Dr. Abiodun Yusuf is a founding member of Qalhatta Technology, who specialist in data analysis and are based here in Manchester. Abiodun, took a non-standard route into a career (and subsequently business ownership) in technology that you don’t see every day. After studying a Master’s that had him take a module on intelligent systems Abiodun took his passion for aerospace and proceeded with a PhD. Fast-forward a few years and his research fed into a business that helps airlines to track the eyes of their pilots to gauge fatigue and is on the cusp of making a major breakthrough and disrupting the market.
In terms of the expertise at Qalhatta, Abiodun and his team are data analysts first and foremost. We spoke about engineering and technology roles and that the person drawn to them tends to think and behave in a certain way. Abiodun went on to chat about how at Qalhatta they hire for attitude and teach aptitude and specified that the best thing a junior could do right now to get hired would be simply to exercise their curiosity, demonstrating it through a side-project, for example.