I am an entrepreneur with a passion for ICT and have been consulting in the ICT industry for the past 20 years in the US, UK and South Africa.
I am the founder of what is known today as the Digital Solutions Group (DSG) but started in 1998 as Digital Mall (Pty) Ltd trading as Digitalmall.com
In 2000 we sold a 51% stake in Digitalmall.com to iTouch (the technology company of Independent News and Media at the time). iTouch is a mobile value added services company that looked to capture the mobile commerce market prior to their IPO on the FTSE that year. Digital Mall wrote the mobile commerce platform utilised by iTouch to be first to market in South Africa, UK, and Australasia and capture the growing demand for mobile commerce. Due to the market crash in late 2001 the management team of DSG purchased the company back and refocused on the African market.
Our extensive mobile experience and early adoption has produced some of the most successful mobile data strategies for Mobile Network Operators ( MNO’s) and we have a very solid solution base for the mobile market in Africa. Today , DSG focuses on relationship marketing solutions using multi- channel commerce. Over the past few years we have launched new niche services and group companies based on their success which now makes up the Digital Solutions Group (www.dsg.co.za) .
I also serve as the ICT strategist for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and formulated strategy for the 46664 global reach program.Specialties: I specialise in strategy and implementation of relationship marketing solutions UX and customer based initiatives using the internet as a formidable enabling platform.