Business Analytics Specialty Architect for Middle East and Africa @ IBM
Senior Solution Architect @ IBM South Africa
Frans currently holds the position as Technical Director at Praesignis. Praesignis is a Data / Information Management and BI Specialist Consulting and Professional Services company in South Africa. He is responsible for Strategic Technical Leadership at Praesignis, and takes care of activities like Business Development, Personnel Management, Project Management, Product and Solution Sales, Consulting, Product Integration, Solution
Frans currently holds the position as Technical Director at Praesignis. Praesignis is a Data / Information Management and BI Specialist Consulting and Professional Services company in South Africa. He is responsible for Strategic Technical Leadership at Praesignis, and takes care of activities like Business Development, Personnel Management, Project Management, Product and Solution Sales, Consulting, Product Integration, Solution Building / Architecture and Strategic Design for large and core accounts. He is also focused on training and couching personnel and clients in these subject areas. He is qualified and very experienced in IT, Software and Data related Development and Professional Services with almost 20 years experience in these environments across industries.
He has extensive experience in Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Data Warehousing with a personal focus on Strategic Design and Performance Management and Measurement. His interests include Big Data and Social Media and general data Insight. He is an experienced feature and keynote presenter and presents on a variety of topics at events and workshops.
Specialties: Business Development, Product Messaging, Performance Management, Business Intelligence, Strategic Management, Sales, Technical Sales, Account Management, Product Management, Architecture and Implementation.
Technical Director at Praesignis, an Information Management and BI Specialist Consutancy @ We consult on all areas related to Data / Information Management that include areas like : Business Analysis, Project Management, Data Analysis, Data Architecture, ETL Development, Data Quality, Data Warehousing, Big Data, Data Modeling, Reporting and Dashboarding, Analytics, Data Governance etc From January 2015 to Present (8 months) Johannesburg Area, South AfricaHead of BI and Analytics @ I Manage the Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI & A) Practice at Praesignis. I am responsible for Business Development, Personnel Management, Consulting, Strategic Design, Project Management, Resourcing and Sales. From January 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) South AfricaBusiness Analytics Specialty Architect for Middle East-Africa @ I was the Business Analytics Specialty Architect for the Middle East-Africa region. I presented at many training, marketing and sales events. I was also responsible for Solution Design and Architecture for large opportunities that included capabilities like BI, Analytics, Forecast Budgeting, Planning, Scorecarding, Governance Risk and Compliance, Predictive and Advanced Analytics, Social Media Analytics and more. From August 2005 to December 2013 (8 years 5 months) from South Africa through Middle East-AfricaSenior Solution Architect @ I was responsible for Pre-Sales, Technical Account Management, Product Messaging, Channel Support etc. ib the Business Analytics Brand that Include Cognos BI, Cognos TM1, Cognos Planning, Controller etc. From August 2005 to January 2010 (4 years 6 months) Business Analyst @ I engaged with customers and worked with them to determine there Business Requirements and understand there business and processes. I then used this information to Build Solutions that would solve there Business Challenges. From December 2002 to July 2005 (2 years 8 months) Product Specialist @ Product Specialist on products like Infogenesis, XN, IBM Surepos etc. From December 2000 to December 2002 (2 years 1 month)
Dip Prog, Software development @ University of Cambridge Frans Vermaak is skilled in: Business Intelligence, Product Management, Performance Management, Account Management, Business Analytics, Data Warehousing, Software Development, Architecture, Business Strategy, Pre-sales, Business Analysis, Cognos, Dashboards, SQL Server, SQL, Cognos ReportNet, Data Modeling, Solution Architecture, Analytics, OLAP, Team Leadership, TM1, Business Intelligence..., Software Project..., Program Management, Software Sales, Solution Selling, Information Management, Dashboard, Enterprise Architecture, Websphere, SOA, Cloud Computing, Microsoft SQL Server, Integration, Software Industry, IT Strategy, Enterprise Software, Data Integration, ETL, SDLC, Dimensional Modeling, Master Data Management, DB2, Data Marts, Data Warehouse..., WebSphere, Big Data, Requirements Analysis, Consulting