However, as we have learned over our two decades plus of serving education institutions and corporates, educational technology is a highly specialised field that requires strategic planning, designing, implementation, and integration.
It’s a tightly focussed speciality that defines the way we at VastraTech work with our clients: it necessitates long-term close collaboration to make informed decisions to assure successful and sustainable solutions.
It also requires know-how and insights into all aspects of education. And on these issues, our unmatched experience as an educational technology managed service provider means we stand alone in the sector.
To promote effective and efficient utilisation of EdTech tools for modern teaching and learning practices with successful outcomes. We provide e-learning and collaboration tools that re-imagine education and learning spaces to foster the 4 Cs to contribute to effective learning and innovation – critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication.
To serve organisations in the education, enterprise and continuing professional development (CPD) environment by providing an end-to-end EdTech ecosystem. It ensures that educational organisations benefit from world-class technology solutions that enable educators and students to engage fully. Then, collaboration occurs in the most innovative ways through interactive classroom technologies, learner-enabling tools, and distance learning solutions.
In addition to our vast experience in planning, designing and implementing edTech solutions, spanning over 20-years, we also have much first-hand knowledge of the front lines of teaching. Within our staff complement are many ex-teachers, and ex-education administrators, so we understand the challenges and pressures that educators face on a daily basis. Our experience and expertise have resulted in over 50 000 educators being trained on how to integrate and leverage the technology to enable more effective teaching and learning.
Chief Executive Officer
Joran is an investor-owner, entrepreneur with a passion for fast-tracking technology innovations and education throughout Africa. As the head of VastraTech, Joran’s role is to guide the company’s short and long-term organisational strategic goals, identify new business opportunities, negotiate and close business deals, and maintain his extensive knowledge of current market conditions. However, fundamental to all his responsibilities is building and maintaining customer relationships – always maintaining optimum customer satisfaction levels and positivity at all times.
As a driving force on our most significant large-scale projects to date, Leon has consistently demonstrated exceptional managerial proficiency across a wide variety of skills. Technical IT analysis and strategy development and process analysis, including all aspects of customer service, from formulating service-level agreements (SLAs) to establishing service desk operations. Leon’s extensive program and project management expertise have been honed through his extensive experience in diverse ICT industries. Leon holds a Mathematical Science Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Computer Science and Information Systems.
Chief Technology Officer
Conrad is an entrepreneurial, pioneering technologist adept at identifying solutions that support business objectives. Possessing broad expertise in IT, network, and telecommunications architecture/infrastructure design, Conrad is a specialist in education institution strategies with complete project life cycle management and client/vendor relationship management. Being a valuable component in the VastraTech team since 2009, Conrad is especially skilled in identifying opportunities and communicating them to non-technical stakeholders to assist them in making informed decisions.
Chief Financial Officer
Shané joined Vastratech in 2008 and has been an integral part of the company’s leadership since 2009. Since then, her oversight responsibilities have included finance, logistics and procurement, warehousing, HR, Legal, business operations, and stakeholder relationships. Promoted to the Exco team in 2015, Shané applies her extensive experience and expertise on business strategy and financial analysis, identifying key constraints, risk and compliance, and business processes.