About Louis Botha

LouisLouis has a M.Sc. in Statistics with more than 20 years solid programming experience and have developed numerous applications since 1989 using Visual Basic, Delphi, PHP & MySQL, ASP, VB.Net and Java.

2004 - Current: Owner - Computec SA

2011 - 2014: MAGELLAN CONSULTING - COGNADEV 

Support manager, Consultant and IT advisor

Responsible for the support and expansion of the complete set of psychometric assessment tools. This includes client support, production support, team management, database administration, IT strategies etc.

Technologies used include VB.Net,C#,Silverlight,Flash,Microsoft SQL. Numerical scoring and reporting engine (expert systems).

Cognadev actively markets and delivers products in the field of people assessment and development worldwide. Cognadev was founded to address an expressed need in the market for a fair and valid way in which to holistically assess the psychological functioning, competencies and cognitive potential of individuals in the work and tertiary educational environments, across cultures.

2009 - 2010: GRADNET 

IT Director

Managing all IT related issues including the development and support of the system.

Gradnet is the online network for graduate professionals where Business and Higher Education engage at various levels. The partnership between Gradnet and Google enables the secure storage of data on the Google cloud, while embedding Google enterprise solutions (gmail, docs, calendar) into the framework.


2003 – 2004: OPENCOLLAB 

Project Manager, E-learning system development

Responsible for the development of a new e-learning system using ASP, ASP.Net, VB.Net, COM++ and SQL server.


2000 – 2002: North West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa) NWU

Manager, E-learning systems

Manager of Web based learning systems at NWU. Attending and delivery of papers at conferences in Germany, Austria and the USA. The papers focused on the use of object-based software applications for E-learning in higher education.


1996 – 1998: NWU

IT advisor in education

Specializing in the effective integration of IT in higher education. This included the evaluation and sustainable implementation of existing and new software applications to enrich traditional contact education. I was also responsible for training and advising lecturers.


1993 – 1995: NWU 

Lecturer

At the department of Statistics for first year B. Sc. students, first year B. Comm students and 3rd year Engineering students.


1991 – 1992: NWU 

Software developer – simulations

Developing real-time simulation software to illustrate important statistical concepts to students during classroom sessions.