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Enterprise Architect / Digital Strategist

About our Client

Highly skilled Enterprise Architect/Digital Strategist with leadership experience across different sectors and skilled in overseeing, improving and upgrading enterprise services, software and hardware to ensure it supports established enterprise goals. Acknowledged in the industry for a combination of analytical, problem-solving, leadership, people and IT skills, as well as the ability to think long term and dive into technical detail. Have helped organisations innovate and transform through my wealth of knowledge in integration, platform and digital transformation. Certified Archimate 3.1 Practioner.


Professional Experience

Principal DigitalEnterprise Architect, April 2020- present

Multichoice group/ SouthAfrica /

Entertainment andSports Media streaming/Satellite broadcaster to 14 million customers across 50 countries  

• Provide technical guidance and am the trusted advisor on the organisation’s digital and platform transformation and a key technology advisor for the C-Suite

• Research, guide, design, analyse and evaluate the technologies options for digital channels, digital marketing and platform strategy

• Provide high-level technology views/designs that show the alternatives, consequences, limitations and impact of utilising the chosen software solutions

• Drove Multi choice’s move to the cloud and its decision to follow a multi-cloud strategy (On-premise, AWS and Azure)

• Communicate technology decisions through the organisation, assist the development teams in the adoption of chosen solutions, and enable good engineering practice for deployment and operations

• Providing patterns, practices and standards for technology adoption


• Architected the group’s digital marketing journey which culminated in the adoption of Salesforce marketing cloud, interaction studio and Cloud data platform (CDP), which increased marketing uplift


Principle EnterpriseArchitect, Ope11n Banking, Fintech Ecosystems and Platforms, 2019 - April 2020

Standard Bank/SouthAfrica/

Full-services financial institution, with a presence in 20 countries and more than 16 million customers

• Principal enterprise architect for enabling the organisation’s external API and platform journey

• Enabled Open banking and the 3rd party APImarketplace and became the business’ trusted advisor

• Found and enabled disruptive practices and technologies with the goal of furthering the Bank’s transition from a full-services bank to a financial services platform

• Communicated technology architecture and roadmaps to divisional CIOs

• Provided high-level technology views/designs showing alternatives, consequences, limitations and impact of utilising the chosen software solutions.

• Analysed potential cyber threats and ensured solutions were adequately protected

• FollowedCloud first approach in technology selection.

• Mentored and developed teams as they adopted these technologies and solutions


• Developed and selected an API identification and security framework (Ping API Security)

• Implemented the organisation’s financial grade API (FAPI)security requirements

• Led the technology direction for platform technology adoption.


Lead Enterprise Architect– Enabling systems, 2013- 2019

Standard Bank/SouthAfrica/

• Enabled the bank to modernise, stabilise and enhance its integration architecture and practice, including the adoption of APIs and implementation of Integration security

• Identified, documented and communicated the associated practices and patterns

• Provided high-level technology views/designs demonstrating the consequences, implications and limitations of chosen solutions.

• Implemented an API management platform and enabled it across multiple clouds


• The radical growth of API adoption (>300% increase in transactions during 2018 to over 18 million) for internal and external customers

• Implemented an information-based integration management practice with an increased focus on Security and Cyber risk protection

• Implemented the IBM API Connect API management platform

• Guided the federation and democratization of integration skills within the developer community.

• Trained, coached, and mentored more than 250 developers and engineers to develop and deploy their APIs


Lead Architect: Integration, BPM and SOA, 2008 - 2013

Standard Bank/SouthAfrica/

 Guided the organisation in the adoption and implementation of Integration solutions


• Implemented a central messaging service that sends more than 1.4 billion SMSes and 400 million emails per year. This reduced SMS OTP wait time from an average of approximately40 seconds to approximately 23 seconds and saved 3 SA cents per SMS for a saving of R42 million (NZ$ 4 million) per annum.

• Headed the team that won the SAP international award for Core banking projects

• Identified as one of the bank’s top 10 technology leaders and completed the Technology Leadership Initiative (TLI). 2013.

• Spoke at IBM Interconnect Africa


Integration SystemsArchitect, 2005 – 2008

Mutual Federal (rebranded to Old Mutual,

Short-term Property, Industrial and Marine Insurance company

• Enabled the organisation to deliver and sustain its new core insurance and other peripheral systems

• Created their foundational integration framework and selected their Java application server


Prior to 2005, I worked as an IT support/developer/administrator


• National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Digital systems), University of Johannesburg / Technikon Witwatersrand


• Certified Archimate 3.1 Practioner 2022

• Scaled AgileFramework courses (V5 – 2022, V3 – 2018)


Speaking engagements

• Finnovate Africa 2018

• Open Banking South Africa2018, 2017

• IBM InterconnectAfrica


• Volunteer for a church based food voucher program

• Chair of the board of Hopezone, a charity with a primary focus on children with AIDS

• Enjoy hiking and mountaineering (climbed Kilimanjaro)

• Completed Cape Arguscycle 94.7 km cycle race

• Enjoy playing strategy and war games on the computer and with Mini figures

• Build Starwars and other collectable Lego


Technical Skills

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