Executive Resume of: Johann L. Botha


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Johann is 30 years old and has a wide range of experience in the ICT industry. He is a motivated and independent thinker with strong analytical, design and problem solving skills. He has been involved in ICT related business since the age of 19 and has a successful eight year business track record.

He is a co-founder and currently a director of four companies:
Frogfoot Networks (Pty) Ltd. (Internet Service Provider),
Amobia Communications (Pty) Ltd. (Wireless Infrastructure Provider),
Blio Corporation (Pty) Ltd. (Embedded Systems Development) and
Teracolo (Pty) Ltd. (Vendor Neutral Datacentres).
These companies have strong synergy while keeping their own unique and independent focus.

Johann studied Industrial Engineering and Computer Science and Stellenbosch University. He enjoys managing complexity, process design and the challenge of creating innovative products. He has a passion for disruptive technologies such as Wifi, VoIP, Linux and the Internet.

He has extensive experience in systems development and architecture design that include roles such as Senior Developer for SA Property and Independent Online (www.iol.co.za). He has worked as Senior Systems Engineer for Amazon.com with experience in managing large scale server deployments.

Johann has an avid interest in customer dialog technologies such as blogging and online media. He has experience in publicity, marketing strategy and being a spokesperson for the companies and projects he is involved with.

He was a part-time Unix/Linux lecturer and is actively involved in community projects and social entrepreneurship. He serves on the committee of the Wireless Access Provider Association (www.wapa.org.za) and Western Cape Linux User Group (www.clug.org.za). He has helped initiate projects such as The GeekDinner (www.geekdinner.org.za), SchoolWAN (www.schoolwan.org.za) and a local internet peering point.

Johann is a capitalist, but also an altruist and strives to be a high impact entrepreneur.

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