In a world obsessed with connections, from fast streaming services, to building personal networks, to even connected cities and homes, it is the personal connections that matter the most – that is why we are proud to introduce KORE Connections. This new forum is a Q&A series where our thought leaders and innovators can share their perspectives on life, innovations and business which could help you in building your own connections.
Willie Bradford serves as a Senior IT Support Analyst at KORE. With over 25 years of IT industry experience, Willie specialises in operation services, security, and data engineering. He attended the University of Phoenix and earned his Bachelor’s in Business Management, where he also later obtained his Master’s in Business Administration and Technology Management.
Prior to his role at KORE, Willie served as a technology consultant and security analyst for companies such as Allscripts, SunTrust, Lexis Nexis, and ProcessWare.
Q: How did you get started in this industry?
A: Early in my career when I was working for a major financial company, my manager came to me and requested I take over the responsibilities of the access control system. The system was always needing much attention due to hardware issues, so I immersed myself into the world of IT and got hooked from that point on. I knew nothing about computers, let alone complex software. I enjoyed learning new things and the technicality of it all!
Q: What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?
A: Something that always makes me smile is when I help someone else make their day better.
Q: Tell us a little bit about your office. What do you keep on your desk?
A: Our Atlanta office is still under renovation, but I have managed to secure a cubicle in the front main entrance. I work in office about 90 percent of the time, so having a tidy space is important to me.
Q: What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
A: I love spending my days off with my wife, Sonja. Much of our time together is spent working with our local church to help others in community through programs and events. I also enjoy golfing, cooking, and learning what’s new in the IT world!
Q: What is one word you would use to describe KORE and why?
A: Motivating. When I am in the right environment, I am more energised and motivated to achieve my goals – and KORE does just that.
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