We have a combined 35 years corporate experience, of which 20 years has been at an executive level driving business strategy and technology transformations within the technology, logistics, investment and financial services industry.
Considerations around data, cyber security, capacity on demand, risk management as well as what should be done in private cloud vs public cloud are all elements of our unique knowledge and remains our competitive edge. Understanding the balance of stability, cost, efficiency, future proofing and user experience are core to who we are.
Vaxowave is fully committed to the principals of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) and is a level 1 contributor.
The technology landscape of today is very different to the technology landscape of yesterday. The technology of tomorrow is moving towards us at an exponential rate. We strategically partner with companies that are leading technology providers from around the globe to bring a holistic service offering to our clients, thereby helping them to align their technology investment with their business strategies.
Technology is not only an enabler of business strategy but a competitive edge too. Our expansive technical expertise, business aptitude, drive and commitment to excellence enable us to closely partner with our clients to fully understand their environment, challenges and opportunities which can be resolved securely by technology.
Vaxowave empowers technology teams with solutions that enable effective adoption and management of mission critical cloud applications and services to help them reduce operating costs, accelerate delivery and the ability to scale.
Our solutions provide insights to improve stability and ensure secure and improved customer experience.
Our approach is to use specific tailored methods, tools and assessments to understand the challenges and opportunities that our clients have within their environments and to collaboratively transform and equip their business to operate in the new technology era. Our products go beyond improving asset availability and reliability.
Our technological solutions streamline infrastructure and operations, enhance efficiency and unlock new revenue channels.
We are passionate about building innovative solutions that solve real problems for our clients.
Co-founder and Executive Director – Vaxowave Pty Ltd
Peter holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree supplemented with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a long standing member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. His career in technology started in the telecommunication industry, where he worked at Alcatel Telecoms in his junior years, followed by various senior management roles at both Dimension Data and Internet Solutions. For the past 17 years, Peter has been firmly rooted in the Financial Services industry working for both Standard Bank and Absa Bank (formerly known as Barclays Africa Group).
During his time at Standard Bank, he gained extensive experience in Corporate Channels, Global Markets and the Payments division where he progressed to become the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to oversee the Operations Technology division for the Group. At Absa, he fulfilled various technology executive roles which culminated in him becoming the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Absa Group. In his CTO role, he was responsible for numerous successful transformation initiatives which included Enterprise Cloud, Public Cloud, DevOps, Automation, Agile Engineering and Culture Change.
He is a firm believer in the growth potential of Africa and embodies this by investing his personal time providing opportunities for the development of graduates and interns. He has also been involved with many CSI initiatives and within the greater industry he is the cofounder of the Africa Industry DevOps Day initiative, which aims to build a pipeline of DevOps in South Africa. In addition to his passion of giving back, he is an avid speaker and has presented at numerous industry initiatives including a key note speaker at the AWS summit in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2017 he was nominated as an Institute of Information Technology Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA) Visionary CIO finalist.
Peter is a thriving entrepreneur, previously owning and managing a successful technology business. In 2018 following his passion and love for new age technology, Peter left Absa to co-found Vaxowave, a technology company specialising in digitally enabling their clients to use disruptive cloud type technologies underpinned by new ways of working and software automation.
Co-founder and Executive Director – Vaxowave Pty Ltd
Kume was the Chief of Staff to the CIB Chief Operating Officer at Absa Bank Ltd where she was responsible for setting the back office strategy, providing operational support and strategic advice to the COO and CIB CEO. At the tender age of 29, Kume made directorship at Absa becoming one of the youngest executives at the Bank.
She holds a Honours degree in Accounting Sciences and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has won many accolades for exceptional performance during her education and professional career .
Her passion for business enablement through innovation led to her co-founding Vaxowave, a technology company specialising in digitally enabling their clients to use disruptive cloud type technologies underpinned by new ways of working and software automation. The company was incorporated in June 2018 and she left Absa in January 2019 to run the business fulltime.
She is a passionate advocate for literacy programs in South Africa, developing the youth and developing talented women in leadership. She helps to equip rural schools with essential school supplies and dedicates a large portion of her free time to mentoring young people and often speaks in forums aimed at empowering and promoting women in leadership. She is an advisory Board member of Wired for Women Board. Wired for Women is the brainchild of BCX and Brainstorm. A platform for all that brings women in the Tech sector’s together to address the issues of the profession and the challenges women face and how to overcome those challenges and build solutions that are long term to empower females in the workspace
She is newlywed and enjoys playing a competitive game of tennis to unwind.