This week’s Spotlight features IT Manager Andrew Holowka. Andrew has been with CFAR since 2008. He has managed the IT, computing, security and telephone infrastructure across CFAR’s Boston, Philadelphia, and satellite offices. Andrew also serves as a technical member on the user experience committees for Apple, Zoom, Microsoft, and CHL. Click here to read his full biography.

First and last name
Andrew Holowka.

What is your role at CFAR?
IT Manager.

How long have you been with CFAR?
13 years.

What do you enjoy most about your role?
Innovating with new technologies.

What are three words you would use to describe CFAR?
Flexible, innovative, and open.

What motivates you to go to work?
Helping others get their jobs done by technology.

What has been your favorite memory at CFAR?
The day we moved to iPhones and welcoming new people.

What is your favorite thing about working at CFAR?
Flexible working hours and knowing others are there to help.

In five words or less, what advice would you give others in your profession?
Flexibility, research, communications, honesty, and experiment.

What is your favorite book/podcast?
Be Our Guest Podcast.

If you could gain a new skill in 10 minutes, what would it be?
Speak every language in the world fluently

What are your top three publications that you read every morning?
Appleinsider, 9to5 Mac, and Mac Rumors.

What is one thing—industry-related or not—you learned in the last month?
Weather reports are very inaccurate.

What is one thing that made you smile recently?
Seeing my son Daniel for Parents Weekend in Washington, DC.

If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would it be and why?
My father, Mike Holowka, he had so much wisdom and experience.

How do you define success?
Family, financial stability, and good ethics/morality.

What inspires you?
Family, smiling, keeping company with good people.