Jean Buÿs is the Enterprise Architect at Shoprite Holdings, Africa's largest food retailer, where he heads up the architecture discipline for the enterprise.
He has over 20 years of information technology experience in a range of IT disciplines such as enterprise architecture, business process modelling and IT solution design & development.
Prior to working at Shoprite, Jean worked at De Beers where he was the Group Lead for Mineral Resource Information Management. He provided technical leadership regarding technical systems and business processes to the various De Beers operations.
His career in De Beers started as a software engineer where he architected, developed, and supported the De Beers Marine technical information systems that form the foundation of the marine mining operations in both South Africa and Namibia.
Jean also worked in the South African Aerospace industry as a system analyst focusing on software systems for a satellite launching vehicle, and lectured Computer Science at the Cape Technikon.