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Local developers with online Poker application experience wanted.
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I have an opportunity for someone to put together a web application.  If there is anyone who has developed on online poker application - you may be well positioned here, although this is NOT a poker…Continue

Tags: opportunity, online, developers, webdev

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bernadette Homor Jul 21, 2010.


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Who are you?
I'm a BusDev, start-up, IT & telecoms, atypical engineer type guy.

I am constantly trying to work out what to be when I grow up, and having a lot of fun while putting off the dreadful day when I finally work it out.

I usually finds myself bridging the gap between technologists and non-technologists, where I delight in finding that rarity, an appropriate, simple technology solution to a real life problem.

Currently I'm is working with some bright people at ViaData, a Systems Development house with some creative ideas about effective ways of putting the “I” back into “IT”. There I am responsible for driving sales and marketing activities. My goal is to make ViaData successful through the smart application of its game-changing development tool, the Catalyst business systems engine. Once I've shown the world what ViaData can do with Catalyst, I want others to adopt it themselves and rewrite the rules of business application development.

I am also a “virtual excutive” at a telco called Umoya Networks who specialise in VSAT telecommunications solutions with extensive community-building activities, where I help with anything from strategy, through marketing to sales.

I am on the board of trustees of the Doug Banks Renewable Energy Trust, an initiative aimed at growing the intellectual capital in the Renewable Energy sector in Africa. I also sits in the board of CITI, the Cape IT Initiative.

In my time, I have been a nature conservator, conscientious objector, IT support guy, sysadmin, telecoms engineer, programme manager, sound engineer, product manager, corporate strategist busdev guy, workaholic, rock climber, runner, paddler, fly-fisherman, father, blogger and pseudo-geek.

I was previously Business Development Director at Storm Telecom, a South African telecoms company I helped found in 1999, where I was responsible for product strategy, regulatory issues and strategic initiatives. Storm was sold to Vox in 2007.

My roots in telecoms run deep. I started in 1983 with Posts & Telecommunications, who gave me a bursary to study Electrical Engineering at UCT. Seven years later I was armed with an MSc and head stuffed with theory. I rejoined the company, which had now become Telkom, as an engineer, before moving on in 1998 to Iridium Africa as Programme Manager, and then in 1999 to Storm.

My professional interests have a common theme: they centre on disruptive technologies that change the established, inefficient orders, such as Voice over IP, Renewable Energy and Catalyst.

My professional strength is long-term strategic vision and, more importantly, the tactical implementation of high-level strategies. I have an ability to be a bridge between complex technology and line of business, assisting in steering companies towards the right opportunities to leverage those technologies.
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Cape Software Showcase Exhibition @ ICSE 5-7 May 2010

Are you a software developer or development house based in Silicon Cape Town?
Do you have a story that would enhance Cape Town's (and SA's) image and reputation as a software development hub?
Would you like some exposure at the premier software engineering event of the year?


Time is short, so…

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 14:04

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