Embracing Risk for Reward

By Rob McConnell

On this episode of Code Bytes, Stephen is joined by Rob McConnell, Head of Expleo NI.

In this episode, Rob shares his journey from a Big Four consultancy to spearheading Expleo in Northern Ireland, highlighting the leaps of faith and entrepreneurial spirit that shaped his career.

Rob also discusses the social impact initiatives of Expleo, reflecting his passion for community involvement. The pair explore the current challenges and opportunities in the Northern Ireland tech industry, including the shift in foreign direct investment and talent dynamics.

Rob offers invaluable advice to aspiring technologists, stressing the importance of embracing generative AI, continuous skill development, and a proactive mindset. He underscores the significance of adaptability and strategic thinking in navigating the evolving tech landscape.


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