338: Learn More Than You Need To Know and Keep Your Eyes Open with Mark Angle

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In this week’s show, Phil talks to Mark Angle the Chief Cloud Operations Officer at OneStream, having previously held leadership positions in areas including data centre operations, service desk, enterprise architecture and service delivery.

His passions lie at the intersection of technology, science, and nature but he gets his in-office adrenaline rush leading collaboration discussions or presenting to a customer.

Mark discusses why we should always go further when it comes to self-development and learning. He also talks about why we should always keep our eyes open to spot new possibilities and opportunities.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

TOP CAREER TIP

We excel when we push past the boundaries of what we need to learn, and take on more information. This pushes us to grow more and be ready when opportunities arise.

WORST CAREER MOMENT

While managing a group of engineers, Mark plugged some of the patch cabling in, which wasn’t labelled. There was a malfunction, and the result was that a large corporate network across the country was taken offline.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT

Growing into the position he currently holds at OneStream. It was a journey that involved working hard and ascending the ladder gradually. But the rewards have paid off handsomely.

THE FUTURE OF CAREERS IN I.T

There are countless facets to IT, which means that those with a creative mind and the will to apply themselves, will always find a route through their chosen pursuit.

THE REVEAL

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.? – Through experimentation during youth.

What’s the best career advice you received? – Always be moving in your career, and stay on the bleeding edge.

What’s the worst career advice you received? – To stay in a job that will take you nowhere.

What would you do if you started your career now? – Mark would start up a new technology company of his own.

What are your current career objectives? – Continued rapid growth for OneStream, gaining a foothold in the market, and expansion.

What’s your number one non-technical skill? – Gaining a broad sense of business knowledge.

How do you keep your own career energized? – Training, learning and pushing to develop more.

What do you do away from technology? – Outdoor pursuits and flying his own airplane

FINAL CAREER TIP

Make sure you continue to learn, remain progressive, and keep your eyes open. If opportunities present themselves, take the chance and follow your instincts.

BEST MOMENTS

(2:57) – Mark – “Learn more than what you need to”

(4:56) – Mark - “Technology exists not just for the sake of technology. It exists so that we can enable the business”

(13:52) – Mark – “If you want to get into technology, I can’t think of a better time to do it”

(15:01) – Mark – “Stay on the bleeding edge!’

ABOUT THE HOST – PHIL BURGESS

Phil Burgess is an independent IT consultant who has spent the last 20 years helping organizations to design, develop, and implement software solutions. Phil has always had an interest in helping others to develop and advance their careers. And in 2017 Phil started the I.T. Career Energizer podcast to try to help as many people as possible to learn from the career advice and experiences of those that have been, and still are, on that same career journey.

CONTACT THE HOST – PHIL BURGESS

Phil can be contacted through the following Social Media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_PhilBurgess

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Website: https://itcareerenergizer.com/contact

Phil is also reachable by email at phil@itcareerenergizer.com and via the podcast’s website, https://itcareerenergizer.com

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ABOUT THE GUEST – MARK ANGLE

Mark Angle is the Chief Cloud Operations Officer at OneStream, having previously held leadership positions in areas including data centre operations, service desk, enterprise architecture and service delivery.

His passions lie at the intersection of technology, science, and nature but he gets his in-office adrenaline rush leading collaboration discussions or presenting to a customer.

CONTACT THE GUEST – MARK ANGLE

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lilrkt

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mangle

Website: https://onestreamsoftware.com/

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