Louis Horn

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Louis Horn

Enterprise Architect / Designer / Web Developer

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Hi, I'm Louis Horn!

Enterprise Architect / Designer / Web Developer

I offer advanced large organization experience in Architecture & Solutions Analysis roles – with special abilities to foresee problems, identify patterns and create simple, elegant solutions that resolve issues for the business.

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Full Name

Louis Horn

(actually "Louis Petrus Horn", but hey, let's not go there)

Born

31 Jul 1970 - Pretoria, South Africa

(Yes, I'm THAT old!)

Email

louishorn@webafrica.org.za

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Education

TOGAF 9 CERTIFICATION

Knotion, ITWorx - Certified Feb 2012

The Open Group Architecture Framework

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ITIL V3 CERTIFICATION

HP/AXELOS - Certifications from 2013 - 2014

ITIL - IT Infrastructure Library Certification

  • ITIL Foundation Certification, HP/AXELOS, 2013
  • ITIL Intermediate Certification - All lifecycles
    • Service Design, HP/AXELOS, 2014
    • Service Transition, HP/AXELOS, 2014
    • Service Operations, HP/AXELOS, 2014
    • Continual Service Improvement, HP/AXELOS, 2014
    • Service Strategy, BCX/APMG, 2016

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BUSINESS & Systems Analysis

University of Pretoria - Certified 2008

Certification through University of Pretoria in Business and Systems Analysis.

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MCSE

ISU Campus - Certified 1999

Certification as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

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National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Light Current)

Tshwane University of Technology - Graduated 1993

Technikon Pretoria - 3 year National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (LC) with subjects such as Maths, Digital Systems, Radar, Television, Business English, etc.

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MATRICULATION (High School)

Gerrit Maritz High School - Graduated 1988

Matriculated at Technical High School Gerrit Maritz with all subjects on Higher Grade, and University allowance

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Other Certifications

Various Institutions

  • Joubert Fisher & Associates: Kepner-Fourie Problem Solving and Decision Analysis - 1999
  • TMForum: Telemanagement Forum Framework Training - 2011
  • Maastricht School of Management Romania (via iVersity): Critical Thinking - Reason and Fair Play in Communication - Feb 2015
  • Lynda.com: Objective-C Essential Training - License 1E4593 - April 2014
  • Lynda.com: Drupal 7 Essential Training - License 048983 - May 2014
  • Lynda.com: Drupal 7 Advanced Training - License E96013 - May 2014
  • Lynda.com: Drupal 7: Reporting and Visualizing Data - License 471D96 - May 2014
  • Lynda.com: Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes - License BB9A90 - July 2014
  • Lynda.com: Drupal 7 Custom Module Development - License 34ACC0 - July 2014
  • Lynda.com: Simplified Drupal Sites with Drush - License E405F7 - September 2014
  • Lynda.com: Git Essential Training - License 75E1E3 - July 2014
  • Lynda.com: Moodle 2.6 Essential Training - License A150B9 - August 2014
  • Lynda.com: Techniques and Concepts of Big Data - License 20A9CD - September 2014
  • Lynda.com: iOS App Development Essential Training - License F8B71C - May 2014
  • Lynda.com: Up and Running with Symfony2 for PHP - License F51A58 - March 2015

Work Experience

Telkom S.A. - Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architect - Aug 2009 - Present

Architected enterprise solutions for Telkom – with special focus on Fulfillment domain

  • Defined architectures for various large and small-scale projects
  • Specific focus on Service Provisioning and Activation business processes
  • Applied strategic and architectural standards to change requests to ensure standards and alignment with long-term strategies
  • Extensive use of TMForum Frameworx, Archimate modeling and some UML2
  • Received Spotlight award for duties performed beyond normal performance plan
  • Team lead of the year award.

TELKOM S.A. - Solutions Design and Build

Business & Systems Analyst, Solutions Developer - Mar 2000 - Jul 2009

Filled Senior roles as Analyst and Lead Developer/Programmer creating large, complex systems for Telkom – with major focus on a Work Force Management Solution

  • Business Analysis – taking briefs, meeting with stakeholders, clearly identifying, mapping and documenting business processes, key issues and other requirements; Additionally providing strategic advantage by foreseeing, avoiding and resolving possible problems and unnecessary complexity
  • Systems Analysis – researching existing and planning and recommending new technical solutions/architectures to meet business requirements and integrate and align with related systems
  • Design and Development – leading and project managing the design of solutions, tools and innovations to facilitate improved design and solutions for organization-wide implementation and use
Key Projects and Achievements
  • Appointed Designer & Lead Developer building a Work Force Management system that was used by 3000 technicians for more than 3 years. The solution was an interim measure to fill a need while an "off the shelf" system was being implemented. The solution received wide-spread praise and was considered a genuine threat to the "off the shelf" commercial system that was already bought and paid for
  • Designed a highly effective rules mechanism to avoid the need for overly complex and un-maintainable software designs – the mechanism has been extremely effective and is being deployed widely

Telkom S.A. - Telematics division

Technical Officer - Jan 1993 - Feb 2000

Played a key technical role in the Access Network Operations division

  • Analysing operations, designing and developing systems to monitor and report on performance
  • Improving defect tracking and logging in order to promote the quick resolving of problems
  • In early position (Technical Officer, 1993 to 1998) held responsibility for the detection and repair of Diginet service faults and testing customer circuits from a central management centre
Key Projects and Achievements
  • Led the development of a Management Information System and additionally of a network element defect tracking and logging system (NedLMP) – a system still in use in 2008

Skills

Professional Skills

  • 95% Complete
    Presentation 95%
  • 85% Complete
    Communication 85%
  • 85% Complete
    Facilitation 85%

Enterprise Architecture

  • 95% Complete
    ArchiMate 95%
  • 90% Complete
    Business Architecture 90%
  • 90% Complete
    Application Architecture 90%
  • 60% Complete
    Technology Architecture 60%

Software and Development Skills

  • 90% Complete
    DRUPAL 90%
  • 80% Complete
    HTML5 / CSS3 80%
  • 80% Complete
    Javascript 80%
  • 80% Complete
    PHP 80%
  • 70% Complete
    C# 70%

Interests

Music

What's life without music!

Mountains and Nature

Getting there by Hiking, Mountain Biking and Camping.

Improving myself

The continuous search for knowledge!

Contact

Send me a message

Address

Waverley, Pretoria, South Africa

Phone

+27 82 824 8224

Mail

louishorn@webafrica.org.za

Thank You!

“Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes”

Napoleon Hill