60 seconds with DundasTech's Amanda Dundas
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Amanda Dundas, consultant/project associate at DundasTech/RWCSL

Amanda Dundas, consultant/project associate at DundasTech/RWCSL, discusses her career in wireless comms for major events

How do you spend most of your time at work?

Excel, PowerPoint, meetings and calls. As a project manager, most of my work is removing all the barriers to allow the engineers to do their job. During operational periods, I’ll be running around different venues solving issues, doing more tech things.

What’s the one gadget that you can’t live without?

My phone! As I mainly work remotely, my phone connects me to everyone else.

Describe your most unforgettable project.

Rio 2016 Olympics – I was responsible for parts of the ceremonies mass-cast, communications for the football cities and various other projects.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve seen while working in the radio sector?

Some of our temporary installations are interesting. In Toronto we had a temporary installation in a haunted lighthouse on a small island on Lake Ontario.

What advice would you give to someone who’s considering a career in the two-way radio industry?

There are loads of opportunities beyond working for your local dealer – think outside the box and you will be surprised what you can achieve!

Do you have any tips on how to keep focused during a major event?

Remain calm, take a step back, look at the issues. People normally panic, and that’s when it actually turns bad.

What do you do in your free time to relax?

I do a lot of different sports, mainly climbing and kayaking. But since moving to London, finding the time can be quite difficult. So instead, I love catching up with my friends and trying all the amazing food London has to offer.

Amanda was raised by a radio-crazy dad. This helped her get an internship in radio at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She is studying a MSc in Risk, Disaster & Resilience at UCL. Amanda also works part-time with DundasTech on various projects. She received an IWCE 2017 Young Professionals Award.

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