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Q&A Alastair Williamson, CEO, Wyld Networks

13 October 2022

Alastair Williamson, CEO, Wyld Networks

Alastair Williamson, CEO, Wyld Networks

Who was your hero when you were growing up?
If it is OK, I would like to have two heroes. The first is the England all-round cricketer and legend, Lord Botham (Ian Botham). My family was a cricketing family and we all played, even my mum and siblings, so we spent a lot of time watching county and international cricket. In Test cricket, he scored 14 centuries, took five wickets in an innings 27 times, and 10 wickets in a match four times.

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Mission critical communications

Mission critical: dealing with disaster

11 October 2022

Recent floods in Pakistan have caused widespread devastation – putting critical communications under the spotlight. Robert Shepherd speaks to those keeping southern Asia connected

The recent flooding that’s engulfed Pakistan is a stark reminder to humanity that we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature.

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Q&A

Q&A Terence McCabe; CTO for Asia Pacific and Japan; Nokia

19 July 2022

Who was your hero when you were growing up?

A difficult one- my heroes were generally from the world of motorsports growing up with names like Mike Hailwood, Joey Dunlop and Michael Schumacher, who all held the racing champion positions at one time or another. Growing up in Ireland, motorcycle road racing captured my imagination, and for those who know the place, The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races were the pinnacle of the sport. The combination of technology and individual commitment required for success in this arena did not inspire me to participate. Still, it shows how attention to detail and single-minded focus must be combined with team building, even in what might appear to be an individual domain. Schumacher’s success as a driver at Ferrari had everything to do with his ability to build a team focused on excellence. Time and time again, we have seen egos in sports break a team dynamic and ultimately undermine potential. It is true in any human pursuit.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

The long road to going green

14 July 2022

Energy, climate change and the environment continue to make headlines and the telecom sector is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to pollution. Robert Shepherd finds out what southern

The environment is always – pardon the pun – a hot topic. From climate change and the filth that we continue to pump into the air, to tenacious campaigners gluing themselves to trains, there’s always something to furrow the global brow.

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