am a very experienced IT
professional with more than 30 years of experience
in the industry. A
solid background in software
development, security related systems
and communications, wired and wireless networks, embedded systems, GSM and
smart card technologies, banking and financial systems,. I have many years
of experience in system integration, implementation and team leadership,
with sound IT consultancy qualities and a proven track record.
I am proud to have
consistently managed successful assignments and projects, attributable to
thorough and accurate IT disciplines and business knowledge supported by an excellent technical
background and very good inter-personal and communication skills.
been working in IT since 1984 and have
operated as a freelance agent from 1989 through 1999, and
then, more recently since 2006. My original
training was in Electrical Engineering at the University of the
Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, working
for organisations such as Siemens before moving into (what would later
become) electronic banking with Barclays/First National Bank, Nedcor and
other leading financial organisations in Southern Africa. I'm proud to have
been instrumental in the implementation and launch of one of the
earliest Cash Management, Corporate Electronic Banking and Cashless Payment
Systems in the world.
mid-90's, I started getting more and more involved in the cryptographic,
embedded and device technologies, eventually motivating my move (with my
family) to Surrey in the UK in 1999.
moving to the UK, I have been involved in various embedded telephony
projects. I was team leader in the development of an embedded internet
smart-phone for Hewlett-Packard, working closely with specialists,
suppliers, and customers all around the world. In 2001 I moved into
the wireless/GSM arena, working primarily with Infineon and Ericsson
technologies, as well as the most modern UI/MMI systems. In recent
years I have worked extensively with advanced wireless cryptographic voice
and smartcard technologies, GPRS, WAP, MMS, eMail, GPS, Vehicle tracking and
Asset Tracking systems.