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					                                       Khetan Gajjar
                                 P.O.Box 1427, Gallo Manor, Johannesburg, 2052
                                              Phone: +27 82 885-4047
                                             E-mail: khetan@os.org.za
                                         URL : http://khetan.gajjar.co.za/


Personal Information
       Nationality       South African (ID: 7703295027082)
       Drivers license   Code 8 (May 14 1996)
       Languages         English, Afrikaans, Gujerati


Work Experience
       2004/10-current   Internet Solutions
                                  Current Position         New Business Development Manager
                                  Previous Position        New Business Development
                                  Previous Position        Managed Services (Microsoft) Team Leader
                                  Previous Position        Infrastructure Services (UNIX) Team Leader
       2000/1-2004/9     UUNET South Africa
                                  Last Position            UNIX System Operations Manager
                                  Previous Position        Business, UNIX and NT System Operations Manager
                                  Previous Position        UNIX System Administrator
       1999              University of Cape Town
                                  Information Systems 2 and Information Systems 3 Tutor
       1998-1999         Ndizani Technologies
                                  Internet Technologies Consultant
       1996-1997         Cape Union Mart
                                  Retail IT Support
       1994-1998         UUNET South Africa
                                  Helpdesk Operator
                                  Support E-mail


Education
       2004              Management Advancement Programme (64), University of the Witwatersrand
                         Business School
                                  Economics
                                  Marketing
                                  Human Resources
                                  Finance
                                  Operations Management
                                    Strategic Management


       1995-1999             Bachelor of Business Science (Honours in Information Systems), University of Cape Town
                                    Micro- and Macro-Economics 1, Economics 2
                                    Human Resource Management, Personnel Psychology
                                    Statistics 100, Statistics 220
                                    Finance 1
                                    Business Law 1
                                    Accounting 1
                                    Marketing 1
                                    Mathematics 102
                                    Professional Communication
                                    Production and Operations Management
                                    Environment and Structure of Business, Business Strategy
                                    Information Systems 1, Information Systems 2, Information Systems 3, Information
                                     Systems Honours, Advanced Applications in Organisations (SAP R/3)


       1994                  Matric Exemption, Westerford High School
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                                     English (1 language)
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                                                      nd
                                     Afrikaans (2          language)
                                    Mathematics
                                    Science
                                    Geography
                                    Biology
                                    Computer Science


Professional Training
                                    SUN - Solaris System Administration 1 (QVector Systems)
                                    SUN - Solaris System Administration 2 (CS Holdings)
                                    Cisco Systems – Configuring IPSec (Cisco South Africa)
                                    SUN – Solaris Performance Tuning (Breakpoint Consulting)
                                    Essentials of Satellite Communication (Centre for Management Development)
                                    Labour Relations Management Training (LabourFIT)
                                    ITIL Foundation (Quantica)
                                    Finance for Engineering Professionals (CM Solutions)


Current Roles and Responsibilities
                                    Evaluate business cases and market conditions
                                    Perform strategic product development
                                    Evaluate new technologies for feasibility
                                      Assist and consult for special projects

Prior Roles and Responsibilities
                                      System architecture design and implementation across UNIX and Microsoft
                                       platforms (hardware and software)
                                      New technology research (hardware and software)
                                      Manage 23 people (some over distance; including performance management,
                                       motivation and career planning)
                                      Budgeting, forecasting and capacity planning
                                      Vendor relationship management (maintenance, support and procurement)
                                      Security auditing, vulnerability and risk assessment, penetration testing and risk
                                       mitigation
                                      Internal company-approved security officer
                                      Part of product development and design group
                                      Part of solutions team for complex customer systems solutions
                                      Liason with backbone network design and implementation group


Skills
                                      Leadership and people management
                                      Research and analytical skills
                                      UNIX server and desktop system knowledge (FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris) –
                                       architectural and practical
                                      Windows desktop system knowledge (Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP)
                                       – practical
                                      Windows server knowledge (Windows Server 2003, Windows SQL Server 2000,
                                       Microsoft Hosted Exchange) – architectural
                                      Office productivity suite knowledge (Microsoft Office, Corel Office)
                                      Internet system application knowledge (Apache, Squid, INN, Bind)
                                      Messaging system knowledge (Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Exchange)
                                      Business application knowledge (Oracle, SAP, Accpac, Siebel)
                                      System security knowledge
                                      Communication with technical and non-technical resources
                                      Project management
                                      Financial forecasting and planning
                                      Confidence
                                      Presentation skills
                                      Ability to work unsupervised in teams and/or alone
References
      - Nic Tjirkalli – Network Manager (MTN Business South Africa)
      113 Bowling Avenue, Gallo Manor, Johannesburg
      Phone: +27 82 574-9740, E-mail: nic@za.uu.net


      - Elia Tsouros – Systems Manager (MTN Business South Africa)
      113 Bowling Avenue, Gallo Manor, Johannesburg
      Phone: +27 82 576-1763, E-mail: elia@za.uu.net


      - Richard Askham – Systems Manager (Internet Solutions)
      Le Mans Building, Sloane Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg
      Phone: +27 11 575-1000, E-mail: richard.askham@is.co.za

				
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