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Why real-world experience is the key to success in tech

Rob Threadgold, global head of IT infrastructure and operations at ICBC Standard Bank, has taken a very different route into technology leadership than some of his c-suite peers.

Rather than attend university and complete a graduate training scheme, Threadgold left school after finishing his A-levels and went straight into full-time employment. “Experience counts,” he says, reflecting on his best practice advice to other IT professionals looking to take a vocational route to the top. Here, he shares his experience and lessons with ZDNet. [1]

[1] By Mark Samuels for ZDNet

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