Even when he’s not working,  Essentialist Vannek Tiako loves coding and learning new technology trends. Learn more about the two biggest heroes in his life, and the people that got him started in computer science in his teens.

What makes you excited to start work each day? 

The fact that my work will impact someone else life. My current client is in the business of saving lives, which itself constitutes a huge boost for me. Needless to say, I have the chance to work with an incredible set of people both at Trissential and at the client site. 

What’s your biggest motivation in life? 

Improving people’s lives through technology 

What is the most important accomplishment of your career?  

I think being part of a testing team that was able to deliver the quality product being used right now to register and match patients and donors is among my accomplishments. But the history is still being written… 

What do you do when you are not working? 

Taking walks and spending time with my family. Coding or learning about the new hot tech trend. 

What was your inspiration to enter the technology field?  

I have two people who inspired me to get into this field. First, my brother had such a passion for computer science, and he really worked hard to get where he is today. That passion, the consistency of his hard work, and his accomplishments just drove me to get involved with tech. Another person is my high school tutor, he was a Computer Engineer, we were always fascinated by the deep knowledge he had on all subjects. We could talk about math, science, Computers, philosophy, politics, he knew about everything.  

Who is your biggest hero?  

Both of my grandmothers.

What’s the best part about being a Technical Engineer?  

Being able to work with all parts of the product delivery team. Having access to the product to the point you become the Subject Matter Expert. Having the chance to code. 

How would you describe Trissential in five words or less?  


What would you be doing if you hadn’t gone into technology consulting?  

Probably be a Student leader, then a political consultant.