Name: Ilza Lindeque
Designation: Business Intelligence specialist
What do you do every day? Most days are filled with exciting data analysis, spotting trends and areas to potentially improve business process, reporting and decision-making. With this comes technology innovation – designing and building sustainable business intelligence solutions whether they be data warehouses, cubes or reports.
How did you get into the tech space? Completely by chance. I studied Accounting and completed my Honours degree in Financial Management. When I started job hunting, an opportunity came along to join a consulting division in a large IT company that specialised in corporate performance management software. Later on I made the transition into a formalised BI environment. I did attempt a career in finance, but soon found myself craving the dynamic and fast-paced world of solution design and technology implementations.
What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? Always exceed expectations in life.
What advice would you given someone wanting to get into the tech sector?
Be inquisitive and ask lots of questions. People can teach you a lot, but never underestimate your own capacity to learn and discover.
What motivates you to get out of bed everyday? Our great continent with all its treasures and opportunities. The diversity makes it such an exciting and beautiful place to live in.
Who do you want to be when you grow up? A traveler/explorer – like Kingsley Holgate.
Find me on: