FOLASADE TAIRU- IT & Communications Strategist

A 1994 Alumni of London South Bank University -she is a holder of B.Sc. Computing Studies, Specialising in Systems Analysis and Software Development. This was preceded by an HND Computer Studies, at the University of East London where she Specialised in Hardware, Local Area Network (LAN) Administration, and Troubleshooting.
She marched on to Coventry University, UK, where she completed her MBA International Business with Merit in Sept 2014. Notable among her cognate work experience are those garnered @:

British Airways Engineering (BA Eng.)

Employed as Project Manager (assigned to BA Pneumatics Business Stream), with primary responsibility for developing technical solutions and business justifications for non-contractual and bespoke projects. Project implementation involved fact-finding, procurement, engaging Third Party providers, and coordinating project activities between BA Information Management (BA IM), BA Engineering Business streams, and EDS Engineers.
• Responsible for Successful implementation of project for enhanced operational efficiency of Pneumatics business stream, Flight Data Recording (FDR) with improved EDS’ Service Delivery and business relationship with BA Engineering. Core Skills deployed on this assignment include Relationship Management, Problem Management, Contract Negotiations, and Project Management Tools & Techniques.

Systems Engineer/IMAC Team Leader
  • Engaged as 2nd / 3rd line Systems Engineer responsible for providing 24-hours support to desktop and laptop users at all UK Airport terminals, Hangars, and Airside terminals. The role involved Network Administration on Windows NT4 and IBM OS/2 Servers, software/hardware installation & configuration, troubleshooting connectivity to Token-Ring Local Area Network.
  • Install, Move and Change (IMAC Team Leader). She took responsibility for supporting project managers with technical advice on bespoke projects, coordinating project activities, as well as training and mentoring engineers. Previous IT experience, Team Management, and Leadership skills were utilised in both roles.
CTEC Limited- (IT Training Company) Network Administrator

Responsible for managing and troubleshooting connectivity on Ethernet Network, Lotus Notes, Netware Servers and Workstations. Took on on-site/off-site software and hardware installations and configuration for technical units

Electronic Data Systems (EDS UK) Ltd

Engaged as Project Manager/Senior Project Analyst/ Systems Engineer on Outsourcing Assignments including the Dept. of Works and Pensions and Santander Bank. At EDS HQ – she was responsible for designing and managing programme office governance structure. The role involved conducting Quality Assurance audits with Project Managers, training and mentoring Project Analysts. As a project Manager, she was responsible for developing business case, project plan definitions, dependency management for new projects; and controlling project tolerance (i.e. risks, costs, time and human resources management).

Transport for London (TfL – London Underground)

As Project Manager in this multi-racial large transport corporation catering for millions of commuters in London, Sade Tairu managed a client sensitive and time-critical account that involved coordinating and managing simultaneous activities between multiple companies to ensure uninterrupted service on the London Underground. Projects undertaken include upgrading Station Computers, installing Ticket Machines, and IT Communications in readiness for the Oyster Card System.

Lady Sade Tairu is taking on responsibility for developing our IT and communications strategy in response to the market we are playing in and worldwide emerging technologies having an impact on Airline Operations, Airport Management and Aviation services in general.