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The Team

Our team based in the UK and in South Africa, has over 100 years of collective experience in custom IT projects.

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Our Board

Our Board has worked together for over 15 years and bring a diverse range of industry knowledge, experience, entrepreneurship and track record of building high performance teams and running successful global software businesses.

Kali BagaryCEO

A successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in IT and business, specialising in business growth in the UK and South Africa.  Responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the business, networking and building relationships with investors, customers and partners. Derives satisfaction from taking a hand in development and improvement, mentoring high performance teams and advising Boards.

Kali’s Dream: To spend more time with his ever-growing family and to become an investor to help fund and mentor innovative start-ups.

Hendrik StrydomCTO

BCom Computer Science with more than 30 years of experience in programming and database management. Responsible for our product strategy, direction and development centre in South Africa. Involved in delivering numerous mission critical systems for each and every client. Continuously shares his knowledge to help our programmers learn and grow through our Young Minds initiative.

Hendrik’s Dream: Invest in numerous beach properties all over Thailand where he can live, work and relax simultaneously.

Aju AlexanderCOO

An Electronics Engineer with a Post-Graduate degree in Business Management and a track record in delivering IT solutions across a range of global businesses. Responsible for client relationships, the successful delivery of their projects and business operations. His role is to bring out the best in the team, ultimately assisting clients in maximising their business value through digital transformation by adopting innovative technologies.

Aju’s Dream: to build a social enterprise enabling homeless re-integrate into society by providing a safe home and job prospects.

Jas BagaryCFO

BA(Hons) in Accounting, ACA, PGcert, with 21 years of experience in corporate Finance as a financial consultant and auditor and 14 years of experience as a University Principal Lecturer for Accounting. As Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary is responsible for business planning, financial modelling, accounting, contracts management and payments.

Jas’s Dream: To travel the world and give more time and money to charity.

Our Advisors

Our Advisors bring in depth knowledge and a network of contacts in sectors such as Insurance and Construction, to support The Data Company with its products, sales and marketing strategies.
Gartner and NatWest Accelerator Hub are Industry leading analysts, alongside our memberships with ILAG and SAICB which are supporting the growth and coach our business.

Manjit Rana

Insurance

With over 30 years’ experience of working in the insurance space is highly regarded as an industry thought leader and one of the pioneers of the InsurTech movement. As a leading pioneer in this field, he has led the charge for informing and educating traditional, well-established players to remain relevant by helping to shape new propositions that are more compelling and relevant in a constantly connected, fiercely competitive, radically changing market.

Graham Newitt

Insurance

Graham has extensive experience in the Life and Pensions market, including periods at Aviva and then Legal and General where he was a Business Unit Managing Director in both their Protection and Wealth Divisions. More recently Graham ran his own strategic consultancy business where he undertook a wide range of strategic consulting projects for firms such as Scottish Widows, Zurich Life, FNZ and Friends Life.

Matt Coniam

Construction

Matt is one of our advisors for the Construction sector having worked all his career in  Construction from on site to Executive level. This has given Matt has a unique view of this sector from both a production and back office operations perspective. Seen as a change agent who guides and drives teams  through the process of breaking down the traditional “silo” mentality and working towards seamless knowledge sharing via innovative data driven solutions . Currently a member of various product steering and advisory groups across the industry. Always looking for the next question that needs an answer.

Bob Childs

Construction

Bob has been working in Construction Software since 1983. He brings a wealth of knowledge of both construction industry software &  construction companies in the UK.  Bob has held board level positions with Causeway, Coins & Red Sky & is now working with three specialist software companies to  take their business to the next level.

Our Management Team

Our Management team have years of experience in sales, marketing and project delivery.

Nigel KohlerVP Sales & Marketing

Over 30 years experience in sales and leadership roles with organisations providing innovative IT Software solutions to the Global Financial Services and Insurance sector.He is responsible for leading the sales and marketing team focused on developing and growing The Data Company’s business in its chosen markets.

Nigel’s dream: To cycle across America.

Andy ToddVP Client Services

A persistently high-achieving leader, focused on the goals and welfare of his customers, and his teams.  He has over 25 years of experience in business, and information technology, encompassing complex change management, operations and sales. He has led a very wide range of projects and teams across sectors as diverse as music, finance, retail and charity.

Andy’s Dream:  To perform musically with his son in public one day and follow the snow skiing for half the year and the sun, golfing for the other half, till the old bones can’t take it anymore.

Paul HendersonVP Strategic Accounts

International experienced Business Transformation Specialist, PMO, Programme and Senior Project Manager with over 15 years of experience working across the financial services and telecoms sector. In his current Strategic Account Management and Project Delivery role Paul assists strategic clients with the successful delivery of business improvement projects and programmes that aid with the transformation of business units.

Paul’s Dream: To spend the time travelling around the globe with his family stopping off to play some of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Erik StrydomVP Service Delivery

Bachelor in Electronic Engineering, worked as Project Manager at Telecommunication Companies for 35 years. In his current role as VP Service Delivery, he ensures that projects are delivered within agreed timelines and that sufficient resources are allocated to projects.

Erik’s Dream: Fly around the world with his family and tour as many countries as possible.

Our Team

From developers & testers to business analysts and project leaders. Our team provides extensive knowledge of project sizes, functionalities and business domains.

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