Dream Team / 14 Dec 2017

#DREAMTEAM: Emir Ruzdic, Head of Technology


In this week’s rendition of #Dreamteam, we’re back to present to you Jaden Digital’s one and only Head of Technology, Emir Ruzdic.

Smooth sailing through the IT world for the better part of his life, Emir has notched up a lifetime of technical finesse and expertise working across a wave of industries. From security and enterprise IT to systems administration, engineering and app development, Emir has crossed all oceans.

Sometimes you’ll find Emir confidently rocking a pink t-shirt at the office, but for greater majority, he’ll be proudly wearing his white boat shoes and on a special occasion, his entire sailor outfit.

The only thing you’ll find Emir frothing over harder than delivering a broadside in his tireless dedication to the pursuit of reason, is sport. Mountain biking, rollerblading, skiing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, rock climbing, squash, table tennis…you name it, Emir has learnt the ropes and mastered it.

Oh, and did we mention that he enjoys sailing? Our very own Sailing Hugo will be leaving the office for a round the world year-long sailing trip this April.

Beware: flat-earthers need not contact Emir.

Here are 11 of Emir’s favourite tunes (excluding the sound of the seas):

Now, over to you Emir. 

Joel // What’s your favourite place you’ve never been?

The Tuamotu Archipelago, which is a chain of about 80 atolls in French Polynesia. Atolls are ring-shaped coral reefs that encircle a lagoon often with islands as part of this ring. Inside it, you get aqua blue calm waters and picturesque beaches.

Liam // If you were to create your own ultimate box of pick ’n’ mix chocolate bars (ie Favourites, Celebrations etc), which 10 chocolates would you include, and in which order?

Lindt Lindor White Balls, Kinder Bueno White, Ferrero Raffaello, Hershey’s Cookies’n’Cream,  White Toblerone, White Orchid Fudge, White Tim Tams, White Twix, Milka White chocolate and a Mars Bar. The Mix would be called “Black Sheep Mix”.

Amy // When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Like every kid, a policeman of course, then thought being an architect would be cool, but when I got my first computer at the age of 9 I knew my calling.

Steven // Give me your best dad joke.

A guy walks into a bar and says ouch. Two guys walk into a bar, you thought one of them would have seen it. Another guy walks into a bar with a concrete slab under his arm and says “Can I have a beer and one for the road”.

Brian // If your teenage years were a movie title what would it be?

Point Break.

Aidan // What would your dream day be if money was no issue?

Do we have to keep it PG? It would definitely involve an expensive sailboat sailing between islands in the Mediterranean, all my close friends and family onboard.

Hamish // What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

Over 500 people have been in space, over 4000 people have climbed Everest, but less than 200 people have sailed solo around the world, and it still remains the ultimate expression of pure competition and a pinnacle of adventure.

Pete // What age do you wish you could permanently be?

Mentally I am very happy at my current age, physically? 18 would be a good age, just old enough to do what you want but young enough to do what you want.

Milly // If you could swap roles with anyone else in the company, who would it be and why?

Liam, so that I can organise a kick-ass Christmas party.

Tom // Is the earth flat?

If it is, I would love an explanation on the Moon and the lunar eclipse, why ships disappear behind the horizon, and why I can see further the higher I am?

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