“You Can Make An Excuse Or You Can Make A Difference But You Cannot Make Both” - Craig Groschel
Niyi is a relentlessly curious person moved by the constant need to interpret the world around him and put some meaning behind things we would be quick to consider random coincidence. Disruption, demystifying complexity and ambiguity makes him come alive. His world exemplifies and emphasizes testing out new ideas, iterating quickly based on data, and aiming for more frequent points of learning.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Computer Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration in the works, Niyi is a Solutions Architect, self-starter and technology enthusiast working cross-functionally within a multi-site environment focused on innovation and development, and identifying network demands and solutions. The challenge of learning new technologies and finding clever solutions to complex problems gives him a spark. His ultimate passion is to utilize and implement hardware and software applications to create systems that empower individuals and organizations to superhuman performance – basically just make systems work better.
Niyi is a VMware Certified Professional on Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV), a VMware Certified Cloud Associate (VCA-Cloud) and is currently working on achieving the VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX6-DCV). He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) among other professional qualifications he has in the bag. A younger Niyi would comb through his father’s encyclopaedias to design model planes and electromechanical toys fashioned after Voltron and Power Rangers. He also enjoyed Physics, Applied Mathematics and Engineering Drawing.
Over time, his enthusiasm led him by the hands into the field of datacenter and IT system technologies including enterprise management applications, storage systems, IP enterprise platform architectures, unified communication systems, virtualization, cloud management and enterprise and infrastructure collaborative applications.
This Mr Fix can’t keep count of his “Best Manager Awards” and “Most Innovative Employee Awards”. He loves listening to AudioBooks, Reading, Research and Gaming. When he clutches the remote in hand, he is catching a mind stimulating TV show, top of the list being Person of Interest, Numb3rs and The Flash.
He has successfully participated in many reputable projects in Layer3 (IaaS and SaaS private cloud setup) and in other organisations as well. Just to mention a few are: the prestigious University of Jos, he was the Project Team Lead in designing, installing and configuring a resilient VMware vCloud Suite private/public cloud implementation with disaster across two sites. He was also the Project Team Lead during the installation and initial setup of a virtual datacenter infrastructure supporting multiple applications and a unified communications system at the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina.