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. 
 By Mark Samuels for ZDNet