Science & IT/Web — 17 June 2013
Ken Olisa

Ken Olisa, at over 60, is an IT expert and business person. He is currently the Chairman at Restoration Partners. He is also the one who founded it. The company provides services to companies that deal with technology.

Ken has a vast experience in IT. He has been in this industry for about 40 years. His passion for this specific field began when in college. He had a won a scholarship by IBM, and he joined them after school. He studied at Fitzwilliam College, which is part of Cambridge University. He later moved to Wang Laboratories, and later founded Interregnum in the 1990s, when technology was beginning to trend. He led the first Internet Service Provider that was publicly listed.

At IBM, he gained a wide experience in marketing, which has helped him become widely recognized as a public speaker, in matters related to marketing, and business. Ken has many titles to his name. He has held many positions in government including, a taskforce on enterprise for women, and IPSA, which is basically involved in monitoring remuneration for MPs. He stands his ground when it comes to MP remuneration.

Ken has not forgotten to give back to his community. He is chairman of an organization that serves homeless people, and was awarded an Order of the British Empire for that, in 2010. He was also recognized by Sunday Times as a Not for Profit Director of the year in 2009, has won awards on Equity Personality, and was on the Power list for most influential Black men in 2010.

Ken has proven wrong the notion that older people cannot be successful at careers largely deemed to be for young people.

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