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Siddick Elaheebocus

Siddick Elaheebocus. Siddick has worked in the IT industry for 18 years.  He is currently a Director and Technology Strategist for an IT services company based in the French Pacific providing vendor-agnostic digital advisory, professional services and training. Siddick is also a Chartered IT Professional, a long-standing Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), a technology conference speaker and a mentor. As well as a former Microsoft TechIdol winner.

In this episode, Phil and Siddick Elaheebocus discuss how continuous self-development provides security and opens up exciting possibilities. In the podcast, Siddick goes over numerous ways you can do all of this efficiently. They discuss why having a purely technical skillset is no longer sufficient for IT professionals. As well as why failure is not a negative thing.


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2 Top Career Tips

1) Invest in yourself continually. Things change fast you never know when your role will change drastically or disappear, and you need to find a new one. Growing your knowledge, skills, and networking will ensure you are ready for the move. You also need to work on your soft skills and personality.
2) If you want to excel in your profession, become passionate about what you do. You will naturally become good at what you do and be inspired to carry on learning and contributing.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

When Siddick took on his first management role he had to learn on the job. The firm he worked for did not provide any formal people management training. Unfortunately, he made a mistake. One that started to impact his professional image negatively. He could not fully fix the issue, so ended up leaving a job he loved. This experience prompted him to learn people skills. Something that Siddick found has helped his career immeasurably.

Career Highlight

Being involved in the launch of the first public cloud in Tahiti is Siddick´s biggest career highlight. There were a lot of challenges, but they succeeded and provided an affordable cloud service. Microsoft uses it as an example and other island nations are replicating it.

The Future

Siddick is excited by the fact that we are on the edge of the next big tech revolution. The availability of cognitive and artificial intelligence, big data and IUD augmented reality will all lead to huge changes.

This is likely to transform the role of most IT professionals. They will still need their technical skills but will also play a far greater role in driving change through innovation. It is no longer sufficient to have only technical skills; you need an understanding of business too

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

When people started to ask Siddick to repair their hardware he became curious about how PC worked which started his IT career.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Siddick´s dad told him – work isn´t life.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

There´s no room for failure. Siddick believes no failure means you are not trying anything new.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Siddick would start by working in the cloud, AI or cybersecurity fields.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Building some specialized skills in data center and cloud tech and building a stronger tech community, in his area.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Active listening. In the podcast, Siddick shares several examples of how that has helped his career.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Learning from his customers and business partners and working to understand emerging technologies.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

He loves to travel and spending time enjoying the beautiful island he lives on

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