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He has participated on ICT decision-making forums and has influenced the formation of various African forums and organisations responsible for shaping the ICT sector at National, Continental and Global levels through his activities on various bodies including the ITU, ICANN and the African Union.
In his international organisational activities, Andile served on the Board and High-level Panel (serving as the business sector chair) responsible for the outcomes of the Netmundial multi-stakeholder conference on Internet governance, hosted by the Brazilian government in April 2014. He also serves on the council of The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI). The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University appointed him as an Adjunct Professor of the University, affiliated to the faculty of science.
Before his appointment, Glad was the Partner: of Cloud Transformation & ICT Operate at Deloitte Consulting South Africa. He was responsible for developing and implementing core business operations on Cloud Managed services and demonstrating highly-effective management on all business-related processes and contract negotiations. He also successfully established the first Africa Delivery Centre within two years.
Before joining Deloitte Consulting, Glad was the Chief Executive Officer (West Africa) at Cloud Exchange, where he was responsible for creating a significant contribution to the business’s commercial strategy and successfully implementing a value proposition to build a cloud company which was the first of its kind in Africa.
Glad was also the Managing Director at Dimension Data West Africa. He spent ten years with the organization, developing and effectively implementing a sales strategy focusing on African multinational businesses.
With over 23 years experience in the ICT and financial industry across Pan-African groups, Glad has proven himself an executive management asset. He earned an MBA from the University of Pretoria, where he graduated with 15 distinctions and became an accredited One of a Hundred World Class South African’s.
Prior to inq., Naresh held a leadership role at a dynamic startup, Criterion Networks, overseeing a diverse portfolio of products aimed at accelerating clients' digital transformation in areas such as SD-WAN, SDN/NFV, 5G, IoT, Cloud, and Edge Computing. His comprehensive understanding of emerging technologies and market trends enabled him to drive innovation and deliver transformative solutions to clients. During his tenure at Cisco, Naresh made significant contributions to product development in critical domains, including Metro Ethernet, Enterprise Routing, Switching, and Security. His exceptional skills in design, validation, and customer engagement resulted in numerous successes and accolades.
Naresh is passionate about open source technologies and actively represents the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) in international forums. He has co-authored SDN Migration and OpenFlow test specifications and contributed to professional certifications for SDN/NFV by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and the ONF OCSA certification program.
Naresh holds a Master's degree in Communications from IIT Bombay and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications.
Duncan Pie is an experienced professional with over 24 years in Financial Services, IT and Telecoms covering Strategy, Product Development, Sales, People Management and Executive Management. Companies he has worked for include Microsoft, Botswana Telecoms and Dimension Data.
Duncan has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Botswana, a MDP from the University of Stellenbosch business school and attended an Executive Development Program from GIBS
Duncan is married and has two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys running, camping and photography.
Rayan brings a wealth of experience and expertise in Finance and Leadership, having held executive positions in the Telco distribution space and served on various Boards of Directors.
Rayan has an Honours degree in BCom Accounting Sciences from the University of Pretoria and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration at Henley Business School Africa.