About the Author

Carl Steynvaard
Business resilience specialist
about me
I have a great interest in technology and with I.T. I have enjoyed interacting and experimenting with it for many years. This has led me to pursue Information Technology as my career choice. I have extensive working experience in large enterprise in local and international business units comprising of thousands of servers on complex network topologies. Working within the highly competitive IT services sector, my role is often customer facing and requires a high degree of flexibility to maintain varying and often intense workloads.
contact
+27 73 704 7685
carl@steynvaard.com
Boksburg , South Afria
skills
Disaster recovery
business continuity
IT Service Management
Server & Cloud Infrastructure
Cyber Security
Enterprise Architecture
language
english
Afrikaans
Hobbies
Hiking & Outdoors
All things Tech
education
CBCI
Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute CANDIDATE ID: 025041
2015
ISO 22301 LEAD
ISO 22301 Lead Implementor Certified by PECB REGISTRATION NO: (BCFO1008179-2015-10)
2017
Certified Solutions Expert
Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert. Cloud Platform and Server Infrastructure Certification Number : F809-2405 Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate Certification Number : E933-6221
2020
Matric
E.G Jansen High School
1998
experience
2023 - Current
University of Johannesburg
Spearhead the Universities BCM and DR Program by Implementing ISO22301 and IT Service Continuity controls
2022
Anglo American
Initiatve and drive the transformation from DR to ITSCM. Responsible for IT continuity process development and enhancement in analysis, testing, deployments, improvements and planning. Defining, developing and executing training of the IT continuity management processes and steering of service providers related to ITSCM topics.This is for all sites Internationally
2020-2022
Gijima
Manage all aspects of BCM & IT DR for Head office operations as well as client implementations. Establish Steerco & BCM Program Deploy Emergency Response Procedures and Business Continuity Plans during Covid-19.
2013-2020
DSTV - MultiChoice - Naspers
Under ther Bytes outsource contract I was employed as Implementation Manager for both BCM & DR Across All Business Entities which included Solution Design, development of BCM and DR Sites, creation of recovery procedures, managing DR tests for MultiChoice, DSTV,Supersport ,Naspers and Bytes outsourced clients., data governance and policies, steerco risk management awareness. Roll out of New DR sites across the African continent & South African Head Office
2001-2013
Global Continuity - Metrofile
IT & Technical Manager Responible for implementing , designing , improving and maintaining all Client DR solutions as well taking care of in house IT