My ambition is to deploy cutting edge IT solutions for leading organisations as I believe I am highly skilled and have much to offer potential employers and their stakeholders. Presently I am an Oracle Applications Consultant and Solutions Architect for Richard Byrom Consulting. Prior to this I have consulted with various professional firms and IT Companies – namely:
- Thales Enterprise Services, an Oracle Partner located in the United Kingdom which is part of the Thales Group
I have been working with Oracle E-Business Suite for the past 6 years and have experience in implementing multi-currency, multi-org/country instances within Shared Services environments in a number of industries. My primary area of expertise in enterprise system implementations is financials since I have an accounting background. However, I can quite easily implement the operational and logistical components of systems as evidenced in my work experience. I believe that where I really add value to my employers is in being an all round performer. My functional skills are excellent and I am also technically competent.
In addition to my experience implementing and project managing Oracle ERP solutions I have more recently gained a broader level of expertise by developing Architecture Solutions and IT strategies for a number of organisations across a variety of platforms and systems.
Prior to working with Oracle products I was implementing BaaN, another ERP system. In total I have been implementing ERP systems for 9 years and I have a comprehensive understanding of the workings of such systems as well as the business concepts involved. Most of my implementation experience is in the private sector although of late I have been consulting for the public sector and am capable of adapting to both types of environment.
Speaking, writing and communication skills
I have presented papers at numerous local, regional and international conferences and contribute to leading publications around the globe. In both 2003 and 2004 I spoke at Oracle Appsworld in San Diego, California - Oracle’s flagship Applications conference. I have also presented papers to the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) and Atlanta Oracle Applications User Group (ATLOAUG) in America, the European Oracle User Group (EOUG), the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) and Financials Special Interest Group (SIG) and the South African Oracle User Group (SAOUG). I also served as Deputy Editor of the UK Oracle User Group Magazine (known as Oracle Scene) for a period of two years from December 2003-2005. Copies of my presentations and white papers can be downloaded at my web site forum
I completed my Articles of Clerkship with Deloitte and Touche and also have a Bachelor of Accounting Science (B.Compt) Degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Last year I completed my postgraduate degree, a Masters in Business Leadership (equivalent to MBA) with University of South Africa (UNISA). Here I majored in Project Planning, Scheduling and Control, Management of Technology and Managing Electronic Commerce.