André has gained valuable experience in the following relevant areas of electronic value redemption platforms and prepaid token distribution solutions, electronic and card payment transacting, mobile commerce solutions, mobile wallet and mobile merchant solutions, electronic ticketing, prepaid airtime, prepaid electricity, electronic ticketing, prepaid funeral cover and various prepaid insurance product distribution solutions, mobile money transfer and bill payments solutions.
He believes technology is key to operational efficiency and future profitability which can be achieved by decreasing time-to-market and automating business processes through the adoption of new era technology such as the current smart mobile devices.
Eddie started his working career at the South African Reserve Bank as a mainframe operator whilst working towards his Informatics diploma after hours. During his time at the bank Eddie was exposed to all the different IT operational aspects like operating large IT systems, disaster recovery planning and by the time he left the bank in 1993 progressed to a system developer position.
Eddie joined Total SA as a System Programmer on their mainframe but shortly thereafter made a career change by moving away from mainframes into a programming career on PC's and joined a small IT company called WISE.
In October of 1996 he co-founded IT Experts who initially provided software development services to ICL/Natech on EFTPOS banking devices. In 2003 IT Experts started working on a real-time transaction product called TAMS where Eddie fulfilled the role of the system architect. TAMS was deployed in Nigeria where IT Experts helped develop the EFT acquiring industry in Nigeria.
In 2006 IT Experts were sold to Blue Label Telecoms who purchased the company specifically for their transactional systems and expertise. During his time at IT Experts Eddie became an expert on real-time transactional processing solutions specifically in financial and value added transactions, and gained a wealth of business.
Eddie and Infotech co-founded MobileData in November 2008, using his Business and Management experience together with his huge domain knowledge Eddie architected a new product called TradeSwitch®.