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Q&A with Vincent Avoseh

It’s time for a sit-down with another of our Somerville stars. This time we chat with Vincent Avoseh, Lead Engineer, Network Infrastructure, in our Connect pillar. He has been with us for over three years now, and was recently involved in our major Network Upgrade. Let’s find out a little more…

 

Q: Give us a high-level summary of the new Somerville National Network, and your role in the project: 

The new Somerville National Network is designed to increase the service offerings to customers across all sectors. It is implemented to deliver unique network experiences using the industry’s cutting-edge technologies. I was part of the design team and also lead the implementation.

Q: What was the biggest challenge you overcame working on the network upgrade?

Translating the conceived design into a robust and agile national network that threads the delicate line between complexity of requirements and simplicity of operation.

Q: What’s your favourite thing about working at Somerville?

The Somerville culture—you have to be at Somerville to get the hang of it.

Q: What’s your secret skill?

I believe patience is a virtue. Patience helps you see what you ordinarily wouldn’t.

Q: What’s the first job you ever had?

I started out working as a computer hardware technician pulling computers apart to fix hard-disk, memory, CPU, motherboard or power-supply issues.

Q: What was your most beloved band from your adolescence? 

My beloved band as an adolescent was the Hillsong choir.

Q: What are some of the things you are most proud of in your life?

My family has always been a source of pride for me.

Q: What was your favourite food as a kid? How about now?  

I would have any meal of rice any day.

Q: What’s something on your bucket list that you can’t wait to do?

I would love to travel around Europe and America.

Q: What’s the next country you’d like to visit and why?

Croatia, because it has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

Q: What’s one of your favourite hobbies?

Learning through documentaries.

Q: What’s something about you that surprises people when they find out?

The fact I grew up thinking of becoming a professional soccer player.

I started out working as a computer hardware technician pulling computers apart to fix hard-disk, memory, CPU, motherboard or power-supply issues.

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