Executive Resume of: Johann L. Botha


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Johann (31) 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 the ICT industry since the age of 18 and has a successful nine year business track record.

He is a co-founder 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
Teraco Data Environments (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, product design and the challenge of creating innovative products. He has a passion for disruptive technologies such as Wifi, VoIP, Linux, Blogging 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 social media. He has experience in PR, marketing strategy and being a spokesperson for the companies and projects he is involved with.

He was a part-time Linux lecturer and is actively involved in community projects and social entrepreneurship. He is a chairman of the Wireless Access Provider Association (www.wapa.org.za), serves on the management committee of the Internet Service Providers Association (www.ispa.org.za) and the committee of the 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 The Hub (www.hub.org.za) a local internet exchange project.

To relax he takes photos, enjoys hiking and spends time with Mia, his angelic 2.5 year old daughter.

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