Raymond B. Matovu

Business Analyst

Raymond Matovu is a Business Analyst working at ThoughtWorks Kampala. He's extremely passionate about technology and the role of technologists have to play in uplifting society.

The Interview

The thing I love most about my work is

What I love most about my work is that I have the opportunity to work with what I believe are the smartest people in the world. And most of them are constantly putting their heads together to solve some of the complex problems of our time.

The thing I'm most proud of from my time here is

What I'm most proud of from my time at ThoughtWorks is that I have gotten the opportunity to contribute to solving problems that are affecting a large number of citizens on the African continent especially children. I love that we're frugal in our approach and clients trust us to lead the way.

The most interesting thing I've learned on the job is

I'd say agile principles and practices. 

One of the most interesting stories I recall from my time at ThoughtWorks was when

The most interesting story I recall from my time in ThoughtWorks was when I met Roy Singham the founder of ThoughtWorks and heard him talk intensely and passionately about Digital Colonialism, Pan Africanism and the role of technologists in solving associated problems. I was still new at ThoughtWorks so I remember thinking, "I thought this company does software development; did I just join a bunch of politicians?".  

My geeky passion is

Believe it or not, my geeky passion is reading books!

If I could fix one of the world's problems, I'd put my powers to use on behalf of

This is a difficult question considering the number of problems that exist in the world but I'd say if I had powers I'd be like one of those guardians i.e. santa claus, easter bunny, tooth fairy, etc and try to fix the world for children. There is a quote I read a long time ago that resonated with my perception of our responsibility in the world. It says, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children". Unfortunately I didn't learn the origin of this powerful quote but in my mind it kind of sums up what we as grown ups should be focusing on everyday.