Ben worked in electronic and software design of satellite paging systems and systems support of Voice over IP networks before joining Econet group in 2002. Initially as an engineer setting up and running networks at Econet Satellite Services, before moving on to become Chief Technical Officer at Liquid Telecom. Ben has been responsible for network and product strategy with Liquid Telecom as they have built an extensive African fibre network.Ben has been on the INX committee since 2016.
Self-driven network engineer with over 13 years of networking experience,
|Edrich de Lange|
Edrich de Lange has been working in the ISP field since 2008, and is currently a consultant to various small ISPs around Durban. He has been on board of various Non profit organisations and groups in both the IT field and others since high school, and has a deep love for involvement in the community."
Heinrich is currently CTO iConnect SA, where he has built the network from layer 1 to 7.
He manages a team of technical experts in the following domains: Core IP networking, VoIP, Security, Hosted PBX, Web applications, MySQL, Radius, Design and Development of custom Billing systems and more.
|Malcolm Siegel||Malcolm has been actively involved with the South African internet communities since he was a boy. He has worked in South Africa and the UK. He has a love of networking, peering and cloud computing.|
Malcolm has been on the ISPA INX-ZA committee for 2 years
He is currently a Director of Routed Hosting which is the first Carrier Neutral cloud platform in South Africa.
Prenesh has been involved in ICT for over 25 years and in the internet industry for the last 20 years. He has worked at one of the leading internet service providers in the country as well one of the primary telecommunications provider in South Africa. Prenesh has worked in both Technology as well as Sales and Marketing roles , which has enabled him to amass extensive experience in the entire value chain of broadband as well as internet service provision.
He has been instrumental in driving down the cost of fixed broadband in South Africa and continues to have a keen interest in driving down the cost to communicate across the African continent. He currently consults to a number of organization in the Telecoms and ISP space.
Ranveer is a Director at Rogers Capital Technology Services (RCTS). He is a a seasoned senior network professional with more than ten years’ international exposure in core network build outs and management at operator level, is very much eager to contribute and share his vision for architecting a better and more democratic internet for Africa and for all.
Participated actively in crafting the internet policy in Mauritius in 2013 together with the authority and other incumbents, he also contributed in setting up the peering at Mauritius Internet Exchange point. RCTS also became the first Mauritian operator to be present in Teraco Data center since 2012 and peering to NAP Africa and JINX and member of the ISPA through his leadership.
Ranveer is the current chair of the Mauritian Internet Exchange Point management committee, and, has previously served on the INX Management committee for the 2017/18 period.
Riaan has being been actively involved with operations of INX-ZA environment from 2009 and have contributed to its excellent track record of unplanned outages.
William was educated in 17 places in 3 continents, eventually getting some weird non-specific honours engineering degree in London.
That’s just as well, because he was a Construction, Project, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems and Control & Instrumentation Engineer – and that’s just in the Mining Industry.
After that, he wandered back to the Telecoms Industry and became a bit of a pain about telecoms liberalisation in Africa. Along the way, he co-founded ISOC-ZA, AfrISPA and NameSpace, and led all of them at some stage. He also made noises at ISPA, who were so glad he left that they gave him an award.
He programmed his first huge mainframe (with 36 K of hand-built Ferrite Core Memory) in 1972, built the first fibre optic network in an underground mine in 1987, started an ISP in 1996 and did a bunch of clever stuff no one else had thought of, with lots of help from his partners, until they bailed. For his sins, he ended up being an ICASA Councillor and is now a Consultant, flogging his enormous skills (and tiny ego) on the open market.