ABOUT MYSELF

My achievement as the top student in my IT Diploma class paved the way for my entry into the professional world, where employers quickly recognised my aptitude for tackling new and uncharted territories. Whether mastering Java Enterprise applications, optimising database performance, navigating networking environments, or conducting rigorous scalability testing, I´ve thrived on the thrill of learning and adapting.

Yet, as my technical experience grew, so did my ambition to make a broader impact. This led me to pursue business-management studies, where I integrated my IT acumen with strategic thinking to drive business operational success. I´ve played a pivotal role in aligning business objectives with IT strategies and organisational goals, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance.

Today, as I reflect on my journey, I see how technology and people have shaped both myself and the organisations I´ve been a part of. Continuing to chart new territories, I remain committed to making a meaningful difference wherever my path may lead.


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Wollies Animal Shelter

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Now
  • Q LINK

    www.qlink.co.za
    Financial Services
    South Africa, Private Company
    Medium Sized (50-249 employees)

     Promotion

    Acting Project Manager

    October 2016 - December 2017
     Career Change Request
  • 2014
  • ISTec

    IT Development/Services
    South Africa, Close Corporation
    Micro Sized (1-9 employees)

    Recommendations

    • Andrew Pott, Executive Director (customer)
    • Pieter van Staden, Executive Director (customer)
  • 2013
  • SSP

    www.ssp-worldwide.com
    IT Development/Services - Insurance
    International, UK Private Company
    Large Sized (500+ employees)

     Promotion

    Recommendations

  • 2007
  • Computer Science Corporation

    www.dxc.com
    IT Development/Services
    International, USA Private Company
    Large Sized (50 000+ employees)

     Promotion

    Recommendations

    • Stirton Mooi, Development Manager
  • LEAF Data Industries

    IT Development/Services - Telecommunications
    South Africa, Private Company
    Small Sized (10-49 employees)

    Recommendations

  • 2001
  • IntelX Solutions

    IT Outsourcing
    South Africa, Private Company
    Micro Sized (1-9 employees)

    Recommendations

    • Richard Kok, Managing Director
    • Stirton Mooi, Development Manager
  • 1999
  • LouPrins

    Agriculture - Citrus
    South Africa, Close Corporation
    Small Sized (10-49 employees)

    Recommendations

    • Petra Prinsloo, Non-Executive Director
  • 1998

CONTINUOUS LEARNING

ACADEMIC DEGREE

Heriot-Watt University

(Edinburgh Business School)

www.hw.ac.uk/ebs/

2015 - 2016, 2018 - 2019

  Master´s in Business Administration (SCQF 11)

Roehampton University

www.roehampton.ac.uk

2015 - 2018

  MSc. Information Systems Management (RQF 7)

University of South Africa

www.unisa.ac.za

2012 - 2016

  BCom. Business Informatics (NQF 7)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION / COURSES

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

www.icb.org.za

2018 - 2020

  Cert. Bookkeeper (NQF 3)

Office of Government Commerce

www.axelos.com

2018

  Cert. PRINCE2®, Practitioner

2014

  Cert. Management of Risk®, Foundation

  Cert. PRINCE2®, Foundation

2013

  Cert. IT Service Management (ITIL®v3), Foundation

Stanford University

www.stanford.edu

2015

  Cert. Negotiations

  Cert. Leading Innovation

CompTIA

www.comptia.org

2015

  Cert. Security+

2014

  Cert. Project+

2012

  Cert. Network+

University of Oxford

www.ox.ac.uk

2014

  Cert. Politics (FHEQ 4)

  Cert. Globalisation (FHEQ 4)

University of Pretoria

(GIBS)

www.gibs.co.za

2014

  Cert. Project Management

  Cert. Financial Management

  Cert. Accounting

Oracle University

www.oracle.com/us/corporate/accessibility/oracle-university/

2014

  OCP, MySQL 5 Database Administrator

2013

  OCP, MySQL 5 Developer

2012

  OCA, MySQL 5

University of South Africa

www.unisa.ac.za

2014

  Cert. Business Communication (NQF 6)

2013

  Cert. C++ Programming (NQF 5)

2012

  Cert. Customer Relationship Marketing (NQF 6)

2011

  Cert. Business Management and Entrepreneurship (NQF 5)

2009

  Cert. Software Project Management (NQF 5)

International Software Quality Institute

www.istqb.org

2013

  Cert. Software Tester (CTFL), Foundation

Zend Technologies

www.zend.com

2013

  Zend Certified Engineer

Object Management Group

www.omg.org

2012

  Cert. UML2 Professional

Hatfield Business College

www.mscedonline.co.za

1999

  Dipl. Advanced IT

RECOMMENDATIONS

Andrew Pott
Director at DHI

I highly recommend Pieter as an extremely knowledgeable IT specialist. While working with DHI Pieter applied himself diligently to the tasks required of him. Pieter was always willing to share his knowledge with the rest of the team, and was always willing to take on difficult technical challenges.


Rhys Collins
Head of Operations at SSP (Africa)

Pieter is a very clever individual who researches the subject matter thoroughly before embarking on implementing change. He successfully completed a number of development projects at SSP prior to moving to the role of infrastructure manager, He has a broad understanding of IT in general which he can apply to any given role. He also has a great sense of humour!


David Wills
Account Manager at SSP (Asia Pacific)

In early 2009 Pieter was seconded from South Africa to complete a critical delivery component of our project based in Melbourne Australia. Pieter´s dedication to the task at hand coupled with his skills and ability to grasp the issues at hand were a pivotal component in meeting our deliveries. In addition to being an invaluable asset through his time on the project. Pieter has continued to make himself available for international discussions sharing his knowledge and experiences as and when needed.


Ian Frew
CIO at CGU Insurance

Pieter was sent over from South Africa as an expert in his field to assist us to deliver our strategic initiative. From the moment he arrived we had clarity and started to see rapid, dependable delivery with pragmatic approach and advise. I can´t recommend Pieter highly enough.


Russell Brett
Enterprise Architect at Insurance Australia Group (IAG)

The combination of Pieter´s deep technical knowledge combined with his persistence and determination to resolve complex problems and exceed the client´s expectations makes him one of the best technologists I have had the pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.


Conrad Leigh
Executive Director at LEAF

Pete is a brilliant developer and analyst, would recommend him to anyone!

CONTACT ME

Resident: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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