Advisory Panel

The Advisory Panel, which serves this community directly, is drawn from the ranks of the industry's most experienced and respected practitioners in IT and related disciplines.

Craig Terblanche

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • BCom in Information Systems and Business Management
  • Business founder, entrepreneur and business developer
  • 20 years ICT Management Experience
  • 15 large ICT Programme and Project Management Experience

Focus:

  • Transaction Advisor
  • Merger, Acquisition and Competition Advisor
  • ICT Strategy Advisor
  • Business optimisation through the effective use of technology
  • Managing IT Costs and Value
  • Procurement, Resourcing and Outsourcing Advisor

Kim Andersen

Credentials:

  • CIO at largest SI in the Nordics for 18 000 people at Tieto Corporation from 2001 - 2009
  • CTO for same company with 11 000 developers and 3 000 data centre staff from 2001-2011
  • BSc in Computer Programming (Copenhagen Business School)
  • IMD Lausanne International  Management and Leadership Course in Business Change
  • Very senior management experience
  • Strong project and program management
  • Business strategy development
  • Innovation and Product Strategy
  • IT Strategy development and implementation
  • IT Application Planning and implementation
  • IT Infrastructure Planning
  • IT Outsourcing
  • IT Procurement
  • Change Management and Business Process Re-engineering
  • Organizational Development and facilitation
  • Training and Management Development
  • Technology Management and implementation
  • Intellectual Property Rights in Software Industry
  • Industry Analyst Relations
  • Facility Management
  • Travel Management

Focus:

  • Kim is an expert in Cloud enablement, specifically what business models and market dynamics are necessary to succeed in the deployment and use of Cloud services
  • His focus is on the vendor market in terms of the transformation needed to exploit the changing landscape in IT and build a new eco-system for cloud enablement
  • This requires clear market positioning and strategy for:
  • Enterprise mobility
  • The consumerisation of IT and BYOD trends
  • Cloud based applications versus traditional services
  • Cloud governance
  • Integration between Cloud and traditional IT
  • BPO services using cloud and other outsourcing or resourcing means
  • The new revolution of Software as a Service
  • Transformation to Cloud Computing
  • Innovation in the new ecosystem
  • Change management
  • IT Architecture in Cloud Computing
  • Application driven private cloud strategies
  • Vendor side SaaS enablement workshops
  • Private and Public Cloud strategies

Daniel Marais

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • Professor of Financial Economics and Econometrics at University of Johannesburg
  • Investment advisor to IT, petrochemical and aviation industries
  • PhD

Focus:

  • Employing (and teaching) quantitative methods to illustrate future outcomes and risks associated with tactical and strategic investment decisions
  • service package pricing
  • business parameter forecasting
  • financial modelling
  • business efficiency

Allan Dickson

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • 'Managing the information Resource' course at Harvard Business School
  • Has written and presented papers at various IT forums
  • ex-CIO of two major retail organisations and held Executive level IT roles in financial services institutions over a 40-year IT career
  • IT consultant

Focus:

  • IT and the Business - Strategy, Value, Governance and Performance
  • The IT Organisation - People, Competencies and processes
  • IT Operational performance

Bernard Koch

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • 10 years fulltime experience in executive level facilitation and coaching
  • Ex Senior Manager of Accenture
  • Ex CEO of company providing Billing Systems to the Telecomms industry
  • Shareholder and Director of Civil Engineering Consulting firm: Responsible for HR, IT, Marketing & QM
  • B Bus Sc (Computing and Data Processing)
  • MBL
  • Several coaching and facilitation credentials

Focus:

  • Change Management
  • Culture Transformation
  • Applied Human Behaviour
  • Executive Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Personal and Team Mastery

 

Steve Edwards

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • BA (Witwatersrand), 1978, H. dip. Ed (Post-graduate), 1979
  • Member of Mensa
  • 12 years in Education.
  • Competition Tribunal legal team support.
  • Chaired several large capital tenders for government.
  • Global ICT Services strategy.
  • ICT Organisation Structure and change.
  • Facilities Management.
  • Former CIO.
  • Marketing management.
  • Direct Exposure to UK, USA and Africa.

Focus:

  • Communications technology
  • eBusiness and Web delivery, Web 2.0
  • Education and technology
  • Business development and digital inclusion for SME and economic development agencies
  • Coaching and mentoring

Terry White

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • BSc  (Hons) Cum Laude
  • MCom (Hons) Cum Laude
  • MAP
  • PMD
  • CIO for 10 years
  • 30 years in IT
  • Author of three books on IT Management
  • Author of several academic papers
  • Co-Author of several books on IT management

Focus:

  • IT Finance
  • IT Strategy
  • IT Portfolio
  • IT Value and benefits management
  • ICT Strategy
  • The role of IT in organisations

Gerhardt van Wyngaardt

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • Chartered Accountant (SA)
  • Dip IT (RAU)
  • H Dip Tax (RAU)
  • Advanced Management Programme (University of Potchefstroom Business School)
  • CIO of financial services company
  • Business analysis
  • Programme & portfolio management
  • Independent tax & financial consultant for 10 years

Focus:

  • The “Business of IT”
  • General IT management practices
  • IT Financial management
  • Business and IT alignment
  • Development and implementation of integrated tools that enable effective management of the IT discipline within organisations.
  • Development of practical models that enable IT management & control functions.

Dr. Bruce Watson

Credentials:

  • Ph.D (Computing Science & Mathematics)
  • Ph.D (Computer Science)
  • B.Math (Hons, Computer Science and Discrete Mathematics)
  • Full Professor of Informatics (Stellenbosch)
  • Full Professor of Algorithmics (King's College London)
  • 25 years in ultra-high tech software
  • Former CTO of silicon chip design-tool company
  • Direct experience with driving Moore's Law and technology trends
  • Extensive experience in architecting and implementing large high-performance systems
  • 15 years in security and information security
  • Authored dozens of academic articles, books and chapters
 
Focus:
  • Big data, including analytics and models
  • Virtualization and cloud architectures and solutions
  • Computer/network security, business intelligence, and information security
  • Moore's Law and technology growth trends
  • Algorithms and architectures for peta-scale computing and data
  • Future computing and applications, including computational biology, quantum computing, ...
  • Agile development and tool-choice methodologies

John Ewing

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • Baccalaureus Procurationis (BProc) UNISA
  • Registered as a legal practitioner, conveyancer and notary public by the High Court of Zimbabwe
  • 10 years experience at an executive management level
  • Business owner

Focus:

  • Contract management
  • Project management
  • Tender mediation
  • Asset management

Mike Edwards

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • Founder & CEO of BooHoo Media Consulting
  • Digital Mobile Television business development.
  • Pay TV Business Development.
  • Consulting development of Internet video streaming and HDTV (High Definition Television) products and interactive television services.
  • Former CIO of two high-profile central government departments and of a large section 21 entity.
  • Former Technology Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Finance and SA Revenue Services.
  • Former Institutional Strengthening Consultant to the Development Bank of Southern Africa.
  • Former Advisor to the Northern and Eastern Transvaal IT Forums.
  • Direct exposure to UK, USA, South America, Eastern Europe, Baltics, Russia, Ukraine, China, Korea and Africa.

Focus:

  • Media & Broadcasting business development at a strategic level
  • Communications strategy
  • Technology strategy
  • Portfolio, programme strategies and governance
  • Coaching and mentoring

Richard Watson

Principal Advisor

Credentials:

  • B.Sc Hon in Mathematics
  • Visionary and CEO of The Loop Operations
  • 20 years Software Architecture and Development
  • 10 years Business Analysis

Focus:

  • Innovative and pioneering use of technology in business
  • Analysis and assessment of business processes and technology solutions
  • IT Infrastructure in the Enterprise
  • Technical due diligence for transactional assurance