Harnessing Local Talent for Global Impact

Mark McCormack, Managing Director - Aflac

On this episode of Code Bytes, Stephen is joined by Mark McCormack, Managing Director at Aflac. 

In this episode, Mark shares his unconventional journey from a Zoology graduate to a leading role at Aflac Northern Ireland, highlighting the diverse experiences that shaped his career.

The pair discuss the unique culture and growth of Aflac NI, emphasising the value of local leadership and autonomy in fostering a successful IT and cybersecurity centre.

Mark reflects on key career decisions, the importance of attitude over aptitude in talent acquisition, and the significant role of mentorship and continuous learning. He also shares insights on the future of the tech industry, particularly the transformative impact of generative AI, and offers valuable advice for aspiring technologists on adaptability, reinvention, and resilience.

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