I am currently employed by Vodacom (Pty) Ltd, the largest mobile operator in South Africa in the capacity of Manager: Enterprise Architecture. I am responsible for creating the current and future business, technical, application and data architectures that represent the strategic direction of the Enterprise.
Apr 2006 - Present
Manager: Enterprise Architecture
Duties & Responsibilities•Creating and maintaining a business architecture for Vodacom•Creating and maintaining a data and application architecture for Vodacom•Creating and maintaining a technical architecture for Vodacom•Analyses of the Architectures to optimize the systems deployed within Vodacom.•Applying governance to the implementation of projects.•Creating and maintaining technical, process and data modelling standards for the Enterprise.•Performing Human Resource Management duties for the Enterprise Architecture department.•Performing Financial Management duties for the Enterprise Architecture department.•Managing contracts with suppliers and vendors.
Jan 2005 - Mar 2006
Senior Specialist: Business Architecture at Cellular Network Company (Vodacom) responsible for creating the current and future business process models and frameworks that represent the strategic direction of the Enterprise. This includes defining guidelines and policies on business process modelling techniques including BPMN, UML and IDEF0. Also responsible for ensuring the business architecture is interpreted into the correct data and technical architecture. This function also included IT Governance
Jul 1998 - Dec 2004
IT Service Manager
IT Service Manager at Cellular Network Company (Vodacom) responsible for setting up and managing IT services including Incident Management, Change Management, Configuration Management, Problem Management and Service Level Management in line with worldwide best-of-breed practices (ITIL).
Jan 1997 - Mar 1998
Project manager for Smallworld Data Acquisition Project. Responsible for populating the Oracle and GIS AM/FM databases with Eskom Distribution Network data. The electrical plant data was converted from existing data sources through processes of electronic conversion, paper conversion (digitizing) and field data capture (GPS).
Jan 1992 - Dec 1996
•Development of Software Procedures for Performance Systems on Oracle and MS Access •Investigating Abnormal Incidents and co-ordinating Investigations involving Area Engineering, Design, Construction and other Departments.•Statistical analysis of Network Incidents for monthly reports •Quality of Supply Analysis. •Motivations for System Enhancement Projects. •Development of information systems producing reports for management containing Key Performance Indicators to assist in the management of Distribution and Reticulation Networks.
Jan 1988 - Dec 1992
Technician With Protection Department Commissioning Proteus 400 kV Bus Zone Protection (Managers Award)•Preventative maintenance on transmission and distribution networks. •National Workgroup Member on Computer Aided Testing•Commissioning Beta 765 kV Substation Protection (Employee of the Month award)