New Zealand’s early adoption of new technologies, together with a motivated, enquiring mind, have helped New Zealand BA and MBA graduate Tom McLennan secure his position as Head of Music – Mobile Internet and Content Services for Vodafone UK.
Tom McLennan’s hectic world is the ever-changing interface between mobiles and music.
As Head of Music – Mobile Internet and Content Services for the second biggest digital download business in the UK - Vodafone UK – Tom’s days are tightly packed. Meetings with major record labels, developing strategies to enhance music delivery platforms, entrepreneurial portal management and extensive European travel all have to be wedged into Tom’s daily routine. Days are long and demanding but Tom thrives on the constant challenges of being at the leading edge of change.
Tom attributes his rise to the forefront of mobile entertainment to being inquisitive, motivated, and continually questioning. He also acknowledges that New Zealand, where he gained his BA and MBA degrees, is well wired into modern technologies. “Our size,” says Tom, “means that we often become test markets for many new technologies. We also become early adopters of these technologies and, from habit, tend to look at ways we can make improvements to the original ideas.”
That desire to continually improve means Tom’s always on the look-out for ways to assist Vodafone top the charts in the digital download business.