Johannesburg, South Africa – February 1, 2019 — Global Digital Transformation (PTY)Ltd, an emerging Digital Transformation consultancy with operations in South Africa, North America and Europe, announces the formation of the first MEF regional “Center of Excellence” or CoE in South Africa. In collaboration with The MEF (standards body), GDX will be launching the CoE as part of its industry technology hub and aims to drive MEF 3.0 LSO and SD-WAN service standardization and automation architecture, as well developing local skills in the areas of telecom network software engineering, in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg’s engineering faculty.
Janine Rebelo, Co-founder and Director of GDX said, “The initial focus areas will be SD-WAN certification standards and automation framework, along with further development of the MEF 3.0 Lifecycle Service Orchestration APIs. Working closely with the local academic community is extremely important to us as there is a chronic shortage of technical skills needed for these kinds of initiatives. Inviting students to take the journey with us will develop a critical skills pool and ensure our country competes effectively in the global Industry 4.0 market. Having students work on these technologies with real-life applications gives them much needed hands-on or work experience, which will allow them to take up technology roles and contribute almost immediately”.
GDX have worked closely to identify drivers behind MEF standards adoption in South Africa, and this inaugural CoE, with a charter to help build capabilities throughout the continent, will serve as a template that will be replicated across other geographies.
GDX is an emerging consultancy in the areas of Digital Transformation, network automation and SDN/NFV realization. The company, with operations in South Africa, Europe, and North America, provides specialized expertise to develop solutions that helps clients transform their businesses.
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