“Thank you for calling the help desk…” With those six words, Ryan Winston became an IT professional. That humble—yet helpful—beginning launched him on a career path that lead to systems engineer at RoundTower Technologies, Inc.
How much of your career has been reacting to change vs. leading it?
At this point, it’s probably about a 75/25 split. I’m sure like many others, early in my career, there was a lot of firefighting and learning on the fly. It wasn’t uncommon to have to study the night before what I was expected to work on the next day.
Getting ahead of the curve (and staying there) to leverage new practices and technology takes effort and time. The skills to build comprehensive solutions that don’t just solve the problem for today, but rather have the future in mind, develop with experience. As I gain more experience, the split continues to shift.
What does NSX Mindset mean to you?
The NSX Mindset is one that not only embraces the challenges posed by change, but maintains a willingness to bridge knowledge gaps and continually learn. As new paradigms such as those created by NSX are realized, individuals with the NSX Mindset see the opportunity for growth both technically and professionally, and rise to meet the demands.