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IT Manager Spotlight: Adam Ryan

Kat McDevitt - Thursday, October 25, 2018
Adam Ryan - Ballarat Clarendon College 

Tell us your name, school you work for and about your current role and key responsibilities?

My name is Adam Ryan and i work at Ballarat Clarendon College. My key responsibilities are a hybrid mix of ICT Management with an additional role in managing the existing Infrastructure and new Capital Works projects.



What is your favourite aspect of your role?
Having the interaction across a broad range of the activities within the school (ICT Infrastructure, physical building infrastructure and new capital works projects). Being able to watch the students (and staff) enjoy our amazing facilities is extremely satisfying.



What has been the most challenging project you have undertaken in the last 24 months?

From an IT perspective, being up to date with the new privacy laws, working with our partners to enforce adequate security systems to help prevent a breach. From a Capital Works and Infrastructure perspective, the day to day challenges of problem-solving on-the-spot concerns that need rapid response. You always need to think and plan ahead.



 How long have you been an IT manager for?
10 years


What can an IT channel, such as Trident, do to make you job easier?
Trident, as a partner, offer continued support, valued opinions and guidance on the leading technologies affecting our sector. Trident alert our team to the best practices in the current and future market, ensuring that every dollar spent has a verified return.


In your opinion, what are the key measures of your success in your role?
In IT, up-time of services/infrastructure is a given, service response and communication with stakeholders is key. Our team ensure that we remain focused on providing accurate information with timely outcomes to ensure that whoever requires our service knows that they will be able to continue in their role immediately.


What is your favourite hobby?
Spending as much time as possible with my young family (including escaping to the beach with them!), playing Basketball, working on old holden cars and going to the footy to watch the Geelong Cats.


How long have you had a relationship with Trident for?
5+ years


If you were to describe yourself as a movie character, which one would best describe you?
Matt Damon 


 

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