About the company and Team

Who We Are

Koneqt is a multinational technology company focussing on connecting people with technology.

KoneQt is part of Accelerate Isle of Man under Digital Isle of Man.


What We Do

Software Development

Our software development team is made up of the best and brightest minds in the industry. With years of experience in the areas of web development, mobile development, database development, and QA, we have built a team of experts who understand all aspects of the software development process.

Solution Delivery Services

Overseeing and contributing to success – complementing the internal skills of the organization as they are realigned for the transformation program, Koneqt provides key skills to both the new programs and legacy organizations to address interim resource/expertise needs:

Program Alignment Services

Ensuring the key and critical elements of transformation programs – whether evolutionary or revolutionary (e.g. for the Industrial Internet/Connected Society) they are targeted to meet business and corporate requirements for the defined scope, timelines, cost and quality while also addressing impacts of the ongoing operational changes. 

Ignatius Rautenbach CEO | Futurist | Advisor | Negotiator

Ignatius is a visionary business strategist with a focus on large-scale deployments and the use of technology. He is an expert in scalability, with a wealth of experience working with venture capital firms and investment groups globally. He possesses astute business acumen, multi-sector and industry experience, and an international reach across many jurisdictions. As a futurist, Ignatius is well-versed in the latest disruptive technologies including Digital Asset Management, Reclassifying Assets, AI, ML, Blockchain, Tech IP creation and many others. He is dedicated to helping governments increase GDP and more profitable businesses through 4IR technologies.

Noah Egelnick Commercial Director

Over 25 years of large-scale transformation and change delivery, with a commercial eye and an emphasis on attention to detail. Noah has worked across multiple sectors including Telecoms, Insurance, E-Gaming and Government to drive major efficiency improvements and ultimately, increased revenues. Noah likes to ask ‘why’ and has the skills, experience, and tenacity to find the real answer

He has a deep drive to find out what activities add value (revenue?) to his organisation and is a big supporter of critical thinking and data driven decision making. Above all else, he’s happy to get involved in delivering solutions and helping change things for the better.

Mary Whatman Founder at Parhelion Global Consulting Advisors

Mary’s foundation of more than 25 years of global experience across many vertical industries guides her specialization in the creation of pragmatic transformational strategies, solutions and ecosystems that define the evolution of an organization, its products, processes and outcomes as they evolve to embrace the new business, technical and economic paradigms. From large multi-national corporations to startups; from active roles to advisory positions; from next generation innovation to traditional business functions; Mary develops strong business foundations on which to establish and maintain robust investments, drive revenues and optimized costs.

Shaun van Tonder
Software Dev-Ops Specialist

Shaun is a seasoned software development professional with over a decade of experience leading teams and delivering innovative software solutions for global organizations. With his deep understanding of software development methodologies and best practices, Shaun has a proven track record of successfully managing and delivering projects on-time and within budget. He is an expert in leading cross-functional teams and working with stakeholders to understand their requirements and deliver solutions that exceed expectations.

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli Founder & CEO Sirolli Institute

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world's leading consultants on the topic of economic development. He started working in the field of International Aid in Africa in 1971 and has since worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Latin America and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self determination.

Dr. Thomas Trautmann Founder & CEO Happy Brains

Dr. Thomas Trautmann is the Ethical Persuader System founder. After his computer diploma engineer studies and his Ph.D on Artificial Neural Networks, he moved from project management to marketing and sales. He also founded his own companies before becoming a certified NeuroMarketing instructor. After a few years of working with and teaching thousands of people he created the Ethical Persuader System to help you become the Ethical Persuader.

Dr. Warren BurnsFinance & Investment Transaction Advisory

Warren Burns - B.Sc. B.Sc (hons). PhD. (Wits). MBA (Surrey University). Specialist in asset and liability and innovation ecosystem. 15 years investment banking, business development and derivatives in SA. Currently focusing on Smart City advisory in new innovation concepts and mapping and investment collaboration (IP portals). Working with partnerships and initiatives across digital strategy, asset management and decision making.

Dr. Marcel Hattingh CCI Professional

Dr. Hattingh holds a structured and research-based Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (USA).
His expertise ranges from leadership and organizational development, as well as various philosophical and theological fields including apologetics, ethics and biblical & religious sciences. Marcel is a certified Xpand International consultant; a certified DISC coach with Persolog in Germany and a licensed trainer on the Shadowmatch behavioural system.

Alex Mattelaer Scalability Expert

Alex is a process and technology expert, passionate about the design and implementation of effective state of the art business processes and web based software in complex corporate environments. Alex comes with more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance sector both within the Lloyd’s Insurance Market and globally, and prior to that many years’ experience in the manufacturing and construction sectors.

Amb. W.B. Gila esq. Barrister-at-law

Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa

LLB(HONS) (Petreloeum Law); B.L (Lagos Inn); LLM (Oil & Gas) RGU, Aberdeen; Dipl. in Arbitration (AFSA/ Univ. of Pretoria)

Specialist in Trade Agreements.

Shailendra Bramhvanshi Ai | ML | BlockChain Specialist

Shailendra is a Blockchain expert and ahead of the curve internationally. His company Techaroha is rated in the top 10 BlockChain companies in India. He is an IT specialist with over 10 years professional experience in IT Industry. He has multi sector experience.

Rob Corley Technology Specialist

Rob Corley founded his own company in 2003 and led the company from a small boutique agency to a software business building a full-scale enterprise systems and consultancy for in the UK property and construction sector.

Rob has a passion for technology and helping organisations better utilise their software to excel in this every changing world

He even completed a degree in Astrophysics for fun, while still running the business.

Georges Mbede Strategic Development Specialist Africa

Georges has been in strategic business development in Africa over 14 years. Working in multiple African countries, Georges has key understand of the corporate and political landscape in Africa.

Georges has high business acumen, understand how to open and close deals. Georges function in French, English, German and Portuguese.