Raj Wanniappa, Director

Raj Wanniappa

Raj Wanniappa is a Director of the Institute and is the Founder and Director of Agile Ventures Holdings based in Johannesburg, South Africa, which invests in telecommunications, big data and analytics and crypto currency initiatives throughout Africa. He worked at the Dimension Data Middle East and Africa Group for 11 years including roles as the General Manager of Big Data, Executive for Carrier Services at Internet Solutions and General Manager of Public Sector. Prior to Dimension Data, he was a senior manager at Accenture South Africa and an engineer at IBM/Celestica in Toronto, Canada. Raj has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Raj is also closely involved with the  Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa, a voluntary industry body comprising operators, service providers, technology providers and associated parties. The objectives of the Forum are the acceleration of the adoption of high-speed, reliable and cost-effective broadband services in South Africa. Its mission is to promote the effective utilization of Wi-Fi technologies in the delivery of ubiquitous, interoperable and seamless connectivity in South Africa.