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Deon Du Rand

Chief Executive Officer of Deon du Rand Consulting


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Deon Du Rand is the Chief Executive Officer of Deon du Rand Consulting.



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Chief Executive Officer | Deon du Rand Consulting
Centurion, South Africa | January 2016 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

After 18 years as CIO & CTO at DigiCore/Ctrack and numerous technology and product awards, it is time for other opportunities and challenges. I am looking for adding value to small and medium companies, either freelancing or for contract positions, and would consider a long term position at a progressive innovation companies.

I specialise in mentoring and leading technology and R&D teams, Insurance Telematics/UBI, Driver Behaviour Analysis, Business strategy and Embedded Hardware and Software development.

Formally I am a registered Professional Electronic Engineer with post-graduate degrees in Electronic Engineering, System Engineering, as well as a Master Degree in Business Leadership from UNISA (a MBA degree).

I love synthesis and solving product, engineering solutions and business challenges while delivering creative and innovative solutions. I am also capable of seeing and designing the big picture and have many years of business strategy, marketing and engineer experience, having lead 80+ team members at DigiCore.


Previous Position(s)

Owner and Managing Director | Labfin (Pty) Ltd
Centurion, South Africa | August 1998 - 2011

ICT and Telecommunications

Development of Industrial Controllers and Embedded Software.


Manager Avionics | Analysis Management and Systems
January 1992 - July 1998

ICT and Telecommunications

1) Development of avionic control systems, computers and Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS)

2) System Engineer - Rooivalk Attack Helicopter, Ground support System

3) Manager Software Development: Avionics


Owner and Managing Director | Kiberlab (Pty) Ltd
January 1985 - July 1998

ICT and Telecommunications

Electronic and embedded systems development for industrial and commercial clients.


Senior Engineer II | ESD
1984 - 1985

Developed high power solid state DC drive system and a 6 axes, inertial digital simulation environment to allow testing of control algorithms.


Managing Director | DigiCore Technology | DIGICORE HOLDINGS LTD

Manufacturing and Industrial


CTO and Executive Director | Ctrack / DigiCore Holdings Ltd
Centurion, South Africa

ICT and Telecommunications

CTO and Executive Director: Ctrack / DigiCore Holdings Ltd

Responsible for Innovation and Ctrack's Technology, Products and Insurance Telematics Solutions.

Envisioned and directed Ctrack’s Products and Insurance telematics business to where it currently ships Ctrack telematics units to 50+ countries and supplies to three major insurance companies in the UK and South Africa. Ctrack® is an end to end supplier of Telematics Products and Services, ISO 9001 accredited, with an Telematics manufacturing facility in Durban, South Africa.

DigiCore Holdings Ltd, The Owner of Ctrack, is a public (listed) company, has a global footprint and sold more than 850,000 Ctrack systems in 50+ countries.

Educational history

Tertiary

University of South Africa

1989 - 1997

Master of Business Leadership

Master of Business Leadership (MBL)
Dates attended or expected graduation 1989 – 1997

University of Pretoria

Centurion, South Africa | 1984 - 1985

Bachelor’s Degree - System Engineering Grade B.Eng (Hons)

Dates attended or expected graduation 1984 – 1985

University of Johannesburg

GAUTENG, South Africa | 1978 - 1981

Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) - Field Of Study Electronic Engineering Grade B.Sc

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