Roland is a Business Agility professional, SAFe program consultant and transition coach with more than two decades of experience within IT, program and project management.
Roland was born in Cameroon where he started his career in IT with a small internet service provider before moving to South Africa where he spent more than a decade in post-apartheid South Africa in the program and project management sector.
Roland was amongst the first team of 11 selected for executive support in project management by the National School of Government. During his time with them, he trained/coached thousands of public service executives on behalf of the National Treasury of South Africa through the National School of Government as part of the move to improve service delivery, which included e-government initiatives.
As an education, training, and development practitioner, Roland created a support network for accredited IT skills development startups, many of whom are training thousands across Southern Africa every year while creating jobs.
Roland is Student success Advocate for iCode Edu, an edu-tech startup operating out of Dallas Texas, which provides online coding lessons and futuristic courses aimed at preparing kids for a digital future.
Roland currently Lives and works for Silicon Valley Bank in the USA.
Roland is also a public speaker and has been invited to speak at many workshops and conferences with a combined audience in the tens of thousands.
Roland is a change agent/activist and has advocated for many causes including tech rights, good governance, gender equity, and children rights. A firm believer in the rights of every human being to be free and have equal opportunity to take charge of their own destiny, Roland has been greatly influenced by the life and teachings of Nelson Mandela.
Roland holds an MBA, is an SPC, PMP and ETDP practitioner, and is a member of both Project Management South Africa and the Project Management Institute in the USA.
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Where are you from?
I was born in Cameroon and currently live in the US.
Why do you write?
As a parent I was looking for answers to better prepare my kids for the digital future and realized there was a huge gap amongst parents. Growing underprivileged and having parents who prepared me for the future changed my destiny and I wanted to make sure other parents understand the importance of preparing their kids for tomorrow not today.
What do you write about?
The impact of technology on humans- specifically kids
What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?
How long have you been writing?
Training manuals 15 years. This is my first publication Published book
Describe yourself in five words
simple, empathetic, giving, motivational and realist
What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
I see the world through the eyes of my kid in every decision I make
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I don’t have any. I am an optimist
What scares you the most?
What makes you happiest?
Giving to less privileged
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
How much sleep do you need to be your best?
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?