Siva Pillay – CEO
+27 83 634 0288
Keystroke Holdings was founded in July 2013 by Siva. He started his IT career in January 1983 in the capacity of COBOL programmer. For over 3 decades, Siva can boast a number of successes that have earned him the credibility and respect from peers, clients and management
A summary of major successes are as follow:
Employed by Liberty Life for 10 years. Started as a developer at Liberty and left in the capacity of Senior Development Manager. Before his exit Siva was responsible for the Lifestyle Systems and a number of large projects which included the Y2K initiative.
In 1999 he founded and led Skylite Business Solutions, an IT solutions company operating mainly in the Java space. Skylite was the provider of choice to Investec Private Bank and deployed a number of key projects such as Online Banking, RADAR (CRM System), Retail Treasury Front-end and the Securities System. The maintenance and 24 hour support was also outsourced to Skylite.
During this time Skylite was also tasked with automating the Discovery Individual Life business. This included the quotations and servicing systems.
In 2001 Skylite was sold to Paracon Holdings, a JSE listed IT company. Siva was appointed MD of Business Solutions and serviced multiple clients until his exit in 2003.
He joined Discovery Group Risk in the capacity of CIO in 2006 after a break from the IT world. Siva was responsible for the replacement of the Group Risk systems which included the development of the quotations, installation front-end and deployment of the SunGard Compass package. He was also made accountable for the Group Risk Operations, which included billing, underwriting, claims assessment, claims payments and client & member servicing. The new systems and administration efficiencies were major contributors to the massive growth of the business, over 5 times the API in 6 years.
Sue Pillay – COO
+27 82 883 3923
Sue graduated in 1985 with a BCom degree. She started her Information Technology career with Infogold in the capacity of Business Analyst in 1986. She then moved to Edgardale working on Retail Systems. At Data Control Services, she worked on the Hospital Systems as a Developer and Trainer.
Sue entered the financial industry with Liberty Life in 1993. She predominantly worked on the Commissions and Healthcare systems in the capacity of Senior Business Analyst and certainly understands the Insurance industry. During a sabbatical of 4 years she owned and managed two successful restaurants in Plettenberg Bay an entrepreneur indeed.
She is one of the founders and shareholder of Keystroke, playing the vital role of Chief Operating Officer. Her dedication and commitment is demonstrated with the smooth management of the business operations. An asset who has contributed hugely to the growth of Keystroke Holdings.
Sreeni Vasireddy – CTO
+27 72 656 7744
Sreeni is a business leader and a turnaround specialist with a career spanning more than 17 years in Business Consulting, Business Process Management, Enterprise Application Integration and Enterprise Architecture.
He is also an entrepreneur who is one of the co-founder of a successful start-up company and has successfully lead development and delivery of business productivity tools/products. Sreeni has experience in Business Administration, IT strategies, Analysis, Design and documentation of various Application Systems. Sreeni has a solid sales and delivery track record in both private and public sectors.
He has worked with industry leaders and led various successful deals. Around 10 years in leadership roles within Application Development, Solution Design and IT Strategies. Sreeni has managed big delivery project teams.
He has extensive experience in Architecture, Designing, Building, Quality Assurance and maintaining bespoke and Out of the Box solutions and systems in both public and private sectors.
Sreeni provides thought leadership and strategic direction to Clients. He believes in Strategic Innovation rather than in applying existing strategies. Trained in all major big data providers such as Amazon (AWS), IBM Bluemix, Azure (HDInsight), Oracle.
Specialties: Enterprise Architecture, Hadoop Big Data, Analytics, WebSphere Application Server, K2 Workflow ERP, Duet Enterprise, SharePoint, EPM, BizTalk, Message Broker, Oracle Primavera, SOA, EAI and BPM.