Vision Focused, Relentless Endeavour

We partner with visionary companies and help them achieve success
by advancing technology across the African continent

IT Consulting

With over 30 years of practical and commercial software development experience, Bumblebee Consulting brings a wealth of tangible know how coupled to an extended specialist network to ensure that you maximise the ROI from your IT investment.

We focus on getting your Business and IT aligned, as well as to drive subsequent prioritised implementation and delivery in large corporates or medium enterprises.

Management Consulting

Today’s world of constant technological evolution requires agility and a proactive approach towards driving the necessary cultural change, coupled to technical and process optimisation.

Bumblebee Consulting has access to seasoned technologists and entrepreneurs with a solid corporate background. We seek to become your trusted advisors and change agents by augmenting your management team with Executive IT and Change Management experience.

Thought Leadership

With 100% BEE ownership and ex C-Level corporate executives with an intimate understanding of the local market, we seek to engage across the business spectrum to assist in Enterprise Development and alignment of offerings and SLA’s between Corporate and eligible SME’s.

Having started and sold Airborne Consulting to a leading technology group, we possess valuable local experience of establishing and growing world class IT delivery capability coupled to effective vendor and partner alignment.

We provide expertise and thought leadership in the following areas

Software Development

Software Development Optimisation and Project Delivery via fixed price or managed capacity is at the heart of what we do.

We have a demonstrable delivery track record and seek to instil commercial thinking and the implementation of de facto best practices into the software development environment. In addition, we partner with specialist UXD and .Net developers to ensure seamless delivery to our clients.

Project Management

Effective Project and Programme Management is an extension of our consulting engagements. We are often contracted to assist in driving and coordinating the implementation of prioritised milestones on time, within budget and with the requisite governance.

Our role extends to objective facilitation in order to ensure envisaged outcomes and adherence to agreed SLA’s.

Cloud Services

Bumblebee Consulting seeks to engage local suppliers and software development companies with a view to identifying and promoting innovative hosted products which are able to provide Value Added Services particularly in the mobile arena.

We have a strong focus and 15 year engagement history in Africa and are incorporating locally developed cloud and associated support services into our strategic consulting and network infrastructure services.

We bring a wealth of experience to the table

  • Sean O’Connell
    Sean O’Connell Founder & Executive Director

    Sean O’Connell is an IT veteran with 30 years of experience in this industry. He has a solid technical background and track record having fulfilled many roles encompassing Software Development, Infrastructure Management, Product Development, Project Management and IT Outsourcing. Sean has extensive experience in IT Strategy formulation and alignment of IT to business strategy and is competent in Business Consulting and Facilitation to ensure effective Change Management associated with these assignments.

  • Ashley Petersen
    Ashley Petersen Non-executive Director

    Ashley Petersen is an economist with more than 20 years of experience mainly in the financial services sector. He has extensive experience in sovereign risk assessments, industry analysis and strategy formulation across the full industry spectrum and includes, amongst others; ICT, Chemicals, Mining, and Tourism.

  • Kevin Viret
    Kevin Viret Non-executive Director

    Kevin is an acknowledged IT professional with 30 years of experience in the industry. Initially his skills were honed in Application Development. The last 25 years has been in Telecommunications fulfilling many roles in Blue Chip companies, including Network Manager, IT Manager and Business Manager, General Manager & Regional  Director: Africa.

  • Anthony Peters
    Anthony Peters Lead Consultant

    As a seasoned CA with a broad range of engagements across various business sectors, Anthony has the experience and track record to integrate and optimize business processes as well as to architect relevant and efficient financial structuring and reporting.

  • Nicholas Volschenk
    Nicholas Volschenk Consultant

    Nicholas Volschenk is an IT Engineer and Software Architect with 10 years of commercial experience in the industry. He is a certified and respected Microsoft professional with acknowledged skills and a solid technical background.

  • Hilary Evans
    Hilary Evans

    Hilary Evans is located in Melbourne, Australia and has joined our team to offer strategic corporate advice and guidance on the emerging Australasia market sector with over 30 years of experience. He successfully listed his business Technology Sound & Vision Pty on the Australian Stock exchange in 2006. Hilary has a passion for client service and has designed and developed software & hardware technology that is now used in over 8000 hospitality outlets throughout the world.

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