engineer, principal engineer and team lead in several organisations including investment banks, online travel companies, internet service providers and managed service providers. My experience has given me an understanding of what level of service clients require from their providers. This has proved very useful in my role with Backbone Connect.

What qualifications are you working on next?
We are continuously working on implementing further improvements to the Backbone Connect service provision.

Who do you report into?
I report to the Service Delivery Manager – Chris Topping.

If you had one week to live, what would you do?
I would spend it with my immediate and extended family.

What three items would you take on a desert island?
I would take water and food to keep me alive and the Bible to keep me sane!

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod/phone?
Withholding Nothing – William Mcdowell

Where’s your favourite place to eat?
Nothing beats home cooked food so it will be home.

What do you like to do most in your free time?
I share a passion for self-improvement books/audio books with my wife. We also like to take walks to our local park.

What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received?
The best gift was a Samsung smart watch which was given to me for my birthday. The worst gift ever was a Salter Bathroom scale which I never used.

What do you love the smell of most?
I love the fresh air at the beach.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I love languages but never really had the time nor the patience to learn new ones. I would love to learn Spanish, German and French and speak them all fluently.

If you could take three months off work to travel, where would you go? 
I would go to live and work in Antartica.

What Technology has caught your eye?
My Smart Watch.

What do you like most about working at Backbone Connect?
We all work well together as a team.



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